What I ate as a kid, from MILTONS_MAMA's blog
Friday, August 02, 2019
Top 10 time! List your favorite foods and drinks that your parents made. Go into as much detail about each one as you can.
I read this on MILTONS_MAMA's blog,
and noticed that her mom liked to bake. Nice! My mother was fond instead of buying Yodels and RingDings in snack size. Also these pink marshmallow cookies covered with coconut on a spongy wafer. Ahh, memories. I was the baker, from about age 8. Not any more, unfortunately. I makes it, I sees it, I eats it.
1. Meatballs and sauce, my german-descent mom learned from my Italian grandmother, her mother-in-law. No recipe, just a handful of this and of that.
2. Loin of pork with saurkraut and mashed potatoes. The best sauerkraut ever, cooked with bacon and apples.
3. Pot roast, cooked in an antique pressure cooker that I was afraid of. It hissed and spit like a crazy woman. Dark, rich, onion soaked gravy that was made with it. I could eat a bowl of that stuff by itself.
4. Hotdogs from the German Deli that crunched when you bit them.
5. Lemon layer cake with lemon icing from a mix that appeared on various sibling birthdays throughout the years.
6. Her fabulous collection of Christmas cookies, recipes inherited from various German, Czech, and Polish grandmas. She stopped making them when I was about 10, when I happily inherited the chore.
7. Her Sausage Roll, a log of savory Italian sausages and cheeses wrapped in a pizza dough, a recipe she made later on for parties.
8. Sausage and Peppers on crunchy Italian bread
9. Fruit turnovers from a packaged roll that you bought in the cold foods section, next to the biscuits. The pastry was serrated to break apart, and the filling and icing were separate. Yum!
10. Homemade chicken soup, Italian style, with tomatoes coloring the broth, and pastina.
Wow, that was fun.