(A few images from my lunch yesterday with Alexi at Sitka & Spruce.)
As a way to elicit a personal story about the holidays and holiday traditions, Abbott's third grade teacher has the kids writing about a favorite holiday food. Later this week, they have the opportunity to bring in that food for a potluck. When I asked Abbott what he wrote about and what he wanted to bring in, he said brownies. I was a bit puzzled, as I've never made brownies at the holidays - Cal hates chocolate. I wonder if the story for Abbott is, he loves chocolate and doesn't get much of it, even at Christmas, and would like to remedy that. I'm planning to make peppermint brownies today. Food can tell so much about us, our families, where we come from - I think it's a wonderful exercise. I'm so looking forward to tomorrow's potluck.