Remember the Time…we made the food?

An alternative title to this week’s Remember the Time prompt could be “Remember the Time…Emily put recipes on her blog?” Those were some good ol’ days, back when I had time to actually cook new, interesting things and then work up enough enthusiasm to write posts about them. The last time I posted a recipe was when C was six weeks old, and since then, I’ve been cooking, but I honestly don’t know what. I seem to have eaten a lot of English muffins, cottage cheese, and zucchini since then, but talking about that just makes me feel sad for myself.

Moving on.

mouse cheeseI have cooked before, and chances are you have too, so this week for Remember the Time, Kelly and I are challenging you to write a cooking-related nostalgic post. Do you have an incredible recipe that you remember your grandmother making? How about a story about the first time you tried to cook for yourself? We want to hear your stories!

Write your post anytime this week and then check back here and at Are You Finished Yet? on Thursday to link up with Kelly and me. If you are new here (um, WELCOME! Now take off your shoes. I’m one of those weirdos who makes you remove them.) and have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, check out the all-new Remember the Time tab at the top of the blog to get full information and directions on this weekly blog hop. Kthanxbye.

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  1. This one has me thinking a bit — there has to be SOMETHING I’ve cooked that I’m really proud of!

    1. It can be any food-related story at all, so let your mind go free! ;D

  2. When I managed restaurants in a previous life, the hotel I worked at had the contract for visiting MBA teams at MSG. One of my professional highlights was cooking a pasta and sun-dried tomatoes dish for a guy close to 7 feet tall.
    A small thing, but I got a kick out of it.

    1. That sounds really good. I freaking LOVE sundried tomatoes. I bought a ton of them over the weekend at (inexplicably) Bed Bath and Beyond. I didn’t question it. They were there, so I bought them.

  3. I wrote a post a while back about my mom trying to make onion rings and setting the kitchen on fire instead. Can I link that or does it have to be a new post?

    1. It doesn’t need to be a new post ;D Just hook it up with the badge and you are good to go!

  4. All I need to know is if you made that adorable cheese cracker.

    1. I didn’t; one of the denizens of Pinterest did. However, should I ever feel crafty-ish, I may try to reproduce it.

  5. Great topic. I’m always thrilled to find new recipes. Then again, I really need to start saving them to my iPad. My recipe folder is so unorganized I’d be embarrassed to have anyone find it!

    1. Cee found my recipe box recently, so now all my cards are completely unorganized. I think that was just her sly way of telling me that she wants me to make chocolate chip cookies for dinner.

      1. Now I know what the C stands for: clever, cunning, and cute. :)

  6. When I was growing up, we used to visit my grandmother in St. Louis in the middle of their hot, horrible, humid summer. With no air conditioning. Every single time we went there she made the same thing – a VERY spicy Brunswick stew, served to us the first night we were there no matter what the temperature. Of course as a kid i wouldn’t LIKE it, but it still evokes those memories.

    1. I love that! When I lived in Korea, the kids I taught told me that the spiciest of dishes were usually served in the middle of the summer. I never really got that either.

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