Saturday, May 17, 2008

Lilac Time and the Livin' is Easy

...Or at least it would be easy if I hadn't come down with a massive cold two days after I finished my semester. Cold aside, I've been using my newfound freedom to try new recipes--so far, I've made sherried tomato soup, honey-lime chicken, spicy sweet potato fries, cherry cheesecake, mexican corn pudding and experimented with wildberry sherbet smoothies.

I've also had time to browse the bookstore, where today I overheard a mother reading to her little daughter in the tiny chairs of the children's section. She was really trying hard, doing all of the voices and taking extra time to look at the pictures, "Priscilla was glowing, she felt like a star," she read, "And if that's how you feel, then that's what you are!" I heard the little girl gasp as that last line was read, and when I turned to look at her,her hands were covering her open mouth...What a revelation for a five-year old on a Saturday morning with her mom.


Jodi Girden said...

these lilacs bring back a lot of sweet memories. i wish i could drop by for some sherried tomato soup and those tiny cherry cheesecakes. i had a day full of grad-party snacks like mini meatballs and sheet cake.

Amber said...

I used to make cherry cheesecake cupcakes, yum. I'm so glad to be cooking again... I'd love the recipe for those sweet potato fries and corn pudding!

I hope my daughter will react like that when I read to her.