Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I thought I would share with you all the experience of visiting my Nanny and Grandpa. Since we moved to Melbourne, Nanny and Grandpa have been missing us terribly, and they're looking forward to our visit in a couple of weeks. I'm sure Nanny has already started planning the menu, which could include any, (or all!) of the following:
Sledgie (pickled herring) usually served with steamed potato
Borscht (beetroot soup)
Other soup - chicken noodle, barley etc
Pickled cucumbers (what's with all the pickling??!! Maybe that's why they're enjoying such a long life! - Grandpa is turning 90 this year and Nanny is 85.)
Here's a photo of them:
Now back to the food...
Chicken - either smoked or roasted (1 WHOLE chicken, that is!)
Crumbed steak or pork
Potato - either fried (yummy!) or mashed and sometimes steamed AS WELL
Carrots, beans, peas, potato salad, seafood salad, cauliflower, pumpkin
Broccolyyyyyyy (thanks for agreeing with me Jenny!!)
Cucumber and sour cream, Coleslaw, Cabbage, Beetroot salad
A mixed platter of ham, boiled eggs, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese
At Christmas she'll add Fresh prawns!
And then there's...
Fruit Salad (I get a special one without mango :-)
Napolean Cake (it looks a bit different when Nanny makes it) or
Walnut cake or
Apple Pie or
Fruit cake or
and that's not to say she won't sometimes make 2 of these cakes for us!!
Tea & Coffee & Aldi biscuits
By this stage, most normal people will be groaning and loosening the belt. Or for those who know what Nanny's is like, they've had the foresight to wear their stretchy pants! What you also may not know, is that Nanny cooks the same for 4 people as she does for 6 or 8, though when she knows another person is expected, she'll cook more.
Here's a photo from Christmas:
All jokes aside, I love my Nanny and Grandpa dearly and they are two of the most generous people I know. I just wish I could cook as good as Nanny!!