A documentation of my preservation and preparation of local foods as I work through the seasons. This will serve as a reference tool for me in the future and as a sharing guide for family and friends...and anyone else interested. Hopefully, I can offer some useful methods, tips and recipes to share with everyone--be they novice or pro--and encourage them to join me in the exciting world of preserving and cooking with local foods.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Continuing a Family Tradition--Sunday Smorgasbord
While growing up, our Sunday "supper" consisted of hot and cold appetisers, deli meats, cheese and more--an assortment of family favorites, new creations, butcher-shop cold meat and artisan cheeses. Some of my favorites come to mind: Mom's chicken wings, braunschweiger and ring bologna from Tushners Meat Market in Winona, cheese from the Zumbrota Dairy, fudge!, sardines and/or herring. In the Winter, we ate watching a Disney movie and Bonanza. During the summer, we gathered in the back room at the River with the food spread across the bar. With little conscious effort, I continue this tradition. Sunday afternoons I find myself in the kitchen putting together "deli plates" of appetisers, cheese, meat and/or fish. We enjoy these watching the ballgame or a movie. Pictured below are a few of our "Sunday Suppers". Good food and fond memories!