Friday, May 27, 2016
My girl makes the best fish stew around. For many years we caught our fish, now we get frozen ones. We eat two meals a day, breakfast (usually cereal) and Supper between 3 & 5pm. The day I am typing this entry when we finished eating her stew and I began washing the dishes. I said, "Great supper," then thought and continued, "Or lunch and dinner."
I can remember when as a young person, after leaving mama and home, I started hearing the terms lunch and dinner. It was hard for a guy to get used to dinner being an evening meal, because growing up that was supper. Our meals were Breakfast, dinner and supper as I grew up. I never pictured lunch as a real meal. I did carry my lunch to school for a few years, but for some reason I never associated lunch as a 'grown-up's meal.' Yeah I was a very shielded kid. LOL
Our meals would be boring to most folk. We were talking about meals after I finished the dishes and we sat talking about our favorite meals. Sherry does pinto beans, salmon patties, cornbread and a mayo, lettuce, onion & tomato salad. That lasts two days. Her Fish stew is two days, at times a third day with a sandwich. (BTW we share the work in the kitchen, she cooks I clean up. I cook and I try to clean up but she butt's in at times. (Smile))
I am a pressure cooker guy. I buy the bulk chicken leg quarters and pressure two of them. I serve the thigh over rice with gravy, along with a mixture of peas, carrots & onion. The left overs are mixed and the legs stripped and added to make a chicken rice soup for the next day. I have added another meal, it is a veggie stir fry with chicken and shrimp in it. That is usually two days’ worth.
But we were discussing the merits of pinto bean juice. We both grew up using the juice to soak biscuits, getting them soggy and eating it. YUM! Cornbread and bean juice is good also.
Then she said her brother Johnny called her and while talking brought up how much he loved their mother's soakies. Ever use that term? It was a saucer with sweetened coffee with cream and soaking biscuits in it, that was dessert! We had soakies at our house growing up also.
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