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Funeral Food 
Aug. 5, 2009 5:02 am 
Updated: Aug. 5, 2009 12:52 pm
Well yesterday was my Grandma's funereal, she was 87.  It was a blessing because she is not suffering anymore.  It is amazing what you find out about people.  I didn't realize that Grandma didn't like cooking and made Grandpa do most of it when they were first married.  She was a great cook in her later years.  But she was a city girl who came to the country and wasn't sure if she liked all the backwoods stuff!  But I do  have fond memories of her good food so she learned sometime! 
But don't they always have good food at a funeral.  My church ladies know how to feed grieving families.  There was the most divine fruit cocktail cake (my personal favorite), peach cobbler, 3 coconut meringue by the pie queen, and numerous other desserts to many to name! There nothing like reminiscing over iced tea and food.  Grandma loved to just sit and watch people. She would have liked this gathering in her honor.  Love ya Grandma!
Aug. 5, 2009 12:52 pm
So sorry for your loss! I'm glad you have such wonderful memories to hold onto. Both of my grandmothers died before I was born, and I really miss not having those memories, or recipes. But it's also interesting to try to piece together what they may have made, using community cookbooks from that time and stories from relatives who remember them!
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About Me
I learned to cook watching my mom and my Grandma's cook - who all are the best in the world! I have huge garden and I can a lot of stuff for winter. My daughter would'nt dream of eating a pie that was store bought! And we raise chickens. There is nothing that compares to farm fresh eggs. They just make your baked goods taste better.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food! If it's fattening, chocolate or salty I'm in! I love to take leftovers and transform them into something wow!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made sugar cookies with us kids at Christmas time and do the same thing now! I used to love to pick out a recipe and Mom would let me got to town in the kitchen! At Christmas I also make tons of candy's, breads, and cookies that I give away to neighbors and family for gifts.
My cooking triumphs
I love to enter canned goods and baked goods in the county fair! I have won quite a few ribbons! I recently had a recipe published in Nebraska Life Magazine's cookbook. I was so excited.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make pierogies when I was about 15. Well I didn't realize how much a cast iron skillet would smoke when it got hot! I ended up filling the house with a lovely smokey aroma! I never have made them again! Another time I tried to make chicken satay, and my husband and daughter about gagged when they tried the sauce. As they said peanut butter doesn't go with chicken! But I loved it. They were scraping the sauce off the chicken. They won't let me live that one down!
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