March 7 — Share a favorite recipe from your mother or grandmother’s kitchen. Why is this dish your favorite? If you don’t have one that’s been passed down, describe a favorite holiday or other meal you shared with your family. Blog prompt from Lisa Alzo.
I do not have any of either of my grandparents recipes, but I do have some foods that have special meaning in my family. Tourtiere was a special treat in our house. I remember running to the door to greet my dad when he was arriving home from work. If he was carrying a white box tied with string we knew we were in for a special supper. There was a shop he would go to and buy mini-tourtiere’s for each of us. We loved those days!
I asked my mom about it and this is what she said,
We usually just had them at Christmastime, so we would plan for him to go a few days before to have them in the house. As we got a fairly large order we would order them ahead . He worked in Montreal and we lived quite a long way out so he would pick them up after work. I never went to the shop.
His parents bought the same meat pies from there. When we lived in Detroit they would come for Christmas on the train and would bring a supply of them as well as a variety of shortbread cookies from the same place. I wonder if that place is still there?
Another family favorite was split-pea soup. Great memories and great food.