Today we are baking bagels! That is something that we have done for years and always brings smiles and happiness.
Many years ago a special friend invited me to her house to share something with me. I was not real sure what it was, but we always have fun and so I was excited just to go.
She also has 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Three of our children share the same names - our "odd" named children were named for their daddies.
Not long after that, she moved to Colorado. Our friendship is still strong and we stay in contact - and even have some visiting planned.
but, I digress.... back to bagels.
She had learned from a relative (I think her sister-in-law) how to make bagels. There is a trick that you can't just write down, you have to see it and have it demonstrated. She showed me and making bagels became one of my family's favorite things to do. Even the boys got involved. One son asked me to show his wife (which, I'm ashamed to say that I haven't done yet).
When they would come home for the holidays, or special occasions, I tried to have homemade bagels - or when I came to visit, I'd try to bring some. They are the ultimate comfort food. Even though the process takes 2 full hours of constant "doing" - they are well worth it!
So last week Rebekah suggested that we make bagels this week as soon as she was through with her class. We planned Wednesday afternoon since her exam was scheduled for Wednesday morning. (She was through on Monday because she had like 107 average and so didn't have to take the exam - yeah, I'm proud)
So, we set it up for Wednesday while the kids are napping... we tried to work it so Sarah could come too since she LOVES bagels, but she had somethings at work and couldn't take off)
So, I'm on my way to make bagels... maybe I'll have pictures later. It's a great day!
Thank you , Sherry... you gave me a gift that is priceless and timeless and just keeps on giving!