Unlike Aimee from Artsyville, who started this whole list making thing, I come from a long line of great cooks and bakers. I was at my grandmother or mom's side as they made with the pots and pans every day, and everything was fab-u-lus .... and never a recipe to be seen. That in itself is a drag because no one can duplicate anything they made.
Now I have major food allergies so I can no longer partake in the yummy traditions that I once did. I've had to create new traditions that are 'safe'.
So here are just a few old and new:
~ I completely forgot about this till just this second... every Friday night my dad got Chinese carry-out. That tradition started when I was just a wee one.
~ When we were a two income family, my hub and I had Thai or Chinese almost every Friday night. Hmmm, I never thought about it till this very second.. but did you read the first one of the list?? Holy cow!
~ I make a mean tofu pumpkin pie every year for Thanksgiving... really.. it's delish. Even tofu haters love it.
~ All itty bitty bits of food that never make it to a plate get merged for a conglomerate nacho topping or get frozen and end up in a soup some time in the future. I'm a 'dump cook'. I admit it and I love it!
~ All chicken bones get tossed in a designated freezer bag, accumulated to some random amount, then melted into a yummy chicken broth when the need arises. Made some today and used a bit to cook brown rice for dinner.
~ Chocolate stars and candy orange slices started as a tradition when the hub and I were dating. It has morphed into having a few malted milk balls after dinner for special occasions.
~ When I'm really in allergy hell and steroids are my savior... my decades long tradition is a 2 liter of Vernors, a bag of black licorice and the biggest bag I can find of some crinkly type potato chips... before the allergies it was a big fat hot toddy (ding!)
~ And the most important tradition, I ALWAYS carry protein bars and have a stock pile at home, just in case I can't find food on the road or need protein during a power outage... yep.. I've lived on them for a week at a time.... more than once..
As usual, I had no idea it was Tuesday today until I saw the Artsyville post. ... so there is nothing pretty like artwork or photo to show with my list.... I gotta get a grip....
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