If you have been married as long as I have been. . .
you might need to think a moment to remember where you put your bridal memory book.
Do brides still do that?
I recorded all the important bits of our engagement and even the very first grocery receipt from Safeway as a married couple.
Thinking about tonight and the Rollkuchen that I am in charge of demonstrating. . .
I remembered the bridal shower my sisters-by-love gave me.
My reputation for cookie making whether good or bad began in public on that evening when I did a performance of chocolate chip cookie making blindfolded in front of not only my family but also in front of my future mom .. .sister in law. ..aunts and cousins.
You can see my sister-in-law Ruby watching with amusement as I mixed cookie dough with gusto.
I remember they baked them up and offered them to my fiance when he came to pick me up.
He still married me.
Yesterday for supper my beloved was served Rollkuchen and Watermelon in February.
"never say never" I said as he walked into the kitchen.
As I had been rolling out the dough .. .I had been watching him through the kitchen window pruning our climbing hydrangea. A proper Mennonite wife would have served him a bowl of Borscht with that rollkuchen but I was on a mission to be sure I had the recipe down pat.
I won't be taking my blindfold along this evening to cooking class.
I plan on having all my senses on full alert and if those fail me. . .
I'll just depend on my girls.