- Oct 9, 2007
Haha! I won't, I promise.
And I'ma need you to send me some home-made steak and gravy and fried chicken and hashbrown casserole, please.
Your Aunt Judy sounds like my paternal grandmother. She was perhaps my biggest influence in learning to cook (I learned the most from her, and then also my mother). She was a tremendous cook and her house ALWAYS had something going in the kitchen. And O.M.G.... her raised doughnuts.
Going to her house on Thanksgiving and Christmas was like walking into a feast for five armies (granted, we had a large extended family)... in addition to a turkey, she would also bake a ham and broil a big steamship round of beef. And so many vegetables and side-dishes, she had to store them all out on the back porch.
And all of the desserts! She would make DOZENS, and I'm not even joking.
And that was just her! That didn't even account for what my aunts (my dad's three sisters) would bring, themselves.
But it was definitely my grandma's show. When I think of the word, (capital 'M') Matriarch, that was my grandma.
One final thought... Holy F*ck, macaroni and cheese with LARGE shells?? Why have I not thought of that? Your mom is a genius!