There is no end to the chores. We go through a lot of firewood so Rory helped the Major.
But then it was off to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst.
We aren’t allowed to take photos in the galleries, but the special big murals that Carle painted give a taste of the tissue paper he works with in his unique way. One exhibit was celebrating Carle’s 80th birthday and the 40th Anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
In addition to the galleries with wonderful collections of the original paintings that were published in children’s books, there is a library where we got to sit and read some beautiful books.
No cultural outing is complete without a snack. Atkins Farms has apple orchards AND apple turnovers.
But the only sign of spring is at the Atkins flower shop.
If Rory is going to eat at Granny’s he has to help. He put together his own Saumon en Papillote. This is one of his favorites and it is not only easy it is a wonderful way to cook salmon to perfection.
As far as I’m concerned no meal is complete without dessert. Our fantastic librarian gave us a recipe for chocolate pudding cake when we went in to get our week’s books. Don the librarian is actually a master baker in his off hours.
There is always a payoff in the kitchen and at the table. This is one chocolate-y dessert. Dee-lish.