|When I was a kid, (don't you hate when a story starts out that way, just means you're old),
as I was saying....back when I was a kid, growing up in the 50's and 60's food was a little
harder to come by.
If you wanted a pizza, you had to wait at least 20, 25 minutes and that was after you piled
into the car, drove to the restaurant, got out of your car, walk in, and ordered.
Angels and Devils.
Beef Dinners and Steaks
Breads, Muffins, and Rolls
Carry In Dishes.
Chicken, Poultry Dishes
Cobbler & Crisp Recipes
Dips and Party Mix Recipes
Fish, Shrimps, & other Swimmers.
Gravy - Gravies.
Ice Cream Recipes
Jams, Jellies, Marmalades
Lunch Box Sandwich Spreads
Marshmallow Creme Recipes.
Pancakes, Hotcakes, BuckWheats and
Pickles and Picklers
Porkchops, Piggies, and other Oinkers
Soups and Chowders
Vintage Recipe Books
|And to top it all off, made no difference if it was raining, snowing, or hitting a hundred degrees
outside. I should add, we didn't get our first house air conditioner until 1969. Up until then, I
have no idea how we survived summers back then. But weather be had, want pizza? Make the
trip, or make it at home.
Anyway, my parents always thought pizza was an extravagant purchase, seeing as how they
owned a truck stop right down the road. Food was food, my dad would always say, don't
need anything fancy, just get your belly full.
So, it was a real treat when mom would get us pizza from the only local pizza joint I can
remember from those days. Called Jerry's Pizza. Best pizza in my mind's world, ever.
Mom would call ahead and order the pizza, then we would drive down to pick it up. She sent
us kids to the back door to pay for and collect the pizza.
See Jerry's was and is a bar. I didn't even know what a bar was then, only that it must be
something "unsavory". That was how mom explained it. Place was "unsavory" and not fitting.
With mom being a Christian, she couldn't bring herself to go into the bar and pick up the
pizza. Someone might see her and spoil her reputation.
Mom was big on keeping her reputation above reproach. She was always telling us how we
should never destroy our "reputations".
|Pizza Buns - taken from the Georgia Journal
1 pound pack sausage
Brown 10 minutes. Add 1 pound ground
beef and brown.
Drain it and add:
One 15 ounce can tomato sauce
One 4 ounce can sliced mushrooms -
2 teaspoons oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Need at least 2 packages English Muffins.
Split and toast muffins. Put 1 Tablespoon
meat mixture on toasted muffins. Sprinkle
each with 2 teaspoons parmesan. Put slice
of mozzarella cheese. Bake 400 degrees
for 10 minutes. If frozen cool to room
temperature before baking. So you can
make these up ahead of time.
|I have no idea why this photo
reminds me of pizza, but it
|Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie
Jar" by PenVampyre. A delightful little
Christmas story with mouthwatering
recipes for the most wonderful time of
Read "Santa and the Magic Key". An
entertaining story for the holidays, plus
recipes for your Christmas. A story by
Read "Easter and Where NOT to Hide
Eggs" Memories of Easters past and a
few vintage recipes.
Logan's Halloween Story -The original
story won first place in sixth-eighth grade
division of Southeastern Middle School,
2005 by Logan Lyon.
Food and Genealogy. A story By Robin L.
Wallace. Our lives, our families, our very
history's are defined by the foods we eat.
Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other Disasters"
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace
A short story by Suellen Fry. Memories
of my father and his version of