'Round about November my grandmother & family members would butcher a hog & all manner of taste treats would result, but as time went on no one killed a hog anymore & now those recipes are gone forever. I do remember eating a dish that was a cross between head cheese & scrapple - bits of pork meat cooked & chopped real fine & grits were added to the meat broth along with some minced garlic. It was placed in a shallow baking dish & left in the smoke house until jelled & then we just sliced it & put it on crackers with maybe some Koch Kase (cooked cheese). If anyone has a recipe similar to the pork dish, please post here. Peach jam made from canned peaches come to mind also.
Also, when meat was too expensive, we had a lot of vegetables, one recipe in particular was okra gumbo. Also pan fried apples in a little bacon grease to round out the meatless meal. A lot of jello recipes popped up with veggies in them.
What were the delicious foods of your youth you remember eating, but are not seen on the table anymore? Perhaps we should make a couple of these dishes just to bring back memories. Share with us the simple meals of yesterday. Yes, they are probably loaded with bad things like lard & butter, but once in a while won't hurt anybody.
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