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Things sit in our childhood memory. They are recalled fondly. The leftovers after Thanksgiving bring different recollections to Colleen and me. I recall hot turkey sandwiches. My mother made them open faced and covered in hot gravy – on white bread. No? Not the thing you remember with fondness? Got it. Colleen recalls a completely different sandwich scenario. Leftovers! We had enough to satisfy dinner and the memory of the day after. Day after pumpkin pie? Well, we were too stuffed to tackle pie on the day of. (Don’t forget the whipped cream!!) Potato cakes? Colleen’s specialty. It holds no significance to me. But, delicious! Food photography? It’s not the pictures. It’s not the food. It is all about tasting the fond memory of meals gone by and the love mom put into our lives.

2 responses

  1. ….your memories of the hot turkey sandwich suddenly brought on childhood memories of (rarely) getting to sit on a stool at the Howard Johnson’s counter and having my father order for me the hot turkey sandwich special, complete with french fries and cranberry and always this curious slice of orange as a garnish. Lovely photos of lovely memories, including the potato pancakes made from leftover mashed potatoes.

    January 3, 2022 at 7:03 am

  2. Wonderful memories! Colleen distinguishes potato cakes from the traditional potato pancakes I know from New York. It’s a regional variation of cuisine. Delicious, but slightly different. Thank you. We both had fun chasing memories from way back.

    January 3, 2022 at 7:36 am

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