Joy Mission: Question #3

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Question #3

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  1. Janette C. – My grandmother’s homemade potato soup. It was and still is so yummy!
  2. John B. – I’m Greek, and my mother always made the most fantastic meals for Greek Easter–all the traditional dishes
  3. Mary P. – Thanksgiving was my favorite. My Grandmother had everyone over and she made everything from soup to dessert. She made the best Italian Sausage Stuffing in the world.
  4. Anne D. – My Mom would make creamy chicken and Mushroom crepes. They were insanely good!
  5. Monica C. – Living in Buffalo, NY….we have a General Mills factory. When they burn a batch of Cheerios, you can smell it all over the city. It smells like a fresh bowl of Cheerios. Cheerios was my favorite cereal as a kid.
  6. Megan F. – Cinnamon rolls from the can the pillsbury kind…they are soooo good and a sunday tradition…or were a sunday tradition 🙂
  7. Suzanne R. – Home made chicken noodle soup!
  8. Aaron A. – This question made me fondly remember a rice & cheese casserole my mom used to make for me. Kind of like Mac & Cheese for a celiac kid in the ’70s. It’s better in some ways.
  9. Angela J. – Tacos on homemade tortillas = yum!!
  10. Ivy G. – A leftover hodgepodge pasta primavera that my mom would throw together at the last minute. Not too high class but I would fish out all the broccoli.

666 responses to “Joy Mission: Question #3”

  1. Rebecca Enszer says:

    cold meat loaf sandwitches

  2. Rebecca says:

    I still love the smell of Apple Pie!! So many great memories!

  3. Rachael Mueller says:

    My favorite meal of all times from my childhood is chicken and dumplings. mmmm, big gooey globs of dough mixed into yummy chicken soup!

  4. Breezy Wente says:

    Everything on Thanksgiving day!!!! Loved it all!

  5. Pat Frink says:

    I was a really picky eater as a child. Anything potato (like mashed with gravy), macaroni and cheese, green beans and fried chicken. My grandmother was a wonderful cook.

  6. Amanda Thompson says:

    It is not a meal exactly but specific foods that my great grandmother used to make. Somehow, her recipe book was lost after she passed so we have not been able to exactly replicate her molasses cookies, sugar cookies, popcorn balls, fudge, brown sugar baked beans and many other dishes. We have tried to make these things but they just never taste the same as when she made them.

  7. CJH says:

    The smell of popcorn!

  8. Holly Matson says:

    I have two: the fragrance of rum/spice/maple cookies baking at Christmas time, and my favorite dinner of all time – roast chicken and mashed potatos. MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmm!

  9. Angie Vanderleek says:

    My mom’s fried chicken, mashed potatos, corn, salad, and her flaky homemade biscuits…that was my birthday meal every year. : )

  10. Kelly says:

    Grilled cheese and soup with oyster crackers!

  11. DebS says:

    Meatloaf and scalloped potatoes–yum!

  12. Danielle says:

    My grandfather’s special Italian pasta sauce. Still the best sauce I’ve ever had.

  13. Tricia T. says:

    My Mom’s no bake cookies, I loved eating them still warm with a tall glass of milk.

  14. L says:

    Finnish pasty that my family makes!

  15. Chynna says:

    I always loved breakfast foods! Also, my mom made the best enchiladas! 🙂

  16. Jamie R. says:

    As a child my favorite meal, the one that would ask for on my birthday, was always roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy. Ironically, I grew up and became a vegetarian at the age of 16. Even so, I have fond memories of those meals which never failed to bring my family together.

  17. Sarah Brown says:

    Chicken and dumplings

  18. Margaret Prothero says:

    home-made apple pie!

  19. CJ says:

    Kraft mac and cheese; and sometimes to be fancy, mom would make it with the recipe on the side that had tuna and tomatoes (?) added. We had lots of homemade goodness, but I remember that one.

  20. Charlie McM says:

    The meal that I miss the most, has to be HOMEMADE LASAGNA WITH A NEW YEARS PRETZEL

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