Mother Daughter Time
Oh my this year has been quite a ride, hasn’t it? Some really great things happened but there were also some parts of the year that sucked. I try not to worry about things I can’t change but that’s not something I’ll ever perfect. Try yes but perfect- not likely.
Taylor and I were having a tearful conversation last week about how we should deal with things that hurt our feelings. It helps to have a plan even if it’s a learning process, right? She’s been through a lot (as some kids have) and it seems like a good thing to open up and talk about how the behavior of another person can change us. It’s so easy to stay busy and forget about it but what if we dealt with it in our own way? What would that look like? Here’s the plan we came up with.
If someone hurts my feelings or does something to hurt me I will do my best to:
- Admit that I don’t like whatever it is.
- Cry about it if necessary.
- Be conscious of my behavior towards others while I am the most upset.
- Apologize if I act out unfairly.
- Confront the person if possible.
We had this little chat before I made this danish. In fact, I was starting my preparations for this recipe when the subject of emotional pain came up. Tay and I took some time to talk things through because baking can wait.
After we talked it out, cried a little and decided to end the conversation it was time to bake.
Pear Danish Recipe
Danishes remind me of those little packaged store bought treats from when I was little. I hated the cream cheese danishes, although I love them now, I preferred apple.
I searched the web for a homemade recipe and I came across this Pear Danish Recipe. Baked in a pan, this saves me from forming them into individual pastries.
I adore rosemary and there was the perfect hint that was so heavenly but I would imagine you could leave the rosemary out if you want. There was perfection in the rich, buttery flavor of the crust and it simply melted in my mouth. The subtle hint of rosemary made me all but giddy with the piney, festive hint of my favorite herb. The fruit was baked just long enough to deepen the flavor and the sweetness was coaxed out from wherever sweetness hides. The tender fruit and the flaky crust were so accommodating to the sweet frosting. I suppose I could have served whipped cream or ice cream with the danish but that really wasn’t necessary.
If you would like to give this recipe a try, you can find it here. I didn’t roll out the crust but I shaped it with my fingers and it still turned out so flaky and perfect for embracing the beautiful fruits that really made this danish worth writing about.
I loved sitting down to a piece of warm danish and enjoying it quietly with my girl. She had her thoughts and I had mine, we just sat in complete peace and contentment knowing that we will remember this pear danish for a very long time. And not only because it was delicious. The nostalgia of sharing these foods is so priceless and it becomes a part of things we remember on the days we try to heal.
I hope you get to spend some time with someone you love this holiday and please don’t worry so much about the things money can buy. Think about the things we will miss when we grow older and look back on all the times we smiled together. That’s worth baking for!
Just in case you didn’t read the post to find the link for the recipe, you can click here.