Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sweet!

DSC_0197

These two
(Pete and Repeat)

DSC_0180

whipped the kitchen into a Christmas frenzy this weekend.

DSC_0186

They crack me up.

DSC_0193

DSC_0201

DSC_0207

DSC_0221

DSC_0222

DSC_0225

DSC_0226

DSC_0228

DSC_0230

Nice job guys!

DSC_0240

But here's what was really sweet:

I was putting the goodies on a tray, and for whatever reason, I had a hard time getting the brownies to look decent.  I have made dozens of trays in my day, but I just didn't have my arranging mojo going on.  I thought about my mom, who was the expert on beautiful food.  What would she tell me?

Just then, Bethany walked into the kitchen and I asked her what she would do.  Without hesitation she took over, and instead of working from the middle out, she worked from the outside in.  Voila!

When I told her she was channeling her Grandma Rae, she looked at me quizzically and asked, "Why??"  I told her, "Because she was the artiste!"

Funny how my mom could show up in the granddaughter she never met.  If that wasn't enough, she put the final touch in the middle--like Grandma's signature.

DSC_0235

Photo 52, Week 50:  Savoring

4 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

This made me cry.
So sweet. I am sorry she is not with you any longer.
I am so glad she lives in your heart.

Skeller said...

this whole story just makes me happy. the tray is beautiful. the recipients of the yummy treats will be blessed. Bethany's arrangement - two thumbs up!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful tray, beautiful pictures and beautiful thoughts. :) blessings, marlene

HJ said...

Very sweet, indeed, Tracy! Beautiful tray - and beautiful memory!!