November 26 is National Tie One On Day, created by essayist and "apron archeologist" EllynAnne Geisel (who also makes really cute vintage-fabric aprons, like the ones shown below, available at her Apron Memories website). I have always worn aprons, so the idea grabbed my attention. Here's how she describes this heartwarming (and eco-friendly) ritual: "On the day before Thanksgiving, pause in the preparation of your own meal, wrap a loaf of bread in an apron, tuck a prayer or note of encouragement in the pocket, and tie one on...an apron, of course! ... and deliver the wrapped bundle to someone in need of spiritual or physical sustenance. Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.” For baking inspiration, we've got several great yeast bread and quick bread recipes in the DL archives, so give it a try. There's nothing like homemade bread and an act of love to brighten someone's day.
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