Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mommy Tommy: Master Chef

I have so many wonderful memories of times spent in the kitchen with Mom. Whether we were talking, laughing, or cooking together...or even just times when I was in the same room with her, I always felt loved. Her love also showed in her kitchen creations. I loved coming home from the first day of school to my sugar cookie double. I loved eating hot scones together on a cold day. I even loved trying experimental creations like spaghetti pizza and stuffed turnips (and I loved Mom for not making us eat the stuffed turnips :). You'll always be my favorite chef Mom!

Daddio Schmaddio: Sous Chef

While Mom is certainly the executive chef in the Thomas family kitchen, Dad has been known to moonlight on occasion assisting Mom in household food production. From omelets to German dishes (invariably involving Vienna sausages) Dad is at home in the kitchen as he is at his desk/computer. His specialty, you ask? Egg nog. Dad has made the Christmas egg nog for as long as I remember. I don't know how he got assigned this essential, and much appreciated task. But the assignment was wisely made because there is no one better at whipping up such eggy-noggy-delightfulness!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Food Memories

“The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments of polite society except the minuet.”
Judith Martin

...Unless of course you're a Thomas for whom song and uninstructed dance are a regular part of daily life and may even occur at meals. This blog is intended to not only help us remember food "flavorites" of the past, but to create and share delicious (and hopefully nutritious) recipes. Our family has certainly learned a lot, shared a lot, prayed a lot and grown closer around the dinner table. That we will continue to do so is the hope of this Christmas gift.