Last week I spent a lovely couple of hours with my grandma. She’s always been one of my favorite people. As a kid almost every Sunday of my life, a certain gentleman would tell me how I looked just like my grandma. Every week. He must have really liked her. But who doesn’t? She’s that kind of gal. To tell you the truth though, I just didn’t get it. She was old. I was young. To me we looked nothing alike, but in all reality I probably did. My grandma has always been a great cook. She could be Paula Dean’s twin sister. They both LOVE to use butter, cream, and all sorts of goodness in their cooking. I only remember ever eating one thing that I hated of hers. It was a French Onion Soup she made when I was about 5. So I can’t really judge her by that. What 5 year old likes soggy bread and onions together? I love it now, but I just didn’t appreciate it then:) Everything else………..I love. She has a cookbook that she wrote with one of her sisters quite a few years ago, and it is still my go to cookbook. There is always something good in it.
Last week when I was with her, I did a little gardening while she took Jane for a little walk and then we had the best lunch ever!! She tossed a salad and threw in a few extra things, and then we sat down to a cute little place setting to eat our lunch. It was a beautiful salad that we each ate in a refined manner, until I was ready for seconds. It was good! Finally after I finished my second serving I apologized and just pulled the salad over and finished off the rest of the salad right out of the bowl. No more lady like manners. I was a hungry girl! The salad was an unlikely combination I thought. I would have never added watermelon to it, but that’s what made it so stinking good! It would be great for a shower, or just on a Sat. afternoon when you’ve been doing yard work all morning, and need some sustenance. Thanks Grams for the recipe, and I had a wonderful time with you:) Love ya!