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Time's running out for my culinary legacy!

When I reminisce about my lovely Nan Preston, I remember mostly that she made pancakes for me. Not just on Shrove Tuesday, but every Wednesday! I used to get off the bus by her house, scoff pancakes after tossing them if I was lucky, then walk home. I make pancakes for my son, not as often as I couldn't keep up with his requests so I buy them already made! When I think of my Grandad, I loved the cottage pies that he made - not too wet, proper minced beef - that's how I like them now. My dear mum is an amazing cook - her roasts are amazing (my son the other day suggested my roasties that day were on a par!) and her pasties are fantastic. Shame she hates cooking! My mother in law's beef casseroles - mmm how is that sauce so delicious? My son loves her spag bol too.

So what am I going to be remembered for? I'd like to think I whip up a legendary lemon loaf  (Netmums cookbook recipe) - it always goes down well. My Nigella Victoria sponge is always a hit. My gooey fudgey brownies are a pain in the a*(£ to make but are always devoured quickly. For my mum's birthday the other week, I took a chance on a new carrot cake recipe which went down extremely well - even Mr Humdrum asked for more and he hates cake! I did make an amazing apple crumble cheesecake at Christmas, oh and those crumbly sausage rolls. But I am not a baker really, I am just lucky with these recipes.

Disasters? I've had a few. I won't ever make my cous cous cake again after the ribbing I got at work. I don't think the 'smores I made for Master Humdrum's birthday last month will be making a reappearance either; they went straight into the bin. 

I'd like to think I make a good roast, trying always to equal my mum. Bolognese with our butcher's steak is great, but never as good as Mr Humdrum's mum's! Mr Humdrum's specialty is chilli nachos, but our son loves his garlic prawns and gammon dish which they always have when I'm out for the evening. My meatballs are hoovered down whenever they make an appearance in the slow cooker.


But what am I going to be remembered for? I want my son, and his children, to say "Oh mum/nana, why don't you make ....?".

There is one thing. My son loves my chicken and ham pie. Sometimes (mostly) I don't even make my own pastry. Sometimes I use chicken soup as the sauce. My son always asks for it. The last time I made it for him was after he'd been ill for a week with tonsillitis back in November! I try to explain that I have to use cooked chicken leftovers and there are hardly any of those. And ham. It's not very diet friendly for me. 

Oh go on then, I suppose I'll make it for him at half term. Just as a treat. Mum's Chicken and Ham Pie Special. For one night only! I might even take a photo of it.

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    i am ERIC BRUNT by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my wife after three(3) years of marriage just because another Man had a spell on her and she left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a man had a spell on my wife and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my wife back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my wife. Thanks for helping me Dr Akhere contact him on email: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com
    or
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