Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Emma's fondest memory of her great-grandfather (Poppy) is his bagel sandwiches. According to Emma, "he made the greatest bagel sandwiches". Jim and I don't even recall him ever making a bagel sandwich or her eating one at his house but she swears by it.
My fondest culinary memory of him is his Matzoh-Brie. I can't make it as good but it makes me smile to try and also to see the recipe that I wrote on the back of an envelope (just as his wife, my great-grandmother Super Nana, would have done). I tried this morning. It came out OK but definitely not the same.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Last week, the 4 of us attended the wake and funeral of Jim's uncle. The kids were perfect angels- quiet, paid careful attention, supported us and other family members through a difficult time. My mother in law said that, after how well behaved they were those two days, I could never complain about my kids' behavior again. In the car ride on the way to the cemetery, they had to get some of this perfection out. I videotaped this just as proof that they can be Jekyll and Hyde (and they turned it way down for the camera- it was a lot crazier before the camera came out).