Sunday, February 1, 2009

Good Food

Hello Dear Reader,
The wood stove seemed to be the center of the home when Grandpa (Wesley) Carter was young. His brothers, Elmo and Bill used a two-man hand saw to cut wood for the stove. The family had access to plenty of firewood as Provo River was only a short distance from their farm. The river was bordered by cotton-woods, boxelders, ash trees, scrub oaks, hawthorns, Douglas firs, junipers, and other varieties of trees.

Annie, Wes’s mother, was a good cook. She used the sawed wood to keep the stove going and probably cooked most of the day every day in order to keep her seven children fed. Grandpa (Wes) told me about her making hominy, sauerkraut, and sausage--all from scratch. She canned fruits and jams in late summer. She also made bread—probably lots of it. He said, “Oh, the aroma when we would come into the house and smell the freshly baked bread just coming out of the oven—and how good it tasted with butter and honey and a glass of cold milk. Even after he grew old Grandpa loved a supper of bread and milk.
Some good things never change.
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Jill said...

It's funny how things continue from generation to generation. One of my fondest memories of childhood is coming in from playing hard outside to the aroma of freshly baked bread and you giving a warm piece with melty butter. Also, although we have it only very rarely one of David's favorite things to eat for dinner is bread and milk.