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Remembering Mama! 
Apr. 19, 2011 9:26 am 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2011 6:29 pm
Since my son's wedding, I've been thinking of my mother a lot. She passed away in June.  She left  me all of her cookbooks and her recipe files.  When I miss her, I'll go through those files.  I see her hand writing of some of my childhood favorites. I can almost see her in the kitchen and smell the most wonderful, comforting aromas, wafting through my mind.  I am the youngest of 5 children but I always thought I had Mom all to myself, My sisters and brother would go to school and I got to stay home. 

 I remember helping her shop for our meals in the open air Markets in England. (We were military)  I remember helping her bake... I still have a scar on the back of my hand from being a tad eager to get to her wonderful coffee cake! Mom is my inspiration in a lot of my Two Rock cooking... She is the original Two Rock soup guru!  She provided 3 meals a day on a very tight budget.

  People always cringe when I admit my favorite Mama meal... Mom called it freezer pot stew...She kept a milk carton in the freezer, and would put the left overs in until it was full. She thawed the container out , put the contents into a large soup pot, and add a large can of tomato's.  The stew always seemed like a surprise to me and always turned out tasting the same.... Yummy!!!!

Thanks for the opportunity to share this with all of you!  I love My Mom and miss her dearly!
My mom! Betty King Goff
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Apr. 19, 2011 9:55 am
Lovely photo of your wedding cake and congrats! I love to make some of my mom's recipes. The aromas stimulate fond memories and the dish always tastes like "home".
Apr. 19, 2011 10:20 am
Thanks Lace! Home is where my heart is!
Apr. 19, 2011 11:39 am
My mother left us all to early back in August. I still feel her & see her quite often, especially in the kitchen. Our thoughts are with you.
Apr. 19, 2011 11:57 am
Thank you Doug! My condolences to you and your's. Keep all moms alive in our hearts through memories and cooking!
Apr. 20, 2011 9:34 pm
Nice remembrance of your Mom. I miss mine also.
Apr. 21, 2011 2:00 pm
Thank you so much! She was quite a lady and mother!
Apr. 25, 2011 8:15 am
Perhaps a "Freezer Stew" for Mother's Day dinner :)
Apr. 25, 2011 6:29 pm
What a great idea! Wish she were here to make it for me! Gonna be a tough holiday this year... thanks sassy for the response. You must of had a great Mom also!
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I was a working mother of 2 boys! I didn't have much time for cooking... now that the boys are grown and on their own... I have been enjoying learning and appreciating the art of cooking. I started with a day of baking with my mother in law and I was hooked! Not to mention my new stepkids... what was two... now is four! Our family is growing we now have a grandson, Damien, and one on the way! My grandson loves his visits with Gramma and Grampa...We spend quality time in the kitchen snd chronical our visits here on AR!
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I love to bake! It is my therapy...I love to buy and read all types of recipe books ( call me old fashion ) but it's fun to pick out 1 recipe in a new book and try it the day I get the book!
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My husband and I have great times cooking meals together! When the kids come to visit we let them request their menu of choice. Funny twist... my two boys request Jim's culinary feasts... Jim's two request Stepmom's dinner delights! Works out fine at the end of the day!
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Check out my pics, the wedding cake? It was my 1st attempt at a wedding cake... can you believe it... I still can't!
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so many... hard to pick just one! but isn't that the joy of cooking?
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