I know I have been absent a LOT lately… absent more than here. I have been dealing with my grandmother’s mortality. Yes, I know that probably sounds silly.
A little back story. My parents didn’t, and still don’t, have the time of day for me for reasons unknown and long ago dealt with. My grandmother though stepped in and is the one person who has always been there for me. The one constant in my life for as far back as I can remember. Even when we were living together or hours away, I knew when I needed her she was a hug or a phone call away. I honestly think she is the only thing that has kept me sane (or at least my version of sanity) all these years.
Just knowing I had that one person in my corner, never trying to change who I am at the core, accepting me as I am… although making damn sure to let me know when she thought I was doing something wrong lol. (Because even now my grandmother has opinions she has no problem sharing with everyone lol… she and Chris were jokingly sparing when he drove out to pick me up on Sunday lol and she kept up with him topic to topic that day) pThis is what my grandmother means to me and I have been really struggling with the fact that in the not so distant future all I am going to have are the memories… good memories mind you but memories.
This weekend we made a new memory compliments of: https://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com/
My grandmother kept talking about a recipe she had for some kind of date turnover cookies that she used to make and freeze. She would thaw a few at a time for breakfast and really wanted some. My mission this weekend was to make her a bunch.
When she couldn’t find her recipe, I hit Pinterest to try to find one close. I found one almost exactly like my grandmother’s recipe and we made them Sunday morning.
Now I didn’t roll them thin enough and put too much filling in them according to my grandmother lol, but the recipe turned out great and even through the “teaching” moments (because I had never made them before and was bound to make a few mistakes lol), my grandmother loves her breakfast treats!
So I thank you again Kitchen Inspirations for helping me make this memory with my grandmother ❤.
Here is the link to the recipe for the Old Fashioned Date Filled Cookies or Date Turnover Cookies as my grandmother refers to them at the Kitchen Inspirations blog.