My in laws loved to entertain. My mother in law Elaine, was a great cook, and hostess. It was a huge family, many friends, and many excuses to entertain. I was thinking about all the foods I loved and how those foods are not eaten anymore. Oh, I understand why. Too much cholesterol, sugars, carbs, fats, carcinogens. I know... still I miss the foods of yesteryear. I thought I would mention a few.
Cotton Candy, pink sweet clouds of sugar that melt on your tongue, heavenly. Remember days of kids parties and the circus?
Roumaki, this was chicken liver, marinated wrapped in bacon and broiled crisp.
Chopped clams, on a half shell. No fillers used, lots of clams, topped with bacon and baked. Served in lovely white sea shells.
Cheese Fondue, made by my cousin L. Many kinds of cheese and beer. We dipped hard crusted bread until coated. Thank you for the memorable Christmas cookies, all that butter put to good use.
My father loved herring in cream sauce and herring in wine sauce, kippers, lox wings, and thick cut potatoes fried golden brown. Sour cream was used on potatoes, soup, fruit. Mashed potatoes made with cream and butter. Sweet potato pies topped with marshmallows, any time of the year.
Chocolate bobka cake made with thick chunks of chocolate and walnuts topped with powdered sugar. Whipped cream cakes 8 inches high with strawberry filling, any day of the year, not just on your birthday. What foods are long gone from your table, but not your memory? Write and tell me, we will miss them together. Carrot anyone?