An old recipe conjures up a happy memory

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My neighbor’s beautiful plant.

As of now, we still have not used our barbecue gas grill in the patio.  Sometimes, when I wake up to a clear blue sky, I think, “What a great day for a barbecue!”  But, as the day wears on, it starts to rain like the dickens.

Last Thursday, David bought a premium choice rib eye steak.  However, it was too windy to barbecue, and I just didn’t want debris in my food.  We decided to wait until Friday to grill our dinner, but the rain ruined our plans.  So, I broiled the steak in our kitchen.  No loss.  It was still delicious.

I hate it when the weather is so mercurial, don’t you?

David bought a bag of fresh broccoli florets, and I decided to make a curry dip.  The recipe belonged to David’s mother.  As we dipped our broccoli, I remembered what a great cook she was.  Her Thanksgiving turkey was outstanding.

This is a photo of David’s mother and our younger daughter, Lisa, taken in 1982 in our former condominium:

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Funny how an old recipe conjures up a happy memory!  My mother in law passed away in 2001.  How we miss her!

The recipe for Curry Dip:

1-1/4 cup mayonnaise

1-1/2 tablespoon curry powder

1 clove garlic, crushed

1-1/2 tablespoon ketchup

Dash salt

Mix and refrigerate for 1 hour.

16 Responses to “An old recipe conjures up a happy memory”

  1. granny annie Says:

    That picture cannot help but get a smile from the viewer. It is heartwarming to see both grandmother and grandchild with such happiness.

  2. marmeladegypsy Says:

    Your dip sounds just fabulous! And you’re right about recipes and memories. They are a delicious step back in time!

    Thanks so much for visiting the GYpsy and your comments! I’m so delighted when you stop by!

  3. Joanne Says:

    We’re working in the garden today whether it rains or not. Well, not will be better.

  4. DJan Says:

    That’s such a sweet picture. She looks like she was a lot of fun, too. 🙂

  5. Grannymar Says:

    Wonderful happy photo.

  6. LC Says:

    A blessing to have happy memories of a loved one.

  7. Linda Reeder Says:

    We don’t think about rain being that much of a problem in your tropical paradise, but of course it’s the rain that keeps it a tropical paradise.

  8. Olga Says:

    The curry dip sound easy and delicious. I am a curry lover.

  9. Jeanie Says:

    Great pic of Lisa and David’s mom….such nice smiles on both of them.

  10. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Pretty baby. And your .mIL was attractive too. Yes, time flies. Now we look in the mirror and see our parents.

  11. dkzody Says:

    Isn’t it amazing how just a few simple ingredients can make something so good and memorable.

  12. palolo Says:

    i will try the curry dip tomorrow watching the NBA playoffs.

  13. Linda Starr Says:

    isn’t that sweet to remember a relative by a recipe, it’s the small but happy reasons that we miss folks isn’t it.

  14. Tom Sightings Says:

    I know … nice memories; and your MIL looks happy with her grandchild. But anyway, I thought you were grilling Black Angus premium rib eye steaks. What happened? Obvious suggestion: You live in Hawaii … how about fish!

  15. Beatrice P. Boyd Says:

    We have some freshly bought broccoli and also the ingredients on hand for this curry dip, so this recipe is very timely, Thanks. Also nice to read about the happy memory is brought back for you and a priceless photo too.

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