I was never taught to really cook as I was growing up. Therefore, my poor husband had to live on hot dogs and warmed up canned pork & beans a lot when we were first married! Bless his heart...he survived and is still with me after 44 years! After a
LOT of trial-and-error, I have turned out to
be a decent chef.
One of the things on my BUCKET LIST is to teach my granddaughter to do more than just boil water (which is about all I could do in my early years). We've done a good bit of cooking together but tonight I let her make her Papa's supper....all by herself...and she did a GREAT job! Of course, I supervised and gave a few directions, but she mostly did it herself. She made DUMP SOUP and BLUEBERRY COBBLER.
While preparing our delicious meal, she wore an apron made by her great-great grandmother complete with hand embroidery. As we cooked I shared a couple of stories about GRANDMAMA told to me by her greatest fan, her grandson/my husband. My husband thinks she hung the moon (and the sun and all the stars). Of course, she didn't....but if God had asked her, she probably could have. She was a very resourceful lady....and a fabulous cook. Granddaughter M has already done some embroidery; and now she is learning to cook. Grandmama, sure wish you were here to give her better instruction than I can.
Both the soup and the cobbler turned out great. She gave it her seal of approval by eating a big bowl of each. Later, she may not remember the soup or the dessert, but I do hope she remembers the MEMORIES we made cooking together and hearing stories about her family.
In case you'd like the recipes, here they are:
Brown one pound of hamburger meat....or use leftover ham as we did today.
(We also added the ham bone just for a little extra flavor.)
can tomato soup 1 can diced
can creamed corn 1 can
butterbeans (or leftovers)
can okra 1 can Veg-All
1/2 - 2 cups water 1/4 cup rice
& pepper to taste
on very low for a couple of hours to meld the flavors together.
To about 2 cups of peaches or blueberries or blackberries, add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it).
In another bowl: combine 1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk (warmed in microwave about 25 seconds)
In small square casserole: melt 1/2 stick butter or margarine
Then pour into the butter the flour/sugar mixture. DO NOT STIR.
To this add the fruit. DO NOT STIR
Bake @ 350 about 30-45 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
Thanks for the recipes AND for sharing this sweet time with me! I know that your Granddaughter will remember that day forever and will make those recipes for her family when she grows up! Have a blessed day dear friend, BIG HUGS!ReplyDelete