Rolling in Dough…and apples, and cinnamon and more!Breads and Muffins / January 8, 2017
Most weekends I’m throwing a dinner party; setting the table with care, running down a menu in my head and strolling along the aisles of the supermarket assembling the fresh ingredients I need. But some Saturday nights I skip the messy kitchen and we sneak off to watch movies with friends. We don’t actually go out, we go up; to their third floor home theater that pretty much puts the AMC Theater franchise to shame. Mostly because it comes with good wine and a friendly golden retreiver to keep us company and feeling loved. When we’re lucky enough to be invited, I rarely go empty handed, knowing with giddy delight that as soon as I walk through the door our hosts will be standing ready and with forks in hand to try one of my creations.
I suppose if I had all my wishes come true I would be able to spend all my time in the kitchen. Not only rolling out dough, but rolling in it. Given that I’m not quite to the brilliantly rich and famous level as of today, I will settle for just rolling out the dough. And roll, roll, roll I did!
Whether rich or poor, however, I do believe in the power to nourish. I believe that even something like a bit of dough wrapped around an apple and baked to perfect can be a metaphor for connecting us all in peace and laughter. There is no higher calling than feeding what’s good in all of us.
And, by the time these little babies came out of the oven, golden and brown, it was about time to grab our coats, boots and scarves and make our way over to the neighborhood Bijou for stories, wine and dessert. I think they’ll like these little beauties, don’t you?