My Granny

August 11, 2008 at 4:50 pm (Children, Family, God, Life) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This weekend I was really missing my Granny.  It didn’t help that everything I did reminded me of her.  My Granny is the one who taught me how to cook.  I didn’t live close to my family for the first 8 years I was married, so I would call Granny every time I had a question about cooking.  And boy, could she cook!  You never went to her house when she didn’t have a pan of cornbread and a plethora of fresh veggies on the table.  If it was winter time, she still had the pan of cornbread and the veggies were all from things she had canned the previous summer.  What everyone really looked forward to was when she would cook her huge pots of Brunswick Stew or Beef Vegetable Soup.  Yum!!  While I will never live up to how much she canned or put away, I’m going to start trying to do more.  My granny died this past November of Lung Cancer.  I have exactly 3 jars of her jelly left, but I don’t think I can eat it.

Blueberry, Blackberry & Apple Preserves

Blueberry, Blackberry & Apple Preserves

I bought a huge basket of peaches from my CSA and this is what some of it turned into.

Freezer Peach Preserves

Freezer Peach Preserves

If you went to my Granny’s during the summer, you expected to sit down and help shell peas or anything she was working on at the time.  I have wonderful memories of sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair or around her kitchen table shelling peas.  When she would make cream corn, there would be corn all over everyone and the walls!

Mess of beans that everyone helped shell.

Mess of beans that everyone helped shell.

One of my favorite things she would have was raw, green peanuts.  I was so tickled when I saw that our CSA had included some in our box this week.  These peanuts will be shelled and eaten as is.  Yum!

And last but not least, we had a little fun making, decorating & eating Daddy’s birthday cake!

Levi decorating the cake.

Levi decorating the cake.

Our wonderfuly decorated cake.

Our wonderfuly decorated cake.

Making a wish!  And no, that is not all the candles that are supposed to be on there!

Making a wish! And no, that is not all the candles that are supposed to be on there!

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