Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Carnival of Genealogy, 16th Edition

Welcome to the January 18, 2007 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for this edition is food and family recipes. You are in for a real treat (no pun intended) this time around. Caution: don't read this when you're hungry... your mouth will be watering and your stomach will be growling by the time you finish! Not only will you sample heartwarming memories of food and families but you'll get some great recipes to try too! So without further ado, grab a napkin to catch the drool and let's get the Carnival under way!

Starting us off today, Tim Abbott presents Aunt Bec's Pigeon Pie and Other Chester Valley Reminiscences posted at Walking the Berkshires. Aunt Bec's cooking sounds wonderful! The memories shared here are so beautifully described you'll feel transported to another place and time. A wonderful tribute to family and food.

Next, Jasia presents Memories of Meatless Meals Mom Made posted at Creative Gene. Lent is coming up soon and I plan to try to recreate some of my mom's recipes for old time's sake. Most of them are simple enough that I should be able to do it. Anyone want to come over and give them a try?

Dana Huff presents Patti Swier’s Spaghetti Sauce posted at Our Family History: A Genealogy Blog by Dana Huff, saying, "My mother's recipe for spaghetti sauce may not have a long history in our family, but it is a recipe I plan to pass on to my children and their children. I will never forget the smell of this sauce simmering in the crock pot when I was a child. The smell and taste always takes me back home and makes me think of Mom." Here's a recipe you can add to your own files... sounds good to me! Thanks for sharing Dana!

Next we have Denise Olson presenting Dad’s Clam Chowder posted at Moultrie Creek. Oooh, this article shares both good memories and a good recipe. I've never lived in the south or tasted clam chowder made from clams I dug up myself. But this article paints exactly the picture I have of sea-side southern cooking for the family. Read it and see if you don't agree! Thanks for sharing Denise!

Denise Olson was also kind enough to submit another article of hers, Preserving Traditions posted at Family Matters. This post is actually a compilation of her previous posts on the topic of creating a family cookbook. It's one you'll really appreciate if you're thinking about creating a family cookbook of your own. I know I will. Denise shares good advice as one who's been there and done that. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Denise!

David Bowles tells of outdoor cooking at its best in his article, Memories of Food and Family posted at Writing the Westward Sagas. This one made my mouth water... you can write to David and he'll send you his family's recipe for Dutch Oven Pot Roast. I have a Lodge cast iron dutch oven just like the one David described. I just have to try this recipe! The memories are warm and wonderful, no doubt like the pot roast. Thanks for sharing David!

Next up, Apple presents A Few Kitchen Treasures posted at The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree. Sometimes it's something as simple as kitchenware that triggers our food and family memories. Apple shares some of her kitchen treasures and the memories that go with them. Wonderful heirloom pieces! Nice photos too!

Becky Wiseman presents Carnival of Genealogy - food! posted at kinexxions. Let's hear it for good plain food! Becky describes the good plain Midwestern food she remembers from her childhood in Indiana. This is the kind of food many of you will remember from your childhoods too. Fried chicken, homemade pies, and vanilla caramels... yum! Thanks Becky!

Miriam Robbins Midkiff presents Childhood Food Memories posted at AnceStories Blog, saying, "A trip down memory lane to foods of Alaskan Native, Dutch, and small farm origin." Wait until you read this article... Miriam's childhood food memories are certainly unique. She shares with us a wonderful article about growing up in the wilds of Alaska and her family's determination to teach her about her own Dutch heritage. The article is a wonderful tribute to her grandfather whose recipe for Banket is included. Heartwarming and at the same time educational. Wow! What a childhood! Thank you for sharing Miriam!

Wrapping things up, Craig Manson presents Nana Brings Soul Food posted at GeneaBlogie. This one will make you smile... a young boy's first experience with traditional southern soul food made by his grandmother. Craig has a knack for story telling and this story is simply charming. Included is a recipe for Chitlins and Maw. Try it if you dare ;-) Thanks for sharing Craig!

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. Wasn't it a wonderful one? I want to thank each and every one of you who contributed to this edition. What great memories and wonderful food you've shared! We've been all around this great country and traveled across time with your articles. What a great carnival ride!

And now it's time for the Call For Submissions for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for the next edition will be: Acknowledging those who've helped us get where we are with our genealogy research. Who was that special individual who inspired you to begin your genealogy research? What about the author of the book about your ancestors that saved you oodles of research time? Is there someone at your local genealogical society that you really should give some credit and thanks to? Maybe there's a blogger who gave you a great resource tip... This is a chance to publicly acknowledge those who deserve our appreciation and gratitude. Make a list, write a poem, or tell a story about those who have helped you along the way with your research and submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. The deadline is January 31st.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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