Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mmmmm Mmmmm Good!



Soon after I arrived home from the hospital Friday afternoon my mom, my sister Regina, and my niece Danille arrived after their long drive from Missouri to stay with me a few days. They'd been planning to come down and help take care of me as I recovered from my surgery. I spoke to Mom a few days before my surgery and she was in the middle of canning jellies, pickles, and was hoping to get some apple butter made before the trip so she could bring me some treats. Yum! My mom is the BEST cook!!! She specializes in southern foods, especially those foods which we like to call "comfort foods." Her homemade chicken and noodles is to die for!!!


I have never liked pickes. Can't. Stand. Them. She makes a version of pickles that even I like. They're called cinnamon pickles. They're made from the cucumbers that are too large really and have too many seeds to make good pickles from. I'm not sure how they're made except that lots of red hots are used. They are so sweet, cinnamon-tasting and so good!




Cinnamon Pickles:


She brought me 3 jars of elderberry jelly. I don't even know what an elderberry is. She and Grandma always made elderberry jelly and it's my favorite jelly. I've never seen it in stores and people from places other than the Ozarks have seldom even heard of the stuff. I'm not a huge fan of jelly anyway unless it's grape...or of course elderberry.



She also found the time to make apple butter from apples off my grandpa's farm. I knew she was bringing me the jelly and pickles but the apple butter was a surprise. She wasn't sure she'd get it made before time to leave for Texas.



Now I'm hoping I'll feel up to making some biscuits very soon!!!

12 comments:

Lana said...

Glad to see your feeling better! The cinnamon pickles were very good so I am sure that all the other goodies were as well! It was nice to meet your Mom, sister and niece!

busysingersmom said...

Welcome back! :)

Sherri Kaye said...

I hope you are doing well. I am very glad to see you blogging again. Prayers are in for your a speedy recovery!

Elizabeth said...

I sure miss your moms apple butter!!!! I don't remember if I tried the jelly, I do remember the pickles though! Simply to die for!

Glad you are feeling better.....

E said...

I think she just made things that she knew would color-coordinate with your dining room. Am I the only one who noticed this? =0)

Yep, it was nice to see your mom again and meet Regina finally.

E said...

Hello?
[hello..... Hello..... Hello....]

Can anyone else hear the vast echo in Tammy's blogworld lately? Get well soon so we have something NEW to look at PLEASE! =0)

Wendy said...

Oh YUMMY!!!!

I guess I will have to take seed ticks instead of fire ants because my husband is deathly allergic to them. Nice to hear from you and good to read your blog too!

Anonymous said...

get well soon tammy

(work has been very boring)shh dont let the boss see this!!!!!


:)

Lana said...

Okay Tammy! I am ready for you to get better! I miss your blogs :-(!So GET BETTER SOON GIRL!

CPA Mom said...

I love our mom's cinnamon pickles too. It's been a long time since I've had any. I don't think I've ever had elderberry jam though.

Prayers to you as you recover. Get well soon!! Prayers to Marty as he begins his mission too.

Dan said...

Hey Tammy, miss your posts and visits to my blog. I hope you are doing well after the surgery!

Thiên said...

Oh Tammy, I hope you are feeling better soon. I have you in my thoughts and prayers. I really enjoyed reading what you posted. It's wonderful to have family and friends near when you are not feeling yourself, right? Take care.

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