In Easter basket making news…on Thursday I made baked cheese. It’s a sweet, egg and curd cheese baked in the oven. It turned out nice.
On Good Friday we had a quiet day and baked the Paska bread. It is also sweet and eggy. I think it is by far the most labor intensive part of the Easter basket. It takes hours to make, standing on one’s feet and there is lots of kneading. It turned out a little puffier and browner than I would like, but we sampled a small roll made from the dough and it should still be tasty.
Now for my lament. I have the most horribly behaved children in all of our church. They cannot sit still or listen. They are noisy, squirmy and prone to fits. They often are taken out for talking to and spanks and nothing seems to work. We parents, simply sit, near tears, clutching the writhing children, wondering what we have done wrong. Short of strapping them to a chair one hour each day and making them watch Mass on EWTN, I do not know what to do. Is this why so many churches have nurseries? Why do other children their age at our church seem to behave? We feel like unholy parents.