Not too far away- Okay, years back, amidst the flurry of my childhood, Momma and I ruled the kitchen together. I remember the first time I discovered Bagel Bites, somewhere around 1995- I didn't stop singing that darn jingle for months. And, just when I was certain mom would ban the word 'pizza' from our home, all-together, she surprised me with a stroke of culinary genius. With a firm hand on her hip, floral print maxi dress, and a look of determination, she smacked the frozen food box on the counter and looked intently in my eyes, "We can make these! And we can make them any way we want to- and they'll be much better!" she declared.
I was a bit afraid, and a bit excited, all at once. Momma's culinary creations were usually hit or miss- and I didn't want to have to choke down any more misses with a pained grin. But, as it turns out, this tale marked the beginning of a weekly tradition Momma and I kept for several summers. We'd begin our week with a trip to the local bagel shop, then stock up on ingredients during the mid-week grocery trips. And every Friday would be Bagel Pizza lunch day- a magical event of olive fingers and sassy saucing that still brings a smile to my face today. These were kitchen table moments elevated only by the slow sipping of ice cold grape juice; Welch's a staple in our household.
Share What's Good page today to find out how to get entered to win $5000! Our family jumped at the chance to create some of our own special moments with a little Welch's inspiration.
Armed with Welch's 100% Grape Juice, we created some instant memories, and I even got to 'steal' come precious family time without them noticing! In fact, we used the Grape Fortune Cookie recipe fround on the Welch's website to create the header photo for this post, my very first entry into the #ShareWhat'sGood contest. I'd made fortune cookies years ago, but was inspired by the thought of adding a touch of grape juice to enhance the cookie's flavor. This was the most hands on project, and Sabrina (11) quickly became engulfed in the task of rolling out the 'dough,' and learning how to fold the hot cookies. This time, however, writing the fortunes was left to me; imagine Sabrina's delight when she pulled a cartoon mustache out of her first one!
What Daughter Says: Share what's good in your life, and brighten someone else's day. Smile's are contagious.