Sons and Daughters

snowmanz2Recently, I had the chance to experience just how heart-warming it can be when the younger generation reaches maturity and begins to take on some of the responsibilities of their parents.

At our holiday get-together this year, several of the “kids” brought special recipes they had made for the family meal. And what impressive dishes they were!

For example, my sweet niece, Lisa, made this mouth-watering treat . . .

Onion Tart

onion tart

If I close my eyes . . . I can still clearly see Lisa, when she was just a little girl, standing in the middle of a room full of relatives. She’s smiling a smile that would win over the grumpiest of curmudgeons, as she recites her own adorable version of “Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”. Her voice is clear and lilting and her incredibly animated expressions are cuter than cute. Today, she is studying medicine. Where did the time go?

Lisa’s dish was a big hit at the party last week. It’s a good thing she made two of them because the first one disappeared within minutes. I asked for the recipe and she kindly provided this link (Scroll down the page for the “Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette”.)

‘Til next time,



Sons and Daughters — 9 Comments

  1. Thanks for the post! I am studying medicine as well and about to get married, so this holiday with the family was an extra special one for me – my last single Christmas! It is amazing how time goes by so quickly, but it makes us cherish those special times we do have with our families!

  2. Yummy! I don’t eat meat but my family does and this looks like something we all could enjoy! Thanks for sharing it.
    I completely agree with your thought about children growing up. Although my daughter is just a tween, she will catch me off guard sometimes with the very grown-up things that she does or says. She is no longer a little girl!

  3. Ah geez, I teared up! But isn’t that what it’s all for– the day they come in the door with something new, all ready and able to take things ahead on their own?

    And hopefully it’s yummy, too. 😉

  4. Everyone should make this tart. It is delicious! There are many other great recipes on that site ; a real find!
    P.S. Lisa loves you too…very much!

  5. Crystal, I loved reading about your memories of when Lisa was little! I’m snatching her recipe because it looks delicious, and you said it was! Thank you, Sweetie! Paulette ;D

  6. Awww,what a sweet niece!! Time does fly so fast and it is easy to see that when we look at the younger ones grown.
    Thank you for the link, the onion tart looks delicious:)

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