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Cabbage and Mashed Potatoes

A fellow blogger was talking about how a song or a piece of music made her think of certain people

It happens to me when I’m cooking sometimes…

like today…

I cooked green cabbage and baked Idaho potatoesk14778718

Cabbage just cut in wedges… boiled with a little water… salt/pepper… a little sugar and butter184732

I cook until tender not stirring much… because I like the wedges of the cabbage to remain whole

Baked potatoes with salt/pepper and I admit a lot of butter!…

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Nothing else… it was the midday meal… and I couldn’t have eaten anything that tasted better…

Every time I start to cook cabbage a memory of a friend’s Mother comes to the surface…

I would be visiting and that simmering cabbage and big bowl of homemade mashed potatoes k4508598would be set on the table… sometimes cornbread baked in an iron skillet… k5650848

We dipped right out of the pan that the cabbage had been cooked in… 178320

I never tasted anything as good!k15802113

and didn’t realize that’s probably all there was to eat…

Maybe that’s why… what I cooked today… tasted so wonderful…

It wasn’t the food… it was the good memory… k11242244

“Meatless Meals…So Good!”

No meat tonight for dinner… We’ll get enough protein from the Field Peas and Snaps … What are “snaps”?… They are immature pea pods cooked with the peas…If you like Black-eyed peas I’m sure like Field Peas… It started with me cooking green cabbage/potatoes … of course when I cook cabbage I think of a friend’s mother…When I spent the night she would cook cabbage and potatoes… I don’t remember meat being served then either… but, I do know… there was that big pot steaming with that wonderful combination… Along side was a skillet of cornbread  with butter…No need for anything else!… I’m making fried apples too…mainly because I need to use the apples, but it sounded so good together…Lots of butter/margarine, sugar, cinnamon and a little nutmeg … Yummy!… I could be an announcer for a cooking show!… I also cook my cabbage with butter/margarine, salt/pepper and about a tablespoonful of sugar…The sugar in most vegetables just enhances the flavor I have found…and spread out throughout the whole pot or skillet, not that many calories… Of course I know bacon grease  was used by my Mom and my friend’s Mom for seasoning… but, things change as we gain our own way of cooking… I’d better check the progress… it’s smelling so good!  …Try a meatless meal sometime… You will truly enjoy it!  

“My Kids”…

No wonder some of our kids didn’t eat very much at school…unless it was pizza… Papa John Pizza Day on Tuesdays especially… Schools serve some kind of meat we usually called “Mystery Meat”… because it all tasted the same, although it was served as chicken , beef or pork …Looked pretty much the same too … Of course if you put ketchup, mustard or hot sauce on it…it tasted the same anyway…which is what they usually did… My Granddaughter and Grandson have cheese and crackers as an alternative to the regular meal and so did our kids… Could it be this meatless meal   looks and tastes better than the other choices offered … No doubt!