As I write this the house is filled with a wonderful scent from my childhood. I’ve been baking bread all day in anticipation of our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. My assignment is rolls and Orange Sherbert Jello because it wouldn’t be a complete dinner without Aunt Mary’s rolls and Jello.
When I was growing up Friday was bread baking day. We children couldn’t wait until supper to have a fresh biscuit, we begged to have one right out of the oven with the butter still shimmering on the crust. Sometimes, we’d get to indulge in the treat. But usually we were told to wait because the hot bread wouldn’t digest well, or something like that which we didn’t quite believe. I was reminded of that simple joy when my daughter came into the kitchen as I was buttering a batch of dinner rolls and said she wanted to eat one right now because they smelled so good! I told her to go ahead and I sat down and ate one with her! It tasted like my Grandma’s best biscuits.
We’ll gather at my sister-in-law’s home for a traditional menu of turkey with all the trimmings. I’m grateful to be able to contribute in a small way and perhaps because my daughter, neices and nephew have grown up with my home made rolls, they’ll have stories to tell some day about simple things like fresh bread that made their childhood special.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!