Good Food
False
Everyday Traditions
Good Food
Tell what you’ve passed down
Six days a week we usually ate well with whatever Mom cooked that day. She always had something good to eat, and leftovers were something we didn't complain about. Everything was good. But Fridays w
0
Cat:Baking MemoriesForum:BakingMemory-2
Cat:Baking MemoriesForum:BakingMemory-2Discussion:EC46702F-428F-450B-9556-A7896089D6BF
You must be logged in to contribute. Log in | Register
 
 1 2 >> Last
Forums  »  Baking Memories  »  Everyday Traditions  »  Good Food

Good Food

posted at 9/30/2010 4:32 AM EDT
Posts: 2
First: 8/21/2009
Last: 9/30/2010
Six days a week we usually ate well with whatever Mom cooked that day. She always had something good to eat, and leftovers were something we didn't complain about. Everything was good.
But Fridays were different. Fridays were payday and shopping day. So after school, we'd go to town. Mom would pick up Dad's paycheck, go deposit it in the credit union, then we'd go back and pick up Dad and go out to eat for dinner. For awhile it was McDonalds, but sometimes we'd mix it up with A&W or some other place. Then we'd drop Dad off again at the glass shop, one of us would go home with Dad in his truck and the other would go grocery shopping with Mom. It was a good way for them to get things done quickly.
There were times when we didn't eat out. I remember going home with Dad and fixing tuna sandwiches for us while he went out and fed the animals (cows, chickens, and rabbits). Then he and I would eat together.
We grew most of what we ate. Mom was an excellent food preserver, canning everything we grew, which was a lot. They knew how to stretch the dollars and save money by growing our own food to raise a family of five. We all helped out too. Weeding, picking, shelling peas or beans. This allowed us to live comfortably, making do with what we had. But it also allowed us the weekly treat of "eating out."

Good Food

posted at 9/30/2010 5:39 AM EDT
Posts: 70
First: 3/28/2010
Last: 10/9/2010
Great story, and a a great lesson on stretching the almighty dollar!

Good Food

posted at 9/30/2010 8:14 AM EDT
Posts: 207
First: 3/21/2009
Last: 3/17/2012
That was a good story about how your mother saved money.

Good Food

posted at 9/30/2010 12:13 PM EDT
Posts: 13
First: 11/4/2008
Last: 9/30/2010
The grownups of today should take a lesson from this story as today everthing is mostly quick fixes

Good Food

posted at 9/30/2010 1:57 PM EDT
Posts: 308
First: 8/13/2008
Last: 12/5/2010
Hey, nice memory....

Good Food

posted at 9/30/2010 2:23 PM EDT
Posts: 136
First: 11/17/2008
Last: 11/16/2011
I remember those days also, but we never went out to eat.

Good Food

posted at 9/30/2010 3:01 PM EDT
Posts: 134
First: 8/23/2008
Last: 1/12/2011
It sounds like you had a wonderful childhood !!

Good Food

posted at 9/30/2010 4:29 PM EDT
Posts: 1400
First: 8/9/2008
Last: 6/2/2013
What a great story! Your mother did a great job saving and stretching the money. I, too, remember those days and like Kathy S. from Brookville, Pa. we never went out to eat!

Good Food

posted at 9/30/2010 10:20 PM EDT
Posts: 1072
First: 10/2/2008
Last: 10/4/2013
What pleasant memories for you! It sounds like you had a great family!

Good Food

posted at 9/30/2010 11:33 PM EDT
Posts: 18
First: 11/6/2009
Last: 9/30/2010
GUESS WE ALL DID THOSE THINGS WHEN WE GREW UP, WE NEED TO DO THOSE THINGS AGAIN.WE NEED TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN HOW TO DO THIS ALSO.

Good Food

posted at 10/1/2010 12:04 AM EDT
Posts: 689
First: 8/11/2008
Last: 10/17/2010
good memories

Good Food

posted at 10/1/2010 5:11 AM EDT
Posts: 4948
First: 6/4/2010
Last: 4/30/2013
Those are great memories and I hope you and your children practice these methods today.We all need to pass down these basics to our children .Today with our busy lives we have little time to do anything.People are so impressed with all the cooking shows and chefs.The things they do were done by our mothers and their mothers before them without formal training. I thank God everyday for the the life skills that my parents passed on to me.

Good Food

posted at 10/1/2010 7:04 AM EDT
Posts: 34
First: 9/9/2008
Last: 10/1/2010
love your memory! thanks for sharing it - your family seems like a great, solid, salt-of-the-earth bunch. We'd be better off if more families had such values. TAKE CARE - all the best to you and yours!

Re: Good Food

posted at 10/10/2010 11:39 AM EDT
Posts: 21
First: 8/9/2008
Last: 3/8/2011
keep up stretching the all mighty dollar.  We need to learn to use more coupons at the stores.

Re: Good Food

posted at 11/19/2010 3:57 PM EST
Posts: 3921
First: 9/5/2010
Last: 4/17/2014
I grew up in the city and my mother and father held  full time jobs however  mother  canned vegetables.

Re: Good Food

posted at 12/20/2010 8:21 AM EST
Posts: 3541
First: 1/16/2009
Last: 4/17/2014
Wonderful memories.  Today more than ever, we all need to stretch our dollars.

Re: Good Food

posted at 12/20/2010 10:36 AM EST
Posts: 528
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 6/11/2011
Great story, thanks for sharing it with us!

Re: Good Food

posted at 12/29/2010 7:17 AM EST
Posts: 2515
First: 6/4/2010
Last: 4/17/2014
I had the good food for the holiday s and then we went tomy aunts house after dinner.

Re: Good Food

posted at 12/29/2010 8:04 AM EST
Posts: 1073
First: 11/14/2008
Last: 4/7/2014
Nice story - Thanks for sharing! Smile

Re: Good Food

posted at 12/29/2010 12:13 PM EST
Posts: 1417
First: 10/26/2009
Last: 3/15/2014
I grew up on an Iowa farm and we had the same experience as yours, Debbie F., except the only time we ate out was on our birthdays. I spent my summer helping mom grow and then can fruits and vegetables, and cut up and freeze chickens. For awhile we even made our own butter and cottage cheese. When my sons were growing up I canned a few things (now living in LA makes it difficult to have a big garden), and made them homemade fruit roll ups. I recently learned that they "sold" the roll ups to their friends in elementary school. lol
 1 2 >> Last