Letter to Friends 3.24.14
Hello all you wonderful people!
Since Spring has decided to drag it’s feet I thought I’d share a hot bowl of chicken soup and homemade rolls.
Doesn’t it look yummy! It’s funny how great pictures can make things look different than the “real story” behind them 🙂 Take for instance those lovely rolls (homemade no less). “I am very busy, I don’t have time to make homemade rolls.” You are thinking to yourself. “What a great homemaker Nicole is to make her family homemade rolls.”
Ahh, but what actually happened was I had a headache. I laid on the couch, my eyes covered with a scarf, a very cranky woman.
“Sophia, get out the homemade pizza crust recipe from the box, follow it, use the Kitchen Aid mixer to knead it. Then throw it in a pot and put it over here by the woodstove to rise.”
I continue to lay in darkness occasionally directing 14 year old Sophia on the mixer till the dough ends up in covered pot, rising for supper. In comes Dad,
“Hey, babe I hate how whole wheat-ey your pizza crust tastes, so guess what, I bought Trader Joe’s pizza crusts this morning they’re in the fridge I’ll make the pizza.” (silent internal wail and pursing of lips over lack of communication)
“What I am supposed to do with the crust that is pushing the lid off the pot over here!” says the cranky wife. (This is of course a missed opportunity to encourage both husband and daughter) “Well, make rolls or something.”
So after dinner, all hands on deck to turn four pizzas worth of crust into 3 baking sheets of little rolls.
Sometimes a picture hides a thousand words.
I will try to get another letter out this week, so much to share, but for now I have to go…