Holidays with my family and special Birthday sleepovers with my kids always called for this special treat! Just the smell of guacamole and cilantro always bring back my teen memories, as well. Seemed to linger in the house for days especially at Christmas time when that special smell mingled with all of the other special smells of the season.
Summer is over and Fall is coming! Time for meal planning, dinner party plans, sleep overs and last but not least, the holidays! For those frosty nights and crisp afternoons you can just imagine the smells of fall, cinnamon, hot chocolate and clove just to mention a few.
For decades and beyond coffee has been enjoyed through good times and bad. Friends, fellowship, get- togethers, relaxing times, shopping trips. I mean, who doesn't pair shopping at the Mall without stopping for coffee?
To start with, most Food Bloggers don't look like the glamorous pictures that you see with the lady holding a ridiculously expensive camera with a telephoto lens big enough to go on a safari just to take a picture of a tomato.
My fondest memories of my childhood are filled with my Dad making old fashioned kettle corn in an old seasoned deep fry pan that my Mom and Dad used for just about everything they cooked. It was perfect every time and seasoned perfectly with just salt. So good! We went to drive in movies a lot and my Dad didn't like paying the prices at the snack bar. We were a very frugal family. So, that day my Mom would be busy in the kitchen preparing treats in mason jars, popcorn, which was made last so that it would be fresh, toaster sandwiches like you get at Sonic and even french fries from scratch!
Chicken soup has been a go to for years. There's a reason for that! Actually, it's the vegetables that are added that enhance the flavor of the soup while adding much needed nutrients. Any of these vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, corn, lima beans, mushrooms, green peas and sweet potatoes, just to name a few, are what gives chicken soup vitamins A and C plus some iron and other minerals. That's why you always feel a little better after you eat it. Plus it is a major comfort food on a cold night in front of a nice fire.