Monday, January 28, 2008

Today's Secret Ingredient Is...

Compassion! I have no recipe to share nor photo for you to admire, but rather I have a challenge for you. I know that sounds a little trite, but in light of recent events I think I'm going to issue you a challenge to make something with your own two hands and give it to someone you love. I don't want to hear any whining about how you can't bake or don't have time, or that it won't be as good as so-and-so's. Here's one of my favorite quotes regarding baking:

“I can’t emphasize enought how important it is to let yourself try and fail—it’s only flour and water and time. Remember, success is a poor teacher... The most important thing to remember is to get in the kitchen and have a good time...
“I once heard a famous Parisian baker who inspired so many bakers speak about being invited for dinner at a family’s home. The hostess set a basket of bread on the table and immediately apologized for it, saying she had made it herself and of course, it didn’t compare to his masterful loaves. But he said, on the contrary, this bread was far batter than anything he had ever sold, for she had made it to feed her family—with her own two hands and all her heart.”
—Maggie Glezer

5 comments:

Carrie said...

I can honestly say I made something with my own two hands on Saturday night and gave it to a family I love! :)

Missy&Jake said...

Cathy..I acutually made your cinnamon rolls this last weeks..I was super nervous but they turned out fantastic!! I know that natalie was making a recipee that she got off your blog last week too. We really apreciate all the help!

Jessica said...

I made some oatmeal cake for the boys of the house...it was an old favorite recipe of my mom. As I ate, I had memories of Sunday dinners with my family as a kid, and eating my mom's oatmeal cake!
We have all been thinking of you! Love you!

Davis Strong Family said...

Great idea! I'll let you know when I accomplish it. HAHAHA, actually I did make cupcakes (out of a box) for the superbowl party with Davis' family, does that count?!?! No, really, I'll do this project with this in mind!!!! And you can't complain if I bring it to your house! LOL

Amy said...

Sounds like a great challenge!