Lately, I've had my MaMaw on my mind... alot. As my siblings and I will from time to time discuss, we hardly knew our grandparents. We always lived too far away for frequent visits; therefore, they never shared in our everyday lives. At least not until the last few years of my MaMaw's life, when she moved to our area. Unfortunately, she died at the young age of 60; so there were only a few years. One of the fondest memories I have was of she and I going to T, G & Y (the old school Walmart-- my Dad always referred to it as Tough Grimy and Yellow. Anyway, I digress.) to get my very first out-on-my-own Christmas decorations. I still have many of those, but my favorite acquisition was a plastic Santa figure about three feet tall. It was a little more than I should have spent on my budget at the time, but I so loved him. She encouraged me to buy it and I did. I still remember driving home with Santa perched between us in the front seat singing Christmas carols all the way home. He STILL makes me happy. We had such a fun time that day! Sweet memory.
MaMaw wasn't really a great cook, but she was plenty-good in our eyes! Cakes were her best creations!! Seems she always had a cake or homemade fig filled tea cakes. And, she would always have the real Cokes in the small glass bottles! Such a treat for us (we always drank milk at home!).
I enjoyed making one of these last week. The smells reminded me of her... and of that fun Christmas shopping trip. Merry Christmas, MaMaw.
*NOTE: there are no jars of plum baby food with tapioca to be found. I used prune baby food and it turned out just fine. I am sure you could use applesauce or pumpkin or whatever.
Wishing you a happy memory today...