Taking down the Christmas decorations has always been a sad event in my book. I just hate the lack of color. After seeing the tree, twinkling lights, beautiful vignettes of colorful treasures for six weeks, now it's gone and empty looking. Some people I know can hardly wait to de-clutter. I'm trying to 're-clutter" with some of the goodies that have been tucked away. The Pyrex Friendship Cinderella bowls made an appearance in the kitchen again.
Nothing beats an apron hung over the pantry door to revive a happy memory. My Mom only wore dresses on Sunday for church. The rest of the week she worked in the beauty shop doing shampoo and sets. We'd get home after services and her apron went on and the roast would come out of the oven and be served with mashed potatoes and gravy and dinner rolls and some kind of Jello salad. EVERY SUNDAY...
Our meals always ended with dessert; amazing treats like Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Bread Pudding, Apple Pie and Angel Food cake were regulars in Mom's repertoire. My children will have no such memories; cookies were always on hand but the fancy high calorie desserts, not very often.
There are still Gingerbread Boys left from all the baking during December, and some Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies. Working full time may ensure that such baked goodies won't be found too often. Great news for my waist line, as I have confessed before, I have NO will power. Baking or crafting time? I choose low calorie crafts!