It was one of those rare weekends that just fell into place. Things at work were finally calm after several weekends in a row of nonstop nonsense. We made a nice meal for some neighbors, who came over last night to enjoy quiche lorraine and mousse au chocolat. And I don’t mean the proverbial “we.” I mean the literal “we.”
The four us spent a couple of hours in the kitchen yesterday preparing dinner and it was actually fun. For the most part. Voices rose only a little tiny bit and were quickly replaced by laughter. Chloe helped Papa separate the egg yolks from the whites and Sophie manned the stand mixer. A team effort. They also did a great job licking the bowl.
Sophie finally tried the quiche after Chloe explained that it was made from all of her favorite ingredients. And she liked it – she really, really liked it. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that we’ll be doing family cooking every weekend. That’ll never happen. But if we manage to cook together once a month, I’ll consider that a success and a new family tradition will be born.