It is Friday, Internet.
Not only is it Christmas Eve, but it is time for FFwD.
As a 9-10 year old I had just learned what “take a leak” meant, and when you are that age, any kind of potty humor is just beyond funny.
Around that time, we had gone over at my Grandma and Grandpa Teal’s house.
Now my dad’s parents were very proper and practical.
We were over there for supper and she had made some potato soup.
The Mother asked her how she made it.
Grandma said “well, you take a leek and put it in the pot”.
It was at that moment I think the Mother wanted to die because I thought it was hysterical. I laughed. I laughed loud and long.
The adults were not amused.
When I read that we were making Leek and Potato soup, I immediately thought of my Grandma.
And how much I am like her.
Practical, frugal, a place for everything and everything in its place.
I did make a few substitutions.
1. Pothole does not know what a leek is, (snicker…bwahahahahaha) so I used extra onion.
2. Chocolatechic did not have russet potatoes, so she used fingerling ones instead.
Grandma Teal would have used water. She was a product of the Great Depression.
I will be making this again and again and again…thinking of my Grandma every time I do.
I miss you Grandma.