All Things Food with Grandmother
Happy Thursday everyone! I’m sharing part 3 of an fun interview series related to all things food. So far, I have interviewed both of my parents and they have answered the same questions with very different, yet amusing responses. It’s been so cool reading their responses and it has brought back some fond memories. You can read both of their interviews here:
Today’s interview is bittersweet and very special. Dad has agreed to be interviewed in place of his mother, my Grandmother Una. I was very fortunate to have Grandmother for 22 years of my life. She went to be with the Lord in 2012. In her hay day, she was an exceptional cook and seamstress. Those are the memories I will always cherish.
Enjoy our trip down memory lane in honor of Grandmother!
Age you began to cook? I don’t know when she started cooking but she probably learned from her mom at an early age. Not sure the specific age but she was the youngest of two daughters in a family of six. I’m sure her mother shared that knowledge with her.
Hardest dish you’ve made: There were some things Mom cooked that I would not eat. Like sliced pear or sliced pineapple on a leaf of lettuce with mayo and cheese. It was awful! She also made Cornish hens. Dad would be critical on how she would cook meat because she would want to cook it fast and not all meats could be cooked fast. Her food in general was always good.
Favorite dishes to make? She would make a 24 hour salad with mayo, peas, and water chestnuts. She also made a coleslaw with shrimp in it and it was good. Chicken spaghetti was also something she often made.
If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Country breakfast food. She made great biscuits and sausage gravy.
Biggest oops in the kitchen? I don’t recall her every having any mishaps.
Three things you keep in your pantry, fridge, and freezer: Pantry: she had a little bit of everything! Cans of soup, different kinds of crackers (Saltines, Wheat Thins, Ritz crackers), and zip-lock bags. Fridge: she always had tea made and butter. Freezer: always ice cream
Cooking tips? I can’t remember any
Favorite cooks? Her mother and her sister, Betty
Favorite desserts? She liked key lime pies and would make those icebox pies.
Favorite appetizers? She liked shrimp cocktails.
Favorite fast food restaurants? She liked subway sandwiches and Popeye’s chicken
Favorite restaurants? Mom liked to go to a place called “San Jacinto Inn” and other speciality seafood restaurants. Growing up we went to a place called the Blue Marlin Inn quite often. I don’t think it’s around anymore.
Thanks for tuning in for our interview with “Grandmother!”
Missing her forever and always,