#SOL19: Family Traditions

“I just picked up two dozen, ” Mom said. “If you need some before tomorrow you will have to stop by.”

I relayed the message on to my sister Sherry.

But  . . .

Two dozen?

JUST two dozen?

There would be twelve of us. How many would we need?

It would be inappropriate to run out of such a signatory heritage dish at a family holiday dinner.

We drove to Cedar Rapids to the  bakery and picked up another dozen and a half. After all, it was 24 hours until our dinner.  We would be hungry before then and holidaying at the hotel rules out our own baking.

We MIGHT have ordered some extra that we consumed during our travel as well . . . but that story will stay in the Ford Expedition!

All in all we celebrated with blueberry, cherry, rhubarb, cream cheese, and pineapple . . .

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What traditional family dish have you eaten recently?

(And yes, astute readers . . . I just wrote about them last month here!)

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14 responses

  1. I’m not even really sure what kolaches are. I’ve seen the word on bakery signs, but can’t recall ever eating one. They must be dangerously delicious!

    1. Margaret,
      Kolaches have a Czech background. It’s a sweet bread with typically a fruit filling. YUMMY! And so addicting!

  2. They look delicious. Never had any that I know of. I made us a coconut cake for Easter because in my mind coconut cake and Easter just seem to go together.

    1. OOHH! Coconut cake does sound delicious. Hope you had a joyous weekend!

  3. I’ve never had a kolache, but I want to after reading your story AND seeing that photo. My mouth is literally watering. (That’s because I’ve been eating Passover food since Friday night!)

    1. Not gluten free, but, YES, they are amazing. Better than any dessert!!!

  4. I also have no idea what kolaches are nor to what culture they are associated. Thank you for putting me on the hunt for new baked good experiences! They certainly look tasty!

  5. Those look amazing! Loved how you saved the name until the end 🙂

    1. I had to revise twice to make that happen purposefully. Thanks for noticing!

  6. I love how you start your story with telling us that two dozen wasn’t enough. It got me so intrigued. Now I want to make some. 🙂

    1. We actually had lessons at Christmas and made 12 dozen or so. They did not last long!

  7. I’ve never had a kolache, but they look delicious! Hope you all enjoyed them!

    1. They were delicious. They look and taste a bit different at each bakery . . . the secret is definitely in the dough!

  8. […] tells me that I’ve written about kolaches as a part of family and home here, here, here and […]

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