Saturday, January 29, 2011
52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Food
An announcement appeared at Geneabloggers for Week 5 of 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History, a series of weekly blogging prompts from Amy Coffin at We Tree. Week 5 asks us about our favorite food:
Favorite Food: What was your favorite food from childhood? If it was homemade, who made it? What was in this dish, and why was it your favorite? What is your favorite dish now?
When I think back to my childhood, there was hardly any food that I didn't like! Mom made wonderful suppers every night. Some of my favorites were roast turkey and dressing, roast pork and sauerkraut, meat loaf, pot roast, and of course the wonderful desserts. Dessert was usually a cake, made from a boxed mix, but yummy all the same!
My absolutely favorite dessert from my childhood was chocolate pudding. It was made on the stovetop, and Mom served it in small individual glass dishes. The ingredients were simply milk and the pudding mix. After the pudding had cooled in the refrigerator for a time, it had a "skin" on top, which was the best part in my opinion! The modern instant chocolate puddings are delicious, but the puddings made on the stovetop were so much richer. Below is an advertisement for Royal Pudding from the March 4, 1957 issue of Life Magazine, accessed at Google Books. (The Royal ad is from page 117.)
As for my favorite food now....as in my childhood, there is hardly anything that I DON'T like! My family can attest to that fact.