. . . not by me though.
Dad has taken over the kitchen & I'm staying out - as I have a great big cold - complete with sniffling & sneezing. . . all the things you don't want in the kitchen. So I took the photos & got myself out of the way.
I'm really tickled that Dad is 'picking up the baton' - so to speak - as baking breads were the thing that Mom would do every Christmas-time. . . & it is a great way for Dad to keep busy during the holidays.
Although Mom would bake pumpkin bread & cranberry bread. . . Dad had chosen to make the Pumpkin bread. I remember helping Mom by sorting through bags & bags of cranberries & grating orange rind & nutmeg for the cranberry bread loaves. . . but I'm thinking that Dad doesn't want to go through all the extra steps. . . (& secretly - although he liked them both - I think he always favored the pumpkin bread!) So the other day - we went through all the ingredients & he went to the market for his supplies. When he came home. . . & was unloading the car - I realized that he was planning to make a lot of bread!. . .
So far. . . he's made eight loaves. . . with eight more to be made!
They will go to all of the neighbors & then also there will be one for each of the guys in my Dad's prayer group. (My Dad meets once a week with a small group of men & they visit & share prayer requests & then the spend the rest of the time praying for these requests, & for our country - it's leaders, & for the world. . . . One of the things I love about my Dad. . .!) Then a few of the loaves will go into the freezer - so he can slice some - toast it & enjoy it with his coffee.. . . (as well as some pretty sweet memories too.)
As for now. . . I wish you could smell how good it smells here. . . (Thank you Lord, that even with my cold - I can smell the wonderful aroma coming from the kitchen!). . .
. . . & Dad is already busy working on the second batch. . .
. . .oh. . . & of course with the "assistance" of you-know-who!
I may not be able to help out in the kitchen this time. . . but at least I am getting to capture some wonderful warm memories.
. . . & for that I am so very thankful.