Friday, August 21, 2009

Favorite Thing ~ Grandma's Dishes

These are two pieces from my beloved Grandmother's dishes. They are not fancy. Her "fancy" dishes were stored in cupboards in the dining room and I never saw her use them. She had no china, no crystal, and no silver that I ever saw. She used these plates every day, and lovingly washed them by hand every day with her Ivory Liquid dish detergent. I never saw her use the sugar bowl, but I think maybe she and Grandaddy did before he passed away, during their very early morning moments with their coffee. I have no idea who manufactured these. There are no marks on them anywhere. To me they are so beautiful. They remind me of my Grandmother and her kitchen and all the profoundly delicious food she made for us. If I concentrate really hard, I can still smell the way her dining room smelled on Sunday afternoons... And, when not in use, no matter the time of day ~ the aroma in her dining room was that of her pound cake. When I get the GFCF version of that recipe perfected, I'll post it.


Michelle O'Neil said...

I wish my house smelled like pound cake! Yum!

tricia said...

Yummy! All great recipes!

Southern GFCF said...

Thanks! I'll be adding more as soon as I can.