Aprons hold such a unique sense of nostalgia. They have been worn by women for generation, cradling eggs fresh from the hen house and guarding against the splatter of cake batter while being mixed. Aprons have been used to dry dish pan hands and wipe away tears from youngsters seeking the comfort only a mother can give.
While apron patterns, material , and styles have changed over the years, the importance of the apron have remained.
I remember my grandmother cooking eggs in a bacon grease coated iron skillet. The smell of black berry cobbler and fresh coffee would often linger after dinner was over. Her apron was simple. It was made from an old flour sack. I still have it and love thinking of all the stories she shared with us while she busied herself in the kitchen.
My daughter Amy and I spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen. We “apron-up”, open our cookbooks and try new recipes. Mixing ingredients and stirring simmering dishes is one of our favorite ways to reconnect after a busy week.
Someday my daughters will be baking with their daughters and granddaughters. The blessing will continue from one generation to the next.
Skip the roses….take time to lick the beaters.
From my kitchen to yours,
p.s. If you would like to visit my Etsy store and buy an apron pattern, click on the photo of Amy in her sassy apron!
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