Tuesday, February 10, 2009

supper for Mrs. Ford--recipe

  • when I was a child we had a friend named Mrs. Ford
  • her husband had died and she lived alone
  • there was no money from SS or government for widows
  • so she was very poor
  • and often had to walk and visit neighbors just because
  • she needed to eat........
  • we never knew when she would be coming as
  • there were no phones in the district
  • mama tried to make this meal for her
  • because Mrs. Ford liked it......
  • then she would spend the night
  • we had enough blankets to make a
  • temporary mattress
  • and cover her-
  • we did not have the extra bed or couch
  • but she just loved sleeping on the floor
  • by our kitchen stove
  • she would leave after dinner the next day and
  • mother would send her off with food
  • to help keep her eating for a few days...
  • many others in the district did the same thing
  • although some would not let her sleep at their house
  • she lived about 3 miles away from our house
  • so here is the meal mama made when she could
  • ---------------
  • 6 potatoes * note - our potatoes and carrots were not small so I am guessing that it would be about 6 cups of each...
  • 6 carrots
  • butter a 9 by 13 cake pan
  • and slice potatoes and carrots
  • put in pan and add one can of tomato soup
  • plus one can of water---mother would use a cookie
  • sheet to cover for the first half of baking time
  • bake in oven around 300F degrees for
  • for approx. one hour--
  • boil eggs and when dish is ready- peel while hot
  • and place sliced or mashed eggs on top and
  • serve with biscuits and milk
  • I can only guess at the temp. and the time
  • as mother used the wood cook stove
  • sometimes mother used hot milk in place of the soup
  • ( I am
  • guessing about 3 cups )
  • I remember we all enjoyed it.....
  • and also enjoyed Mrs. Ford's visit
  • I am going to try this recipe soon to see
  • how my memory held out...
  • hugs from Meme


Mildred said...

What a wonderful story of "loving thy neighbor." Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

What a beautiful post, I love your blog and your recipes sound amazing.

I'm going to have to follow this blog if that's okay?

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