No Betty Crocker (2015)

I’ll have to admit that I am no Betty Crocker. I love to eat, but when it comes to spending a lot of time, in the kitchen, well that is a different story.
I had a grandmother that cook like a dream. Her fried eggs tasted so much the better than mine. Her gravy was darker than mine, and her roasts were much more tender than mine.
Of course, in her younger life she and her first husband had a restaurant. If she didn’t cook well then, I’m sure that years of commercial cooking experience perfected it.
She also came from a large family, and there had to be a lot of cooking going on, in order to feed many mouths.
I think that Hamburger Helper helped me along the way. Quick and easy. Back in the day, hamburger meat was cheap. Today, I cringe when I look at the prices.
Cooking is very important to many people, especially the Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club in Wichita, Kansas. They have been meeting for 124 years. The members take turns cooking and showing off their best china. They are devoted to the exchange of ideas in cooking domestic and science.
It is said that they are a live version of a community cookbook. They simply want to honor practical cooking.
I’m glad that other people enjoy cooking. As for myself, well I do what I have to get by. So glad that the husband enjoys cooking. Sandwiches can become weary.
By the way, Wichita, Kansas is also the town where Pizza Hut was born. Back in 1958 Frank and Dan Carney must have decided that some might like a break in all of that home cooking. And obviously they were right.

“As best as I am able-
To enjoy sitting and eating at someone else’s dinner table.”


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Elizabeth
    Mar 02, 2022 @ 00:42:59

    Reblogged this on Three by M.E./Rhymes of the Times.



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