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My Mom worked and I became the chief cook at the ripe age of seven. Dad patiently lived with my learning experiences, and expected surprises as I moved in to my creative teen years. We knew what day i
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posted at 5/29/2010 5:14 AM EDT
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My Mom worked and I became the chief cook at the ripe age of seven. Dad patiently lived with my learning experiences, and expected surprises as I moved in to my creative teen years. We knew what day it was by the meal. Hot dogs on Monday, Chicken on Tuesday, Meatloaf on Wednesday and well, you get the idea. I could choose the vegetables but on Chicken Tuesday, I made mashed potatoes, gravy, and creamed peas. I'm standing there looking at this very bland "white" presentation and decided to make it more colorful using food coloring. Dad raised his eyebrows when I served PINK mashed potatoes, PURPLE gravy, and ORANGE creamed peas. He managed to eat the meal. I kept waiting for a compliment, but it never came. As I'm cleaning up and doing the dishes he whispers in my ear, "Please stay away from the food coloring in the future. I like bland better." %0d%0a Now that I look back, I'm surprised he ate dinner at all.

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posted at 5/29/2010 8:50 AM EDT
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That reminds of the time my sister & I (we were probably around 8 & 11 years old)tryed to fix supper one evening. Mom & dad was working. We decided to fry chicken wings and make gravy. They were not browning as mom's did. As we stood over the stove wondering what she did. One of us said how about pepper. We looked at each other and said why not. They did somewhat browned (blacken)up. I'm not sure if we ate the chicken (if I remember right it was blacken on the outside and not totally done on the inside. The gravy was something else. When spooning out the gravy, the spoon and the gravy (shaped liked the bowl)came out. It was so thick. Mom & Dad did give us credit for trying. Both of my parents are now gone along with my sister, she passed away on Valentine's Day this year. As I was figureing out how many years ago this was (43 years ago or so). It seems like yesterday. Thanks for the memory.

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posted at 5/29/2010 1:25 PM EDT
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That's funny. I never thought of using food coloring...sure would be different....

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posted at 5/29/2010 1:38 PM EDT
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I think that is so funny. It was great that your father even ate it with the food coloring.

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posted at 5/29/2010 2:06 PM EDT
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I think it's super creative and would make for fun dinner conversation. I may do this with my mashed taters at my next get together just because...

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posted at 5/29/2010 10:56 PM EDT
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There is nothing wrong with getting the creative juices started at a young age. You gave me a good chuckle with your very colorful dinner and I'm amazed by your tenacity when it came to preparing family meals.

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posted at 5/30/2010 2:49 AM EDT
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Interesting but yet so funny

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posted at 5/30/2010 11:57 PM EDT
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funny

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