Friday, May 30, 2014

MEMORIES AND FOOD


A very productive day.  Sorted through all my Christmas decorations, and got four bins down to two.  Lots of "stuff" I didn't even use the last few years, so it will be at the yard sale.  Three bins of Fall decorations down to two, and one bin for Spring/Easter and one bin for all my "red" kitchen stuff.
While going through some boxes Don found this picture of my mother and the motto she lived by.  I took it out of the box and put it on my desk along with the little plaque with her motto.  "Only one day will soon be past ~~Only what's done for Christ will last".


Thinking about my mom, and missing her I couldn't help but think of one of her favorite meals to fix, and growing up we had meatloaf and scalloped potatoes once a week.  She made a sweet sauce of ketchup, mustard and brown sugar for the top.  I only had small red potatoes, but washed and sliced with the peeling, a little butter, flour, milk, and topped with bacon and cheese.  Mom, this meal was for you.

 
Finished it off with a toss salad with everything I could find in the refrigerator!  Oh bummer, I just remembered, I forgot to add the avocado.
 
Note:  My watercolor behind my mom's picture is very special for me as I painted it while I cared for her before she passed away.  She would sleep a lot, and I worked on this painting while she slept.  That was 1991.
 

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  1. Hi Wanda, Thank you for sharing your Mother's photo with us and your beautiful art. Different foods remind me of my mom and grandma. Best wishes with all the organizing/moving/yard sale. God bless your weekend.

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    1. One thing about going through boxes, you find treasures you have forgotten. Love this picture of my mom.

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  2. You have a nice arrangement there with your watercolor, photo and quote! I love the meal. I always think of meatloaf and potatoes as going together. Yum. And I make that kind of salad all the time...so tasty!

    Your packing is coming along great! You're going to have an awesome yard sale!

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    1. That arrangement came together without even thinking about it...later as I walked through the living room, I said...that would make a nice picture..Think I'll leave it there until I have to take down the living room.

      Just wish I had remembered the avocado.

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  3. How wonderful! I make the very same topping for MY meatloaf ! You are on an ADVENTURE ! Love going along wirh you ...

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    1. So glad to have you aboard, Linda!! Can't wait to see what's ahead.

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  4. Your mom's motto are words to live by.
    The meal was a nice dedication to her. I am sure she is smiling from heaven. Blessings dear. Catherine

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    1. Thanks Catherine ~ I think she's smiling too.

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  5. Love your memories and that artwork!

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    1. Memories and artwork...they go together don't they, as you've share the stories behind your many beautiful painting that grace your home.

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  6. First off-that is a wonderful watercolor. We had meatloaf and scalloped potatoes quite a lot, too. That is the only way my mother ever made meatloaf, too. Probably the same recipe.

    Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

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    1. Thank Diane. Yep, I get the feeling we all grew up on that same meatloaf.....HaHa

      Hope your weekend is fun too.

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  7. Meatloaf and scalloped potatoes was a standby for my Mom too.
    I actually used to make it a lot, don't know why I stopped. Guess it's back on the menu again...I know Dave will be happy.
    I love, love, love your watercolor and the entire arrangement. It's beautiful, as is your Mother too.

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    1. I think we all grew up on meatloaf. I don't make if that often...but when I do...we really enjoy it, and I love leftover meatloaf sandwiches.
      Didn't that arrangement turn out nice... It just came together.

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  8. Lovely to find the photo of your mother and the quote. Looks lovely on your mantlepiece along with the water colour. ~ Eddie

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    1. Thanks Eddie....it just seem to come together. Makes me that of that line from the A-Team..."I love it when a plan comes together"...and it did!

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  9. Oh, goodness! My mom's meatloaf sounds just like yours (I love it) except that Mom always added a bit of nutmeg to the sweet sauce on top. I wonder if they're talking about it together right now...
    :0)

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    1. I'm going to try a dash of nutmeg next time...that sounds interesting. Bet they are smiling down on us missing them, and talking meatloaf. They are probably having "Angel Food Cake"...Love U.

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  10. Wow! You have got to paint for money. Bless you my friend. Yummy, yummies.

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  11. That's awfully sweet of you...but I paint for pleasure. Never was interested in the business end of it, except selling a few of my note cards to friends and family.
    Perhaps a little lack of self confidence. Because I love them doesn't mean someone else will. Just saying.

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  12. I can't believe it. I didn't know that was your Mom's motto too. It hung on our wall in my family home and helped to shape my life plans. It continues to be a guiding light for me. Even though it's not a Bible verse, it is based on Scripture....like Mt. 16:26. Also, I LOVE that painting! --Kris

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    1. Kris we have so much in common, don't we. Having mom's that both lived by that motto is amazing. Two wonderful women and mothers. I like the painting too. Soft and gentle like mom.

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  13. Lovely tribute dinner to your Mom. And I love the watercolour. Is that an iris I see? One of my favourite flowers.

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    1. Can't eat meatloaf and scalloped potatoes without thinking of her and growing up at her dinner table.

      Yes that is an iris.

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  14. Aw, so sweet. Makes me get teary eyed..ad over meatloaf and scalloped potatoes no less! LOL. What a lovely painting you did during that time. A fitting tribute indeed.

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