Tuesday, March 9, 2010

paska season

Yesterday afternoon . .

while the grands were tucked in their beds dreaming of gum drops and sugar plums . .

I whipped up a batch of Paska for dinner dessert.

I was a bit curious to know if it would be received with smiles and smacking lips like good little Mennonite children.

A year is a long time when you are two years and three months.

Last year .. .they had their first taste . . .

this year they did the sprinkling themselves . .


. . .and needed no encouragement to finish their plate.

Paska season has begun.

All for now . . .


18 comments:

  1. He is just too cute..I love that line 'little mennonite children'..
    Who can resist paska, Mennonite or not??

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  2. paska season - yummy!

    Looks like the little apple doesn't fall far from the tree :)

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  3. He's so handsome! And he certainly looks like a paska lover to me. My little grands enjoyed paska last year, but I think that they'll like this year's even better. You've just given me the first thought of paska this season...ohhhh boy howdy! And I owe it all to you. John is going to be so happy. Wait! I'll yell to him and tell him and see what he says.
    "Who told you that?" he asks.
    "Lovella" I answer.
    "What does she know?" he asks.
    "Everything" I answer.
    "Sounds great to me, but why can't it be a year round thing?"
    Silly boy! It just wouldn't be that special that way.

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  4. Someday I am going to make paska. I need to taste this food. Quite a handsome young man you have as a helper!

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  5. Another one here who has just got to make some of this. I ran out of time last year, so here's hoping for this one.
    My mum has two seasonal breads that she makes and the wait/anticipation is worth it!

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  6. Sweet! This will be only my second time making our Russian Easter Bread (Kulich)
    My sister and I plan a baking day on Good Friday...

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  7. Yum! That sounds delicious right about now. Who wouldn't love your paska?!?

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  8. I think he soon will know that grammie's house is where to be in March. The many visits you already get may double this month. I can still remember eating paska at my grandma's place. traditions are so good. Kathy (MGCC)

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  9. Great timing. Paska is always welcome at Easter. Do you have a recipe for the glums paska topping?

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  10. What a sweet little model you have there :)
    Thanks for the reminder...I pulled out your recipe the other day thinking I did not have to wait until Easter to bake up some of the yumminess.

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  11. That was one of paeton's requests... tha I make paska when we were there. The day he knew I would make them he came into the kitchen and asked if I needed the oranges yet. He is five and knows there are oranges in there! He was so excited to helm me mix them - tasted the dough and said it tastes like paska already! Of course, the sprinkles are so fun for them to put on. Some got more than others.

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  12. I meant to say - your little farmhand looks so much like his daddy!!!

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  13. I was just saying to Quinton the other day "its almost paska season" not growing up mennonite he replies "whats paska season?"
    Grandmas who make Paska are the best! You have very blessed little grandchildren :)

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  14. Paska: What Mennonite Grammies make to make their grandsons become smart, handsome and grow hair on their chests.

    Or maybe grow hair on their heads? His short hair cut makes him look ready for summer! Cute, cute, cute.

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  15. Mmmm...it's a good season to be in! :)
    What a cutie!

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  16. this just may be my first year to make paska now that i have a helper of my own old enough to actually help!

    oh my goodness, i can't get over how much your little farm hand looks like his daddy!!

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  17. p.s. that was me that posted the last comment, i was accidentally signed in under my other blogger profile :)r

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