Plum Dumpling Love for My Sis
--by mindyjourney, posted Aug 24, 2020
Sister mentioned wistfully how much she used to love Mom’s plum dumplings and “witzie noodles.”
I hadn’t made the old world recipe in years, probably when Mom first showed me how to make the potato/flour dough, wrap around a plum, boil and then serve in a pan of warm buttered bread crumbs. The noodles are the rolled dough, minus the plums.
The recipe was hard-copy saved in a rough homemade cookbook I had painstakingly assembled as holiday gifts early in our marriage, when I had plenty of time, an electric typewriter and little money :))).
As I boiled and mashed, kneaded and rolled, I could feel my Mom’s presence near. She expressed her love through cooking and as I followed her recipe (which was her mother’s), the continuity of that love flowed through my hands as well. Chills ran up and down my spine, a sign of a spiritual presence for me.
I am so very grateful that I followed the nudge to make and share some dumpling love the last time I saw my sister, since she is now in the hospital, recovering from a hip replacement due to a recent fall.
Never leave something undone, my friends, especially when you feel that nudge. Often it’s a direction to not only follow your heart, but it also signifies a deeper inner connection with a Higher Power.
Requesting prayers for my sister in her recovery. Her courage, strength, humor and grace are a testament to living with chronic and debilitating rheumatoid arthritis.
Thank you 🙏.
Kindness cooking has no time limit, it is ever green.
Your making Mom’s plum dumplings and “witzie noodles.” and inspiring others is commendable. Thanks for sharing.