The coffee aroma spread through the whole apartment. I was sitting in the kitchen with a hot, freshly brewed coffee in my hands.
I always feel this way when my mom sits next to me. It doesn’t happen often enough so I try to soak up every moment of it.
Every time I visit her, I look forward to eat familiar meals from my childhood, the way only she can cook. One of the meals I request every single time is pelmeni- meat dumplings.
Meat dumplings have been one of our family favourite for a very long time. I still remember my mom and grandmother standing in the kitchen and making hundreds of them by hand. They would freeze them and when there was no time to cook, they would pull out the dumplings from the freezer and minutes later we had a dinner on our table.
And now I do the same. The only difference, I don’t make them by hand but use a mold.
That saves a lot of time for sure.