We lost my father-in-law last week. I’m not ready to start to losing parents. I know that it’s the logical order of things and all, but really, I’m just not ready. My oh-so mature reaction has been to call my own parents incessantly to harass them about their own health (which appears to be fine, by the way). They have so far been kindly indulgent of my regular outbursts, but I should probably not be surprised if they start screening all incoming international calls.

Some time before we got the call I had already make last week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Croquants. These little cookies were simple, comforting, and sharable. Just what we needed.

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6 Responses to croquants

  1. Cher says:

    Rose – I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you.
    We lost Joe’s mom in November and I have found that it has made me very clingy to my own parents. They would screen my calls but then they’d know Id show up at their doorstop.

  2. Ei says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Rose. I know what you mean about feeling too young to be losing parents. In April, my dad will have been gone for 7 years. Can that possibly be right? It still feels unreal, and it’s still difficult. Hmm, maybe I should call my mom…

  3. Guyla says:

    Rose, I don’t think we are ever ready for the loss of anyone we love. I’ve lost both of my parents and we’ve lost my father in law. Gary’s mother is aging fast and on a downward spiral…… I’m glad you had your croquants. Any small comfort is welcome in a time of grief, isn’t it? Your parents are fortunate to have you harassing them and I bet they appreciate it. I am sorry for your loss. Take care.

  4. dulceshome says:

    I am so sorry for your loss!
    I lost my dad almost 2 years ago and totally understand your reaction. I think I check on my Mom more and more all the time. But it makes me feel better. I’m sure your folks are happy to hear from you!!!

    I’m glad you had your lovely croquants as a little distraction.

  5. betsy says:

    Rose, I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your husband and the rest of your family draw comfort and strength from a lifetime of memories. While you’re right that it’s the logical order of things, that doesn’t make it any easier. Croquants make a perfect comfort food for your sadness.

  6. Teresa says:

    So sorry for your loss, Rose. The natural order of things is the hardest part of living. I find myself checking in on my parents more and more, too.

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