“Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven.” Do you remember those words from the TV commercial for Pillsbury? O.K. that may date me but they just don’t make good commercials like that anymore.
When my kids were in school, they were always excited for the first days of school. They’d put on their new clothes and come to the breakfast table. I wanted to start them out right, too, with a good breakfast. Even if it was just a bowl of hot or cold cereal, milk, fruit or juice, and maybe some toast. Sometimes, we’d have scrambled eggs, French toast, or pancakes. Usually the more labor intensive breakfasts were saved for the weekends. But I always donned an apron before cooking or baking.
There’s something about wearing an apron that makes food preparation special. When I put on my apron, and looked at those hungry faces, I sent them a message of love because I was taking the time to make sure they were getting nourished before rushing out the door to meet the bus.
You can choose any apron pattern you want. I’ve made many aprons through the years. The pattern for these aprons pictured here has become my “go to pattern.” It’s reversible with a couple of pockets on each side and sews up quickly. Years ago, I took a class on making this apron at North Country Arts and Crafts Workshop near Bemidji, MN. I’m planning on writing a tutorial soon. Be sure to follow me (Bloglovin, WordPress, Email, Facebook) by subscribing with one of the ways on my sidebar so you don’t miss it. I bought quite a bit of that novelty food fabric and have made many for gifts, too. The aprons pictured here went to Germany to our exchange daughter’s family.
Aprons last a long time but kids grow up way too fast. If you have children waiting for breakfast, grab an apron, whip up some breakfast, and enjoy this time with them.
And when the kids have left for school or grown and moved away, you can celebrate and switch your apron to something a bit more fun.
What I Learned Today:
- Time goes by much too fast.
- I have to remind myself that I need to make an apron for my mother-in-law. She’s been asking for one of these for years.
- I am exhausted after our 10 day trip around Minnesota. Buying fabric is hard work.
Question: Do you wear an apron? What do you fix for breakfast? Yes, I wear an apron every time I set foot in the kitchen. I feel naked without one. Breakfast now consists of granola, milk, and fruit.
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- Emma at Emkie Designs
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- Allison at Woodberry Way
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- Michelle at Pretty Practical
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