Good things come to those who comment…
5.3.10 § 7 Comments
There are some blogs out there that have used an ingenious idea of doing giveaways to up their traffic and keep readers coming back. (I know that I check back for giveaways all the time.) Usually, you are entered in a giveaway after commenting on a post. Unfortunately, I do not currently have the financial resources to give away fancy kitchen gadgets, but that definitely does not mean I don’t appreciate those who take the time to comment! What you get in return for posting here is my eternal love and affection…and sometimes…baked goods!
After receiving only one reply to my request for food memories (even though I had at least ten people tell me that they loved the post and almost commented until they got distracted or forgot or something), I’ve decided to show my thanks to Laura, the lone commenter. She shared a great story about the days in her childhood when her mother would bake bread, allowing her to “help” in the kitchen:
Growing up, it was always a really special day when my mother would bake bread. My mom has, for as long as I can remember, made her own whole wheat bread from scratch. She’s very old school about it and has never used a bread maker. As part of her recipe, she uses honey to add a little sweetness. I was never allowed many sweets or candies as a child, because my mom’s very health-conscious. So, I would wait and wait until she’d added the honey to the dough. Then, grandly she’d hand me the spoon she’d just used to measure in the honey. She told me I was helping her clean up, because I’d lick the spoon completely clean (of course, she still washed the spoon in soap and water, but I didn’t figure that out for a few years).
And then, an hour or so later, I’d enjoy a fresh slice of bread with a little butter and cinnamon while my mom washed the rest of the dishes. Even now, at 26, my mom still gives me the honey spoon.
I love this story! One of my favorite things about cooking is when adults let kids “help” in the kitchen. Often those moments mean so much more than we can know at the time. I want to say thanks to all of you who have commented and I’ve decided that I will be doing little things like this from time to time…so keep it up! As soon as I’ve made the cookies I’ll post the recipe here and get Laura’s care package in the mail!