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Old 09-24-2004, 10:16 AM   #1
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Grandmas cooking

OK everyones grandma is the best cook in the world, but has yours ever messed up?

I was visiting grandma and grandpa with my best friend when we were about 14 years old. Grandma has always been a wonderful cook and we were eating very well on that trip. Well one night she wanted to make mashed potatoes and decided to use her new food processor to make them. She served us our dinner and went back into the kitchen to get some other things. My friend and I both tasted the potatoes and almost spit them out right there. Now being the polite boys that we were, when grandma asked how everything was we told her that it was delicious. She sat down, took one bite of the mashed potatoes and immediately spit them out. How can you kids like this??? It is horrible!!! LOL she was right. The mashed potatoes turned into paste. We were so thankful that she realized they were inedible. We learned NEVER to use a food processor to make mashed potatoes that day :)

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Old 09-24-2004, 10:35 AM   #2
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My grandma made the world's worst spaghetti. She would make the sauce and noodles, then mix them together and put it back on the stove so it could get nice and dried out.
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:x Ewwwwwwww!!!! My aunt made the WORST sauce. It tasted like tomato salt water. And the noodles were mush. She once cooked a plate for me last year and it tasted much better. I said it was her best.... THEN she told me it was Ragu. OOOOPPPPSSSSSS!!!!!!!! :oops:
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:15 PM   #4
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Hmmm... I thought growing up that everyone had a grandmother who roasted sheep lungs with tracheas draining into a dish below....
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:36 PM   #6
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Neither of mine can cook worth a damn, I'm afraid! :(

What little cooking talent there is in my family's always passed through the men.
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My grandma has been dead since September 11, 1991, god rest her soul, but gosh she could cook the best darn home-made chicken and noodles in town not to mention her fried chicken, cherry pies, and those little finger sandwiches made from tuna. When I was a child and spent the summer with her and my grandpa she would make those little tuna sandwiches and I thought those were just the best thing in the whole world. :D
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Grandma's 90 now, so she doesn't cook anymore, but she was a wonderful cook (passed down to my mom & me :) )
Everything was always good, especially her special cookies, called "Monster Cookies", by all us grandkids.
One Thanksgiving day, however, we arrived at her home, anticipating the aroma of the perfect turkey she & grandpa would make.
Instead, as we pulled into the drive, the most horrific scent hit our noses.
Grandpa had preheated the oven, before Grandma had a chance to take all of the Tupperware out of there (where she regularly stored it!)

we ate late that day.
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Oh no, that's funny
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gramma made rotten potatoes taste good, but butter was always left out on the counter. More often than not, it was rancid and spread over Ranch (brand name) bread, toasted. I don't like toast very much.
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