Lisa is our host and you can join in here
granny, covered, pizza, liars, secret, meld/melds/melded, ambrosia, strangers, shrunk,
scalding, obsession, gods
Here’s my offering:
Granny made the best pizza ever, some saying it was ambrosia of the Gods. Not bad for an old lady who had never been abroad and hated ‘foreign food’.
Her pastry base was to die for, and the topping that covered it had a secret ingredient mixed in with a meld of three cheeses. She called her offspring liars when they suggested it was rum, scalding them in front of strangers when they tried to eke it out of her.
It became quite an obsession amongst them but she always shrunk them back to size when they got too flippant. The recipe died with her, and whenever they ordered pizza, they swore they heard her laughter from the other side.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
Nicely done, Di! 🙂
Thanks Carol Anne
Funny and sad too! I always share my recipes. Since I figure if someone likes it enough to request it, the least I can do is share it!
My recipes are very basic but I don’t weigh anything other than ingredients for a victoria sponge. I can;t even do that since we’ve had Maya because my scales are just the right size to weigh out her food!
Grandma’s secret recipes are always the best 🙂
hehe. I think so too, though this is fiction.
Funny! I wonder if it was rum? My grandmother was like that, disliking, or even mistrusting, “foreign” food! She did say she like Mexican food, but “It doesn’t like me!”
Neither of my grandmothers were very good cooks! One canned her own green beans, and would boil them gray “just in case” she didn’t can them well! Plain store bought white bread was served with every dinner.
My other one? She tasted my mother’s homemade biscuits and swore never to make hers ever again. She served the packaged crescent rolls!
This makes me hungry for pizza…
Thanks for the comment Lisa. Both of my grandmothers died before I was born, but my paternal grandfather’s widow was a tasty cook, but if you saw her preparing a meal, you probably wouldn’t touch it as she was a messy cook. Saying that though, she couldn’t cook a chicken to save her life.
Haven’t seen this week’s prompt yet, but I’m heading that way!