If this was a normal Good Friday, I would have only worked a few hours and then packed up my family and headed over to my brother or my sister’s house here in Ann Arbor for the annual family tradition of making Pizza Bread. This dish tastes nothing like pizza as it’s made with eggs, ham and several cheeses then baked into a loaf of bread, but that’s what we call it and so that’s what it is.
When the kids were younger, we’d color eggs once the final loaf was placed in the oven. The smell of the Pizza bread and vinegar in the dissolving egg dye is a true mark that winter is over and Spring had arrived here in Michigan. That’s been a normal Good Friday for as long as I can remember.
Normal isn’t a word being used much lately so on this day we aren’t all together, at least not in person, but we are in spirit.
Everyone has taken to texting and video chats to see just who can make the best loaf of pizza bread, but I’m certain it’s going to be me… and by me, I mean my wife. I’m not much of a cook, but I’m good at providing comic relief to those that actually do the baking!
While the Covid breakout has taken away so many of the things that are normal, it can’t take away our traditions and things that make our lives what they are.
Many of our Easter or Passover traditions are going to get modified this year, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have them. So today I’d like to ask you to share some of your holiday weekend traditions that you have changed up or modified to accommodate our current situation.
Now more than ever we get to celebrate those things we are sacrificing so much for.
Cheers to you, your traditions and your health this holiday weekend-
One Quarter Turn at a time!
FYI that picture is of my son Jake who’s now a Senior in High School!