Friday, October 08, 2010

Comfort Food

Was it because they wanted to give the children a treat and nothing else was available or was it because they too had a sweet tooth that needed filling that prompted Mom and Dad to break out the canned biscuits, butter, sugar and coco? I don’t know but it happened to me tonight and I went to work trying to fill my hunger for something sweet to put in my mouth as well as to comfort my hunger for family...Sometimes being in the mountains alone, happily, triggers these ideas and the necessity for such ingenuity.

In my recollection it seems to me that it was Daddy that often got Mama up and in the kitchen to make chocolate fried pies, but it was one of the few things (along with winter’s snow cream and popcorn) that was his specialty and it was one of the few things that could be made with ingredients that were most always on hand.

I remembered: They would roll out the dough of the biscuit until thin, put a heaping spoonful of coco and sugar mixture in the along one side, dot it with a couple pats of butter, fold one side over to meet the other, crimp it with a fork and fry it in a black skillet bubbling with butter…

Yep, that’s what I remembered…and my hunger is now satisfied.

6 comments:

juju said...

Another flashback! This one always conquered the sweet tooth. Leave it to Dad to come up with a cure!

Queenie said...

After 65 years, its as plain as
day.
The pounds, that is.
Yes, he loved fried chocolate pies
and Showcream.
Thats my sweetheart !

Anonymous said...

Merry - Are you going to make these for Small Group? They look wonderful.

JB

fweakijam said...

Hehe, JB, I'm afraid these aren't quite "company food" but they sure were good to small children or a grown up grandma when she's in the woods and there is nothing else sweet in the house! You're such a dear to keep up with me through Chatterbox.

Merry

fweakijam said...

Hehe, JB, I'm afraid these aren't quite "company food" but they sure were good to small children or a grown up grandma when she's in the woods and there is nothing else sweet in the house! You're such a dear to keep up with me through Chatterbox.

Merry

Kate said...

Awesome! I want to try them! On those sugar craving nights, anything will suffice (I seem to remember a story about Kristin sucking the coating off Advil?), but this is a real culinary achievement!