There are only a few things I know how to make because of my mom..
Cottage Pie..Spaguetti sauce..Chinese chicken wings..and her chicken noodle soup.
Her Canard a l'Orange..(with my dad's ducks)(yuck).
I don't know why but I seem to have had zero interest in cooking and baking when I was a teen..and as most of you know I lost her when I was 19..
but these were some of my favorites and I loved when she made them.
Cottage Pie..I always called Shepherd's pie.. until Marie set me straight;) :)
You know the 3 layer delight..beef..cream corn mixed w/the kernel corn and the best darn mashed potatoes you can make on top..
her spaguetti sauce I have improved upon because of one of my daughters..the addition of capers and black olives..delish.
Her Chinese chicken wings were stellar..bake your chicken wings till done..bring a jar of VH garlic sauce to a boil and add the baked wings till coated and glistening in this rich soyaee sauce..
Her chicken soup.
I LOVED it and my girls have liked it and all of the above..
She would take the carcass of the chicken..leaving some meat on..the chicken was baked..she would put it in a stock pot..cover with water..add a stalk of celery..a whole carrot.. ..onion..garlic..salt pepper..parsley..a bay leaf..and let all that simmer for a few hours..discard everything except the broth..pass through a sieve..add cut up chicken..and EGG noodles..I sometimes add egg spaetzle..
then her secret ingredient..some Bovril ;)
Parsley on top.
Feel good comfort food..
Some things you never forget..like Vick's Vapo-Rub..:)
I recently bought some and to my horror it was lemon scented..oy..just leave well enough alone.
I had bought a generic one years ago..much better than lemon scent.
With soup or pasta dishes..Grissinis are a fun accompagnement..3 of the Littles ..loved them..
I had watched the GBBS..and they made some..I had not made any in a couple of years..I tried this recipe this time..I used garlic..rosemary.and more salted..3 kinds..so you sep.the dough in three..
don't listen to them though..I had to flour and reflour my surface..as this dough is sticky..
I started using the bread labels in 2013..time races by..you can too..thanks to this talented blogger.
Even if you don't bake your own bread..buy a loaf and bring it somewhere or have it on your table like this:)
There's not much I would not do for another moment with my mom.
Ma meilleure amie au monde..
It seems that to make up of this great loss in my life..He..sent me 2 little girls that grew up..and then the 4 Littles..
He knew what he was doing..
Noah came over w/ his mom for a visit while his daddy was away..
have to tell you something..our floors are hardwood and warm colored and shiny:)
When the boys take off their shoes..and walk all over the place..little sweaty wet socks leave footprints everywhere..it's the stupid shine.I would get matte next time..anyway..I keep slippers for them..not when socks are dry:)
But wet..:"here darlin'"..
anyway..Noah was coming for a visit and he told his mommy..:"Nana is a bit like Danny Tanner.."LOL.she cracked up and yes so did I:)
Any of you watch Full House?
and you may see why;)
Honestly..I think I have become very laid back..just our floors..
My girls watched every episode and now all 4 littles have watched thanks to Netflix..
Danny Tanner..aka Nana..aka Monique.
If you want to know what I looked like when he came for his visit..look no further♥I know some of you don't notice sidebars..so I wanted you to see:)
At first the mouth was straight..and I said I thought nana always smiled at you..he said but you weren't smiling when I did your mouth..so he added the wings.
I love it.