They are FIFTY CENTS!!!
or any material, ribbon or my favorite jute.
Wrap first layer of material.
through the bell
I can't remember when it happened...all this craziness...
Posted by ChaCha at 12/28/2013 01:35:00 PM
It has been cold around here. I have had time to cook a little more than usual since the days are darkened by 5:30 or 6, and the weather makes us want to hunker down inside. Time has been spent making my favorite winter meals- Green Chile Potato Corn Chowder, Vegetarian Chile, Homemade Pizza and Soup and Cornbread. But this past week, I made something that brought back memories of my childhood.
When I was young, we basically ate the same meals each week. My mother, as other mothers back in the early 70's, cooked simple, hearty meals for their families. Meals that were affordable, yet, filling. I remember a handful of the meals our mother cooked for us. She made the most amazing Coconut Cream Pie. This remains my favorite type of pie. Sadly, I was never interested in learning how to cook when she was able to make those delicious pies piled high with perfect meringue, which I scraped off to the side of the plate....which only now I can believe I was allowed to do! She also made awesome fried pies, using whatever fruit was fresh in season. Even when I was working as an adult, I would walk into her home and she would come around the corner with flour on her hands and I would know she had a batch of fried pies (Apricot!) frying, or stacked up, drizzled with powdered sugar glaze....sitting in the middle of the table waiting for us. There were what I call cherry dumplings~I don't know what they were really or how she made them, I only remember her standing over a hot steaming pot of thickening cherries. Sweet, red. Dropping pinches of dough, probably biscuits into the sweetness and bubbling until the dessert was done. I've burned my tongue on this more than once. My mouth waters thinking of the tart cherries (pie filling?) and the sweetness mixed together. One meal, she could somehow feed a family of 4 on one can of salmon. We had fried potatoes with this and gravy. I never thought of how strange this might have been until I was married. Then, the thought of FISH and GRAVY was wrong! I have to admit I usually ate my salmon patty with ketchup.
But, I think my favorite meal was the enchiladas. And so, for the first time in 40 years, I attempted to make Mamas Cast Iron Skillet Enchiladas. They were a hit! I did cheat in a few areas, but all in all they did look like hers! I will make them again and take photos and add the recipe.. I really just wanted to write this down.....and remember the wonderful gift of home cooked meals that my mama gave us growing up. She worked so hard. She was a nurse by night and a mother and wife by day. I miss her in her kitchen. She was a master of good old home cooking.
I would love to know what your favorite meal was growing up in your home! I hope that my boys have a few great memories just like I do!
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