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   Posted 9/2/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
It's a no-brainer...we all love to talk about food. Hey, everyone is good at something, right? smilewinkgrin And food goes with people like friends and families. We often mention some person in relation to our favorites like Grandma's potato salad or Mom's snickerdoodles. Think back to when you were young...what food today brings back childhood memories for you?

Our family always ate supper together and I insist on it to this very day. Breakfast and lunch are optional but supper is family time. Mom made good food and it was very 'basic' which I loved. Meat, vegetables, starch which meant potatoes and if we did have desert it was either apples and popcorn or fruit and homemade cookies. Mom was a good cook but wasn't very fond of baking...BUT, she always made the best chocolate chip cookies. She was always one to follow the recipe exactly! unlike me who just tosses it in and can't resist doing something a tiny bit different every time I cook. rolleyes I can still see mom with her freshly pressed apron on, taking cookies out of the oven. When dad retired he took over the baking and also made the chocolate chip cookies. When my kids were growing up they would always check the cookie jar to see if there was a fresh batch there. Dad rarely disappointed them.

What food brings back wonderful childhood memories for you?
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   Posted 9/2/2009 12:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I tell you what I miss.

Grandma's fried chicken. It was never crispy, but the flavor was out of this world. I can cook fried chicken to make anyone's mouth water and have them come back for 3rd's but I rarely fix it without thinking back to hers. The other thing I miss big time is her strawberry jam and apple butter. You could make a meal out of either one of those. It has been probably 20 years since I had any she made but to this day I can't take a bite of either without comparing it to what she used to make.

Another thing I miss is my Mom's homemade noodles. I tried many times over the years to learn how to make them but just never could catch on. Fortunately we have a little bakery around here that sells some that are about 95% like what she used to make.

Other than that I just miss Sunday dinners with my Mom and/or Grandma.
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   Posted 9/2/2009 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
The thing that usually reminds me of childhood is deviled eggs. It was something that was only made for big family dinners, like when relatives were coming into town or something special.

As a side note, I have an amusing egg story to tell. I was about 4 years old and I remember being hugely frustrated cause my mother didn't know what it was that I was trying to ask for. I had been at my grandmother's place and she had made lunch, when I was at home with my mother that night I asked her to make me "round eggs" like grandma had. My mom had no idea what it was that I was asking for. She made me over easy eggs - nope. Not it. She made regular hard boiled eggs - nope. She made scrambled - nope. She called my grandmother to try and figure this out. Gramma had no idea either as to what I was talking about. On and on this went. My mother made me eggs for dinner every night for a week. Each time making the eggs a different way. I thought my mother was going to go batty.

Finally, one afternoon my mother had boiled up some eggs to make egg salad. As she pulled the egg out of the slicer to put it in the other direction I screamed, "ROUND EGGS!" and put my hand out for it. The mystery was now solved, round eggs = hard boiled eggs sliced once with the egg slicer.
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   Posted 9/2/2009 2:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Round eggs!  Awesome!  I love that story.
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   Posted 9/2/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
My mother could not cook worth a   skull   So my father did some of the cooking, not bad but not great just kinda scary.  smhair As I grew up I spent alot of time eating out.. yeah
At 10 or 12 my father decided I needed to learn to cook.  He said so I can feed myself as an adult I think it was so that he didn't have to do it any longer.
I made Fried Chicken.  After that night it was like I was from another planet I LOVED to cook.  My Fried Chicken ended up being our Sunday dinners, my meatloaf was Monday night.  To this day my father tries to take create for how I cook.  Ya RIGHT!!! nono    He just taught me how to turn the stove on....
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   Posted 9/2/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
food, what fun!
honey lemon cookies at christmas time and my aunt angel food cake with sticky icing, sure wish I had the recipe
for the sticky icing...was great on the angel food cake......

Thank you chutz for having the strenght to do these, considering what your going through with the loss of your pet!
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