Monday, October 7, 2013

A Good Sunday

Yesterday was drizzly and cool so when I got home from church I was in a baking mood. I decided fresh bread would be just the thing to go with my legendary hamburger soup so right after lunch I got it going. Then I asked hubby whether he’d like a pumpkin pie or chocolate chip cook . . . and before I could get “cookies” out of my mouth he said “pumpkin pie.” While the pie was baking I sat down with my recipe box to dig out the soup recipe. Boy, what a trip down memory lane that was.

I found this.




It’s on the back of the recipe I usually make and I’d never read the story before. So I did and it’s quite charming. On the other side is a recipe for frozen blueberry cheesecake and it is divine. Maybe I’ll make this Snow Ghost Pie for the kids come Halloween. The recipe is from 1973 and was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls – just kidding – it’s not That old.

As I sorted through more torn out magazine pages, note cards from friends, and two plastic coconut bags all folded up, it got even better. Don’t laugh. I didn't have time to copy the Coconut Dream Squares recipe onto an index card so folding up the bag and tucking it into the box was the next best thing.

I also came across an old envelope. The top half had a prayer list on it and the bottom half had my friend, Carol’s recipe for Cheeseburger Pie. Flaky crust, lots of cheese on top. Yum. Gotta make that one again. Plus, I’m sure those prayers were answered back in the early 80’s.

While I worked through the pile I listened to a CD. It was made up especially for me by a friend’s husband. She’d asked me if I wanted some peaches and when I picked them up her husband and I struck up a conversation about music. I told him how much I love John Rutter. Well – wasn't I surprised when she came over to me in church the next Sunday with a CD full of Rutter songs – 22 of them! I was floored. It must have taken him hours to do it. He’s retired and perhaps it made him feel good to do up a collection for me. It sure made me feel good to get it, I’ll tell you that. People can be wonderful.

As it turns out we got an invite to dinner right after I put the pie in the oven. So then I didn't have to make the soup and the bread and pie were my contribution to the dinner. Sometimes a rainy Sunday turns into an unexpected day of pleasant tasks and charming company.

Ever have a Sunday like that?  



8 comments:

  1. Yes, and have even had a few Saturdays turn out that way too! Took a similar trip down memory lane when my sister and I went through my Mom's recipe box after Mom passed away. Good memories, with a few recipes that I didn't recall. These have become new favorites around here, just perfect for those rainy Sunday afternoons!

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    1. Hi, Karen. My favorite recipes are all splattered and dog-eared. Some of them make too much now that the kids are gone. But the memories are wonderful! Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Unfortunately, I haven't (or can't remember), but I'll tell you this... if I lived closer, I'd happen to be in the neighborhood on a Sunday. I could almost smell your kitchen and feel the warmth as I read your words.

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    1. LOL Cindy, there's nothing like the smell of bread baking. I love to bake and do it all winter long. You're welcome any time!

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  3. Oh, goodness. My husband LOVES John Rutter. Just loves his music. And that's exactly the kind of thing he loves to do--make up CDs like that for people. He's got an old record player at his office so he can take music off of records and put them on CDs.

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    1. Rutter's Christmas music makes the holiday for me. Sooo meaningful and haunting. Good for your husband! A worthy pursuit. Thanks for telling me, Rhonda.

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  4. Jennifer Brown BanksOctober 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Enjoyed reading this post, Sue. A Sunday certainly worthy of a "sequel." :-)

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    1. I'm always pleased when you stop by, Jen. Glad you enjoyed the read! Hugs.

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