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Wonderful, Wondrous Memories May 16, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Gratitude, Happiness, People.
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Medieval_kitchenCindy has done it again . . . Remembering More Gracious Times.

Her post took me back to Sunday dinners with my grandparents ~ dressed in our Sunday best to gather around their dining table and eat simple Scottish fare prepared by my grandmother and her sister, my great aunt Edie.

Our Sunday dinners commenced with a short Scottish prayer penned by Robbie Burns:

Some ha’e meat and cannae eat
And some wad eat, but want it
But we ha’e meat and we can eat
Sae let the Lord be thank it.

During dinner, our lessons in table etiquette included a fairly standard admonishment to my younger brother:

Douglas Bruce, strong and able, keep your elbows off the table!

For dessert, vanilla ice cream topped with fruit or chocolate syrup . . . accompanied by melt-in-your-mouth Scottish shortbread.

Memories . . . a delicious and delectable treat for a Sunday afternoon.

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1. theonlycin - May 16, 2010

Ah, for a piece of shortbread now!
lol @ elbows off the table.

2. nrhatch - May 16, 2010

My aunt made the most scumptious shortbread. Crisp, flaky, and bursting with crunchy goodness.


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