Spring brought several dinner parties.
Easter – April 6
Mother & Cor, John & “Teddy” (Mary Dolores), Mrs. Klieforth (Teddy’s mother), Sr. Clement (my Mother’s aunt)
– Burgundy wine
– ham, pineapple garnish
– green bean casserole
– glazed sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes
– fruit salad, Teddy
– cake, Mother
Sounds delicious! I’m sure I enjoyed it. I can picture us gathered around Mom’s dining room table, set with her beautiful china and crystal.
Another spring celebration:
May 4 – Lawrence’s First Communion
Grandmas, Corine, Maddens
Now by this time she would have had THREE children make their First Communions, but this is the first one featured in her notes.
– orange, banana, and strawberry fruit cup
– sausages, ham
– scrambled eggs
– rolls, Jule Kage
– lamb cake, chocolate cake
The guest list included both Grandmas (both of them widowed for several years by this point), Corine (Mom’s sister), and the Maddens (Uncle Don was Lawrence’s godfather).
What’s interesting about this is that Mom made Jule Kage, or Christmas cake. This was a favorite of mine from childhood; Mom made it for every Christmas breakfast. Not sure why she made it here except that maybe my brother requested it?
And the lamb cake – ah, lamb cake. We still have the antique mold for it, in a wooden box custom-made by my Uncle Bob Mueller. I’ve passed it on to my niece, who already has made one lamb cake and plans to make a couple more in the next few months.