Going to Titi’s to cook today. Deni teaches Juliana Spanish cooking. Good to pass on traditions. The women in my family were good cooks. They could make something out of very little. Worst meal? Liver and onions with mashed potatoes and peas. Even cooked to perfection, liver is yuck, in my opinion. And back then I hated peas. I don’t mind frozen or fresh but canned…? Yuck.
My great grandmother used to make sinkers. It was little pasta made from scratch that filled your tummy. She never wrote down a recipe. She couldn’t write. I remember her peeling to tomatoes with boiling hot water. I wish I had clearer memories of those times so I could recreate her cooking.
I don’t remember Nana cooking much. I know she made pizzellas; they reminded me of snowflakes. She also made stuffed cabbage but I never liked that, so I don’t recall her actually making them.
I can’t recall a particular dish that Mom made. She baked tons of Christmas cookies though. All different kinds from basic to complicated. My brother used to bake as well. Now he doesn’t really have the time.
Life has taken away many of the cooking and baking skills from families, I feel. People do takeout a lot. There’s just not enough time and we’re tired when we get home from work.
Do you cook every night? I can’t remember the last time I did a meal on a weeknight.