Comments for Recipes That Remember http://www.recipesthatremember.com Recipes and lessons that we learned from our moms Fri, 09 May 2014 05:30:53 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Comment on Dad’s favorite recipes by Norma Rovito http://www.recipesthatremember.com/2012/06/dads-favorite-recipes/#comment-52623 Fri, 09 May 2014 05:30:53 +0000 http://recipesthatremember.com/?p=1316#comment-52623 Christa glad you had that specail time with Grandpa. Love you and miss Dad so much.

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Comment on Mom’s Strawberry Freezer Jam (Remembering my mom this Mother’s Day) by Norma Rovito http://www.recipesthatremember.com/2010/05/moms-strawberry-freezer-jam-remembering-my-mom-this-mothers-day-2/#comment-52622 Fri, 09 May 2014 05:27:07 +0000 http://recipesthatremember.wordpress.com/?p=528#comment-52622 Mom was a great cook, and many specail memories were around food or a recipe. Thank you for keeping it going Debbie. Love you Sis.

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Comment on Easter, He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! by Denise http://www.recipesthatremember.com/2010/04/easter-he-is-risen-he-is-risen-indeed/#comment-52474 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 19:20:36 +0000 http://recipesthatremember.wordpress.com/?p=510#comment-52474 Thank you! I still have not found my recipe box and wanted to make Carrot cake today. I came in search of it and was not disappointed.
Thank you for remembering 🙂

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Comment on Savory Sweet and Sour Chicken by Max http://www.recipesthatremember.com/2011/03/savory-sweet-and-sour-chicken/#comment-52391 Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:26:32 +0000 http://recipesthatremember.com/?p=667#comment-52391 Um…when are we eating this again? YUM!!!!

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Comment on Chinese Chicken Salad, Old & New by Marcella Stone http://www.recipesthatremember.com/2011/07/chinese-chicken-salad-old-new/#comment-52390 Sat, 16 Jun 2012 17:07:16 +0000 http://recipesthatremember.com/?p=842#comment-52390 Debbie,

I read your tribute to your father in this mornings Fresno Bee. My Dad worked at a sawmill during the day for 35 years in north Idaho (Potlatch Forest Inc.) where I grew up, came home to milk cows at 5 o’clock, and again at 5 o’clock the next morning. He farmed 80 acres – some in trees and enough pasture for a few cows and a couple of horses. We had Tom and Jerry (matched pair), and Dolly that we rode bareback or with a saddle. Some of the property was tilled and my Dad sowed oats for our livestock. I remember Dolly pulling the single blade plow, with my Dad holding the wooden handles with the reins around his waist. When he got Tom and Jerry they pulled the mower when the grain was ripe. We didn’t have a bailer so the loose hay was hauled to the barn in a wagon and pitched into the barn. It was very dusty work. We didn’t have Tom and Jerry too long. My Dad probably couldn’t pay the rest of what he owed. It was the 30’s and early 40’s. We didn’t disuss finances. Times were tough for everybody.

My Dad liked to sing, and as hard as my father had to work to support 9 children he always had time to sing for me. I would sit on his knee and he would sing my request, “Froggy Went a Courtin” over and over. I remember most of the verses, but I think I will try to find all the words of that song on the Internet.

I remember my mother canning vegetables from our big garden every summer, as well as fruits she purchased by the box. We had a wood stove for cooking and another for heating the house. I remember the kitchen as being very hot during canning season. She would be up late at night taking jars from the oval boiler – which doubled as the second rinse tub (with bluing) when she washed clothes. Until she got an electric washing machine she washed clothes on a scrub board. I had six brothers so there were a lot of overalls to be washed on Monday.

We started out with an ‘Ice Box’, but ice wasn’t easy to find in the rural area where we lived. When REA came to the area and we got electricity she found an electric refrigerator with a motor on top. I remember it as being quite noisy.

I wish I could make Parker House rolls that tasted like my mothers. I keep trying. I sometimes get tears in my eyes thinking about what little my mother had in the way of an eay life. I have so much more than she had and I feel truly blessed, but sad that she didn’t have all the conveniences that we have today. My mother made her own yeast from potato water. The bread was very crumbly for sandwiches, but the Parker House rolls were ‘to die for.’ I remember the fried egg sandwiches she occasionally sent us to school with. Sometimes the yolk wasn’t quite hard. I don’t remember anyone wanting to trade sandwiches with me

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Comment on Dad’s favorite recipes by Christa Prentice http://www.recipesthatremember.com/2012/06/dads-favorite-recipes/#comment-52389 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 06:32:27 +0000 http://recipesthatremember.com/?p=1316#comment-52389 Grandpa was a good cook and loved to cook for his family! I remember we made a duck together once because I just had to, it was a big ordeal but so fun. Great memories.

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Comment on Dad’s favorite recipes by lh http://www.recipesthatremember.com/2012/06/dads-favorite-recipes/#comment-52388 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:58:52 +0000 http://recipesthatremember.com/?p=1316#comment-52388 “dad’s inter-continental buffet.” i love that!

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Comment on Chinese Chicken Salad, Old & New by Julie Romagnoli http://www.recipesthatremember.com/2011/07/chinese-chicken-salad-old-new/#comment-52365 Sat, 21 Apr 2012 02:47:26 +0000 http://recipesthatremember.com/?p=842#comment-52365 Hi Dear Debbie – Your Mom WAS ahead of her time 🙂 – It was always the ‘IceBox’ at our house, and nothing ‘fancy’. It was a very cool way to grow up – wouldn’t change a thing about it!

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Comment on The perfect birthday cake by Christa Prentice http://www.recipesthatremember.com/2012/02/the-perfect-birthday-cake/#comment-45111 Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:08:30 +0000 http://recipesthatremember.com/?p=870#comment-45111 Oh and the play dough was amazing! Adorable.

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Comment on The perfect birthday cake by Christa Williams Prentice http://www.recipesthatremember.com/2012/02/the-perfect-birthday-cake/#comment-45108 Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:04:53 +0000 http://recipesthatremember.com/?p=870#comment-45108 Great post mom! Taylor’s birthday party was a lot of fun, I’m glad the cake turned out pretty!

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