A couple of weeks ago Mary Ann wrote about the importance of keeping family traditions going and passing them on to the next generation.
One of the traditions that I have is to make a morning brunch to celebrate Easter Sunday. This tradition started back in the early 80’s when my friend, Christina, was visiting the Ranch from Canada. She is of Irish/Croatian descent like I am, and I said to her, “My Croatian grandmother [my dad’s mom] taught my mom how to make Poteca, and she taught me.” Poteca is a delicious nut bread made for special occasions in Croatia. I told her, “Let’s get up early and make it for the Ranchers for Easter Sunday as a special treat.” So we did — and thus a Ranch tradition was born!
I’ve added to the menu over the years and include coffee cake, banana bread, sticky-buns, fresh fruit — but the spotlight always remains on the Poteca (pronounce “po-teetz-ka”). My mom is happy that a family tradition of ours lives on. and the Ranchers are happy to partake in it.
What family traditions do you have? Are you keeping them alive?
Happy Easter! Alleluia! He is Risen!
(Click on any photo below and scroll through to see the process of how I make the poteca.)