Now for today..Some repetitious, some new stuff. I share the cooking around here. I lean to one pan or pot meals. I have learned I cannot cook like real cooks like my mama or my wife who can prepare three or four items plus bread and drinks and have them all ready at the same time. If I try that something is gonna be cold or not ready at meal time; or worse, forget something.
I bought some cube steak the other day planning to fry it if Sherry would show me how to make gravy from scratch. My gravy is adding corn starch to the broth left in beef or chicken.I wanted some milk gravy for the meal. I did the mashed potatoes and watched her bread and fry the steak and make the gravy. The meal was good, I am looking forward to trying to make some milk gravy. Gravy is one of my favorite side dishes.
I learned about SOS in the military, the first I remember was sausage in gravy but the best I have ever had was hamburger meat and gravy. SOS short for ‘Same Old Slop’ from sailors aboard the sail ships. Sailors varied the name over the years, but SOS originally was the “Same Old Slop” from eating the same ‘slop’ for weeks at a time.
Women deserve praise. I cannot count the times in the last 20 years I have thought of my mama and others who made 3 meals a day from scratch, plus caring for babies, cleaning house and washing clothes. The only cans they opened were jars they had canned earlier while still doing all the chores above.I know some families in the woods of Wisconsin that still can from the fields. They buy few store bought canned goods. Dar, who comments here and all the girls from the Big ‘O’ family still can and harvest their veggies and meats. Their mama older than I, still cans and hunts, or did last year.
This country still has many wonderful hearty citizens, bless their hearts.
NiteShipslogPS: Here in the motor home I just noticed the washing machine running and I was reminded of words from my youth, “Man works from sun to sun, but woman’s work is NEVER done!” Oh, the jobs might be easier, but the tasks are still there.