Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Funny Daughter Story

Irish Soda Bread - best served hot. When cold, tastes great grilled with jam on the side.
So, I was making the usual St. Patrick's Day Irish Soda Bread, to go along with the heavenly meal bubbling away in the crockpot - corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots & onions, plus a side of mashed turnips, and a wee bit o' horseradish sauce for the meat.

I kneaded the dough on a floured surface while my daughter chatted to me about her day. I formed the bread ball into a six inch circle and set it onto the baking sheet. I was about to cut the traditional cross into the surface, to "ward off evil spirtits" when I said to my daughter, "Would you like to cut the cross this year?" She asked me why we did that, I told her, she quietly cut the cross without further comment, and we popped the bread in the oven.

Later, as we ate dinner, enjoying the hot-from-the-oven-and-covered-with-melted-butter bread, our cat Chloe was being her usual wild self. She is generally badly behaved and doing something she shouldn't.

The next thing I know, my daughter has hopped up and picked up the round loaf of bread from the cutting board on the table. She took it over to Chloe and said, "Chloe, look at the bread. Look at the bread, Chloe. Look."

Perplexed, I said, "What on earth are you doing?"
"Warding off evil spirits," she gamely replied.


Kelly said...

Tee hee! That is precious. Did it work!? ;)

Loveanewidea said...

Sadkly, no...but it made me laugh a lot!

Mo said...

I'll definitely have a slice now I know it is free from evil spirits

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

That is one smart kid! Too bad it didn't work cus if it did I'd try it on "The Prince of Darkness: His Royal Highness Bagheera."

OT Just got back from the caves, I'm making your koala screensaver as you read this. :)

Loveanewidea said...

We try to keep our food free from evil spirits, but it doesn't always work. I was laughing so hard at how my daughter connected all these dots in her head!

Alaskan Dave-
So you have a wild one too, eh? They are fun, funny, and frustrating all at once. And very hard on draperies.

Can't wait to hear about your spelunking adventures! I checked out the web link you provided and it looks like such a great place to visit.

PS...eagerly awaiting said koala :)


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