MOMíS SURPRISE DINNER!
My mother was a single mom
in 1956 and worked as a nurse for one of our local doctors. I decided that
(at age 10) I would surprise her with dinner when she got home. I had never
I canít remember what else I
served, but the beans were undercooked and hard as small pebbles and the
biscuits like hockey pucks. My poor, dear mother ate it and told me how
delicious it was, so my interest in cooking was born! I have had a lot
of fun experimenting in the kitchen ever since, thankfully with much better
Pinto beans with fat back (pork)
Home made biscuits- I had watched
mother make these and thought it looked easy!?? She would throw a lump
of lard into a pile of flour in a wooden bowl, start pouring in buttermilk
while mixing with her fingers, shape the dough with her hands, bake in
a hot oven and presto, out came the best biscuits I have ever eaten!
Actually , I can now make
biscuits successfully but find it too much trouble so I buy rolls or some
other fabulous bread or make cornbread, which is easy and good for you!
Following is my recipe for
pinto beans, perfected over the years.
Live Life with Joy, Wonder
and Style Cookbook
Clay Stephens 2010