We deal with customers through our business for weeks on end. Currently we are dealing with a retired school teacher from the primary school where my children attended a few years ago. I had asked this lovely lady previously if she had taught our children but she said that she had not taught them. Today when she called into our shop our eldest son was having lunch with me as he is home for 2 weeks. She looked at him and said "Oh, I remember you".
Then she immediately returned to school teacher 'mode' and mentioned some children she had taught and the lessons they learned. I think it is an honour that she remembered him.
Then she told us a story of how she was recently eating out and at a nearby table a 2 year old was dangerously standing in his high seat whilst the mother was busy and distracted with a baby in a pram. She said she looked the 2 year old in the eye with 'that teacher look' and motioned for him to sit and he obediently did as she suggested, from over 20 feet away. Once a teacher, possibly always a teacher. This made me smile so much.
Also, because we had extras at home through the week I tend to cook large family meals.
I have a tendency to add more salad dressing than any of our children would, and I had to laugh last night when the green salad was passed to our eldest son. He smiled and stated 'This salad still has it's winter dressing on'. Seriously....
Here is a consistently good recipe for memorable family moments.
Italian Wedding Cookies
1tsp or vanilla extract
2cups plain flour
2cups icing (powdered) sugar
1 tspor vanilla extract or almond flavour
3-4Tbspcream or milk, warmed
100s and 1000s, or other suitable sweet sprinkles
Whisk together eggs, oil, sugar, and extract in a mixing bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
Roll dough into three logs 20cm long. Chill rolls of dough for at least an hour, or freeze for 15-20 minutes. Place cold dough logs on a chopping board and cut into 1.5cm long slices, roll roughly into balls and place on trays lined with baking paper.
This makes approximately 30 cookies.
Bake at 350° for about 9 minutes, or till tops are set. Bottoms will be lightly browned, but tops should still be white. Remove cookies to cooling racks and cool completely.
For glaze, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk till smooth, adding enough warm cream to get a thin but creamy consistency.
Dip tops of the cookies in the glaze, then top with 100s and 1000s sprinkles.
I have always admired teachers, do you too appreciate their roles in our lives?