This morning we had German Apple Pancake. It is 1 of our favorite Breakfasts/Brunches and a much needed marker of a Slower Day.
Local Ingredients included: Eggs from our Hennies, Butter which Melanie freshly churned from Raw Cream, Jonathan Apples picked from Rolf and Ilse's Tree earlier last week. We topped it off with Pecans grown about 60 miles from here, more Butter, and Molasses of the Season.
Today was the 100th Anniversary of Richard's Mother's Birth. She passed at 81 in 1991. A Slower, more Meditative and Reflective Day was surely on order.
We decided to have a Supper she would have loved and fixed for the most Special of Days: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, and Apple Dumplings. Almost everything was from our Farm. Melanie even put her picture taken with the Big Squash on the Table. Overall, I think she would have been humbled and very pleased.
Ethel C. was always the Cook. I wonder if anyone every cooked a special meal just for her. We did.
We started the Meal with our usual Meditation, but offered Gratitude for Mom C./Grandma C's Presence in our Lives. We noted the special Gifts that she has brought to our lives. The day represented a Pause in our lives and a time to celebrate the Gifts of this very Special Person's Life. It was most fitting.