Yesterday, we all had dinner together.
Beef brisket on little buns loaded with jack cheese and buns made shiny by warm butter
Fingerling potatoes coated in olive oil and Parmesan cheese, crispy under the broiler
A cole slaw fancied up with creamy bleu cheese, crushed pecans and cranberries
Decadent macaroni and cheese, thick, soft and warm
My attempt at a little cafe’ worthy finale’, custard and Nutella blended gently over heat, cooled and then covered in melted marshmallow, not the star of the show,
still sweetly delicious.
Gifts exchanged late Christmas night. Laughter and languishing. Sprawled out in the den.
Late night led to late waking.
Back to the kitchen, I go for the simple.
Remembering my grandma’s house when we all had breakfast from the box with the big rooster.
And how I loved it when the honey colored flakes floated in a pool of white.
I’d dip into the bowl with little fingers, pick just one and bring it my mouth, letting it rest softly on my tongue.
Then I’d turn the shallow bowl up and drink down the milk that tasted like candy
My feet swinging loosely over the edge of my grandma’s chairs up close to the big table.
My cousins all around me, the day after Christmas at the old house in the country.
Little is much, I know this to be true, know its peace.