Saturday, November 7, 2009

How we spent our morning

I found this wonderful book at the library yesterday.
How Mama Brought the Spring - Fran Manushkin - Penguin Group (USA): "One wintry morning, Mama tells Rosy a wondrous story about her own mama, Grandma Beatrice, who could bring spring to cold, cold Minsk by making magic in the kitchen. Together, mother and daughter mix batter and sing a song. Then the batter goes into the pan—pour, swirl, swizzle, FLIP! Soon Papa comes in from the cold and the family shares a special treat. (Hint: A recipe for blintzes is included!)
In this delightfully cozy tale, Holly Berry’s stunning illustrations evoke charming folk traditions and the warm magic made in Mama’s kitchen."

Snuggling up to read together...not all the kids are on my lap, but 2 were listening on the floor.

My princesses helping me with the recipe

Everyone loved the blintzes, especially my husband. I will have to double the recipe next time!


  1. What a fun post! I am always looking for a good book to read to my kids. I love your photos!

  2. What a great post~
    We love to read alot here~

    I read your post over at the QF digest!

    I came be to say hi and let you know that I'm having a Thanksgiving Giveaway~

    Do come by and check it out?!

    Georgiann momma of 6 so far!