Since it’s a birthday blog hop, I’m going to talk about a birthday tradition in my family. This started with my mother, and we’ve carried it forward through the years with our own children.
I don’t come from a family with a lot of money – and I still don’t have a lot of money. So when you’re talking shoestring budgets, going out to eat for everyone’s birthday – and taking the entire family – is a financial burden designed to topple the precarious house of cards known as personal finances.
So Mom would make us our favorite meal for our birthday, along with our favorite kind of dessert with or without our favorite ice cream. Now, I have a lot of favorite meals as an adult, but as a kid I was a pretty picky eater. One vegetable I’ve always adored, even when I was young, is cabbage. So frequently, my birthday dinner would be cabbage buns, or as my dad called them, kraut buns (even when they weren’t made with sauerkraut but with fresh cabbage).
What is your favorite birthday tradition? Tell me in a comment below. One lucky commenter will win a pair of handmade (by yours truly) clothespin angels, the perfect accompaniment to my novella Malakh.
The blog lineup ( stop by Carrie Ann’s blog first because, yanno, it’s her birthday. ;-)):