My paternal grandmother made the most delicious potato salad. My fondest memories of my younger years are of eating it with a burger, steak, or fried chicken. It was apparently made with mustard, eggs, and who knows what else.
Grandma wouldn’t give anyone the recipe. My mother and aunts tried to reproduce it. Although their creations were good, they weren’t the same as Grandma’s. Unfortunately, Grandma took her recipe to her grave. We’ll never know what made that potato salad so good.
How about you? Do you have memories of a favorite dish your grandmother made? Please tell us in the comment field below.
In my latest novel, Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me, one of the two grandmothers in the story likes to make soup from leftover Thanksgiving turkey. After the family enjoys this delicious meal, something significant happens. Are you intrigued? See below for more information.
New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me
Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.
Independently published with the help of DLD Books.
Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.
After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.
Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.
Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?
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