Grandmother’s Pantry – A

When I was a child, we sometimes went on a Sunday afternoon drive with another family.

This was before seat belt use use required, and the number of children in the back seat of the full-sized sedan varied from three to four or perhaps five – dependent on size. As you can imagine, we needed entertainment. Often we played an alphabet and memory game called “Grandmother’s Trunk”.

In the next few months I’m going to modify it to “Grandmother’s Pantry” in an attempt to find a food – or ingredient – you would find in a good cook’s kitchen.

A is for….. let’s see, some of the choices would be: apricots, asparagus, allspice or anise seed to spice it up and ale to wash it down.

However, we’re starting conventional.

Red, shiny, and ready to eat — an apple starts our trip through the alphabet cupboard.

Crisp and fresh — cooked into sauce — or squeezed into juice — apples have a place at every table.