It’s Sunday, time for the Question of the Week. Today we’re going to talk about my second favorite thing… Food. In particular, sweet food, or maybe not…just what you consider a treat or something that brings back good memories whenever you eat it.
For me, there are two things. One is sweet, the other isn’t.
First is Italian Cream Cake.
This is my favorite kind of cake. My mom used to make it for my birthday. Whenever I eat it, I am immediately reminded of how much my mother loves me. Which makes this no ordinary cake. This is a method of time travel (see, I got Outlander in here). One bite of Italian Cream Cake and I am whisked back to my childhood. A place where my father is still alive and letting me stay up late on my birthday even if it is a school night.
Next is my Grandma Taylor’s lasagna.
I am the only person on earth with the recipe for her lasagna. This too is a time travel device. This takes me back to the same day every time though. One day during the summer when I was eleven years old, my grandma taught me to make lasagna. We spent 2 days in the kitchen (the sauce takes a day all by itself, which is why if I offer to make lasagna for you, you know I love you.) making sauce and pasta and bread. It was one of the best days of my entire life. Like my father, my grandmother is no longer with us and trust me when I tell you, the world is less exciting, less…sarcastic place because of it.
So, now you tell me… what food holds the best memories for you?