I have to share.
Yesterday, I got into my car and a smell immediately took me back to April 28th, 1981.
It was like I was slammed into a brick wall, it hit me so hard.
I was 12 years old and my mother, father, grandmother, and aunt were gathered in my grandfather’s hospital room waiting for him to pass away.
The smell was just so unmistakable, and something you may not understand unless you’ve experienced it.
It was stale, old, contained death and yet at the same time, was a scent I cannot accurately describe.
I hated being there, watching his shell of a body struggle with every shallow breath, watching my grandmother put on a brave face when I was sure she was crumbling inside, seeing my mother and aunt struggle with their emotions, and waiting.
I got into the car yesterday to go pick up my daughter at school and that smell literally paralyzed me for a moment.
It was so bizarre.
Tomorrow is his birthday. If he were still living, he would have been 99. And next Saturday, the anniversary of his death.
It was definitely an unexpected moment yesterday and brought back a boat load full of memories.
A moment like that gives us the reminder that we very often take for granted: that the ones we love are with us only temporarily.
Hug them tight and tell them you love them.
Our time here is short and very precious.
So here we have the dessert recipe that I thought I was going to be posting earlier in the week, but due to that wonderful (and I am saying this sarcastically) migraine, things didn’t go as planned.
But here we are on a Friday and you need a dessert to start you off on the weekend.
I LOVE to make crepes and they really are not all that difficult after you get the hang of it.
This video is a great tutorial of how to do it, but follow the recipe I have for the crepes, not the one in the video.
SEE??!! It fell over!
This was the original plating and then I moved each individual crepe to another plate so that it would somewhat resemble a cake.
And this STILL didn’t work.