Times Past: Cooking with Mum

This month’s prompt from Irene Waters made me chuckle, “Cooking with Mum“.

I’m a Baby Boomer so my mum was a stay at home housewife, right? Wrong! I don’t think Mum ever intended to fill that role, running a business was what she loved and whenever an opportunity came up she took it.

I know there won’t be any photos of her cooking and there certainly won’t be much to write about!

Dad loved Rockcakes and the only thing I can remember cooking with Mum were batches of those. I didn’t get to crack eggs into the mixture or to squish it through my fingers. My job was to grease the tray and dust it with flour. Although I’ve tried to bake cakes I think I’ve inherited Mum’s culinary skills and after all these years I’ve learnt my limitations. Luckily I married a man who loves to cook and he passed on his enthusiasm to our children.

Rockcakes

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3 thoughts on “Times Past: Cooking with Mum

  1. LOL. You had much the same experience as me. I had forgotten Rock Cakes. I probably did at some stage make those with Mum also. She used to make Anzac biscuits also but I didn’t have a hand in those. The first one I made was a giant one for Roger the first Christmas we’d met. Luckily I too met a man who liked to cook. Interesting that you think your husband passed on his love of cooking to your children. Thanks for joining in.

  2. Pingback: Cooking With Mum – Childhood Experiences: Times Past | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)

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