The “big kids” are coming for their mother’s birthday. Two of them anyway. Of course, this has kicked me into feed them well before they go away again to their apartments not filled with mommy love foods. Girl child anticipated this and has put in her requests for things I should make while she is here. They are hashbrown casserole and my specialty. sigh. Thousands of meals I make and these are the two that my children think of when it comes down to what mommy cooks. There is also the eggs Benedict that a subset of the children think deserves to be served at every notable occasion.
I sigh…but know these are the dishes I will make this weekend. Then while thinking on it I realized that my mother faced the same thing. When I came home after living on my own, I requested things like scrapple, grits with tomato gravy, pancakes (though she nearly always burned a number of them), and aye, my mother’s eggs Benedict. I wanted her ham, her potato salad, a few stuffed eggs and some angel biscuits. Maybe, if I was there long enough, her pan fried hamburgers-simple lumpy things that I hated as a child because they weren’t like the ones on tv or magazines.
What did you want to eat when you went “home” after you moved away?