A Postcard from Mrs. Sundberg
Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. I’m away on Spring Break, but not away really as we chose to spend this one at home doing all manner of crazy family things from baking to raking to late-night games to movie marathons. I’ll confess I am craving a bit of alone time lately, but it can wait, as most things can. Nothing like immersing yourself in time with kids awhile, letting them guide the plans for the day. I took them grocery shopping and left my list at home, and boy, did we come home with some interesting food. We made Mr. Sundberg’s favorite stuffed pork chops, and a French silk pie. There was an avocado — which we’ve never before bought whole, and eaten — and a pile of wonderful apples, and donuts. Each of the kids picked his or her favorite: a Bavarian crème, a raised glazed, and sugared glazed, evenly tied with a raspberry Bismarck, which happens to be my favorite, so I agreed to share a bite or two. We picked up some fun cheese, and a frozen pizza with everything on it, and some white grape peach juice. And chocolate. With so much rain coming down over the weekend, and overcast skies, it’s nice to hole up with some good food and people you enjoy talking with or simply being near and just be awhile, a kind of break from the shuffle and rush of the routine which does, inevitably, wear one down. And then there’s that time at the end of the day, when you’re all piled on the couch together watching a movie that makes you laugh, when you don’t think about tomorrow or bills or whom you have to call or the laundry. You just relax together, and let your limbs entwine, and if you fall asleep, you fall asleep, because it’s spring break and you don’t have to get up tomorrow. You don’t even have to get up. You can sleep here, on the couch, if you want to. The shuffle and rush can wait awhile. And so can those bills.
Sour Cream Waffles
This recipe is a good one to mix up the night before. A few minutes of waiting and you’ve got a plate of steaming, moist waffles that’ll melt in your mouth.
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
Combine first four ingredients. Beat until smooth.
Slowly add dry ingredients. Stir until well-blended.
Batter will be slightly lumpy.
For dessert waffles add a few teaspoons sugar. Pour batter into waffle iron and
bake as you wish. Serve with butter and syrup or with a fresh fruit