My mother was a fabulous cook. She loved to have people over for “Sunday dinner” type get togethers, even if it wasn't on Sunday. She had so many signature dishes such as: Irene Minten's Famous Peanut Butter Cookies, chocolate mayonnaise cake, butterscotch brownie pie, Mom's Tater Salad and her “the best squash casserole you've ever tasted”. She had an endless supply of recipes and her favorite saying back before she became ill was…”wonder how this new recipe I found would taste…we'll have to try it.” She had a way of getting kids to eat their vegetables because she'd jazz them up so you couldn't resist. You never got away from my mother's house without having a bite to eat. She'd make sure of that. God help you if you weren't even hungry; you'd have to at least have a taste. She would put on the most elaborate meals with at least two meats and four or five vegetables and two or three starches and bread and rolls and multiple desserts. That's how mama cooked for everyone. She loved her family and friends very much and arranged get togethers from as far back as I can remember.
She was still a country girl at heart spending lots of time down on the family farms and ranches. She loved to make quilts, and fancy pillows and arts and crafts including pretty dressed up dolls and stuffed toys for the kiddos. She was the quintessential Grandma who loved those babies like nobody else could.
She will be missed. Thank you for your kind condolences. We love you; and she loved you.