Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Smells Of Home

Speaking of Mom, tonight I decided to attempt a recipie variation. Everyone knows how picky I am. But, there are times that I wished I sat in the kitchen when Mom was making dinner so I could not have to go without later in life. 15 years later - I'm missing her spaghetti, french toast, ultra-flat pancakes (she figured out recently that it was a crepe) and meatloaf. Spaghetti was always interesting for me because I loathe green bell peppers. Mom would either chop them really long and pull them out of the sauce later or chop them so small that I wouldn't notice. (This is the same woman that tricked me into believing that liver was just a really bland steak that needed ketchup -- figured that out when I was 22.) Anyhow, I've always knew something was missing from making spaghetti and tonight threw big slices of the bell peppers in. Of course, I yanked them out after cooking. I realized two things... I only needed half of the bell peppers because it is a very strong flavor and that it really does remind me of home. Now for the other recipies.

5 comments:

LoraLoo said...

I sure miss my Mom's cooking - and when it comes to her recipes, I can never quite match it. I have had a few culinary disasters trying to emulate Mom's cooking. When I see her I beg her to cook all my favorite things. :)

An80sNut said...

I know that if I had to do it all again, I'd still be sitting on the kitchen counter watching her make my favorite dishes but I'd probably be taking notes more. The only thing that I learned really well was her scrambled eggs recipie. hahaha

Teri said...

It isn't too late for you to sit in your mom's kitchen and take notes. My mom never cooked, it was my grandma who was the awesome cook, but she passed away before I had the chance to learn any good recipes.

An80sNut said...

Mom does cook during special holidays for the whole family. Then again, most of those are when we have turkey. B( But I do hold out hope for other things but will I get there before she starts, small chance.

Teri said...

Stop fixing other peoples computers and you just may :)