Old Fashioned Cooking


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I made an old fashioned dinner last night. You know – the kind that takes and hour and a half to make, and makes lots of dishes.

We had meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans. Everything made from scratch. It was delicious, don’t get me wrong. But if I had to cook like this every night – well, I wouldn’t. Not anymore.

That is so far removed from the way I cook now. I bet a lot of people still think that making a great dinner still has to be a big ordeal. No wonder people rely on packaged stuff so much.

Oddly enough, my daughter didn’t seem real thrilled with  it. She prefers the lighter, healthier fare that we normally eat.

I guess I won’t feel pressured to make this meal again for a long time…

You know where to find my fast and easy recipes – right? (hint – Here )


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1 thought on “Old Fashioned Cooking

  1. Deb

    Good for you, Carole…there’s nothing like a good old fashioned home cooked meal. Meatloaf with all the trimmings? Yummy!

    Myself, I raised three young sons as a divorced single mother without benefit of child support while working two jobs from the home. I always cooked old fashioned meals made from scratch. I had been raised on the same and would often prepared dinners at 7am before the day grew long and I got too tired to cook. Found it’s pretty economical, too, when you know how to shop the sales for meat, veggies, etc.

    Ironically, my sons are now fully grown and out in the world, wishing they could find potential wives who know how to cook the ‘old fashioned way.’ Apparently they are a very rare breed these days.

    Yikes, maybe I did those boys a huge disservice with all that old fashioned meal making as they grew up!

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