Wednesday, April 9, 2008

it's rebus time!

(don't laugh, but it took me *forever* to make that...), at mom's today their extracurricular project was a cooking session. and guess what they made?

that's right - PIZZA.

they made it with english muffins, just like you probably made it with your kids - or as a kid. mom was so impressed. she asked for the recipe right after they'd finished making it...duh. linda thought it was so cute that mom wanted the recipe she had to hug her. then she wrote it down for her.

(what linda isn't fully aware of is what a great cook mary anne was back in the day. tomorrow i'll be sure to go on about that. i think we may have found a genuine link to her past that could be exploited as a memory/interest booster.)

"i've never tasted such good pizza," she said.

of course she's had it at VT for a snack several times in the last year, but she's never had a hand in making it before. i wonder if she'll remember any of this tomorrow.

and then...we went to dinner.

see, they're trying to fatten up most of the alz folk and they do snack time immediately before meals pretty often. in fact, one of my favorite people there, Jim, has steadily dropped from 134 lbs to 114 just since december.
luckily mom didn't want hardly any of her dinner of pasta, bread stick and soup with ice cream for desert. i say luckily because she'd just eaten several *slices* of pizza and she definitely doesn't need to be fattened up. besides, i got to eat most of her dinner. and all of her ice cream. hah!

[oh & the rebus?
pete incaviglia, former o.s.u. and texas ranger great (no steroids, thank you very much) and pete rose, former cincinnati red great and all-time mlb hit leader (yeah, i know...but i still love the guy) = PETES.
(ok. the *UH* didn't work out so well.)


but you already knew that, didn't you.


rilera said...

You are a nut! Glad your mom enjoyed making pizza. It's those things that mean a lot.

cornbread hell said...

"you are a nut." yep.

and that's a classic rebus, rilera... U-R-A-(picture of a nut)


ya know what else? i googled *english muffin pizza* and one of the 1st hits was
"KID friendly recipes." how telling is that about the plight of our moms?
bittersweet it is.

josephine terese said...

my guess was going to be something about sliding.

uh, brisket, anyone?

cornbread hell said...

comfort food Was her forte. and large gatherings of people going...yum!

tell the truth, jo. what was your favorite grandmommy meal?
(mine is somewhere between fried chicken and...brisket. or maybe scalloped potatoes...or boston cream pie?...ahhhhhhhh...!!

Annie said...

I can't believe you gave the answer right away! Good thing though, I was off on a whole different tangent. I had come up with something rosé, like the wine? Ranger rosé? Uh, yeah. Environ mint.

Mom loves to cook. She is good at rolling out cookies, smooshing them in the case of peanut butter ones, and stirring instant pudding. Chocolate fudge pudding is her favorite.

josephine terese said...

brisket with those little tiny potatoes. (actually, the potatoes were probably my favorite part of any meal)
and of course that delicious potato cheesy casserole with corn flakes on top! omg remember that? i was the only one who love love loved it and she would always make it for dinner when we went bc i liked it so much. (recipe?)
also, frozen strawberries that you buy in a tiny milk carton. and put it on ice cream. tho, that may have been a grandaddy thing.

¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

Hey Josephine, I don't know if this is the same recipe or not but maybe it might be close?:

To Die For Cheesy Potatoes

24 oz bag of frozen hash browns
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 t pepper
1 t salt
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 cups crushed cornflakes for topping

Thaw and break up potatoes in large bowl
Add rest of ingredients and mix well
Pour into 13x9 inch glass baking dish or baking pan. Top with the cornflakes and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

I just searched high and low for a recipe for swiss steak like the way my mom used to make it. It has all the right ingredients, I think so I am going to try it and hope it's right. Some of these recipes are just so precious to have.

¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

I forgot to add, you can either use the cubes or the shredded hash browns. I tend to favor the cubes myself.

Cinnamin said...


Okay, got it!

I was somewhere else, with Pete, slide, aaaaa...

I'm smiling because your Mom got to eat Pizza instead of dinner! ;) That sounds like a fun Mom! Also, that was just like something that my son would do, eat ALL of the ice cream. Maybe Mom would have like to have this later tonight? That's ok Rick, I'm sure there was more in the freezer! :-) I'm so glad that you are able to be a part of this pizza making memory(and will have this to look back on).

Chris! I've GOT to try those potatoes! Sounds YUMMY!!

josephine terese said...

thanks chris! i will try that out! well, the vegetarian version. (cream of mushroom soup?)

cornbread hell said...

jo, chris' version does sound good. i'll still ask aunt sandy if she has mom's recipe. i asked mom yesterday and she gave me a blank look. :(

have you been knitting anything lately? check this out:


Anonymous said...

That's the recipe, all right. When we make it for Reen or Josephine we use cream of celery soup.


rainbowheart said...

Pizza for dinner...yummy. And she made it too. I miss my Momma's cooking so much. She was a great cook. We had dinner with Momma and Daddy today, she wanted grilled chicken, hot dogs and potato salad..What a combination.
P.S. how is the neck doing?

Joanne said...

ROFL Your post used to make me laugh. Now they make me hungry while I laugh. Glad your mom enjoyed making pizza. I might have to try Chris' recipe too. LOL