Grandma Lillian’s Flatbread

Grandma Lil, about 1984

Grandma Lil, about 1984

My Norwegian Grandma Lil used to make the best flatbread around the holidays.  Technically it’s more of a cracker, but she called it flatbread and so it shall be.  I loved when she made it with graham flour, or even whole wheat flour.  I’d settle for even eating it if made with rye flour if that’s what she used.  I haven’t used rye myself with this recipe.  In honor of Grandma Lil’s birthday today (11/07/1910), I post this as a family recipe that should continue on through the generations!  It’s a true flatbread, not the kind we now use to make pizza/appetizers.  This flatbread is a crispy snack all by itself! Continue reading

Ice Cream Buffet for SUPPER?

Ice Cream Buffet

Ice Cream Buffet

I get to babysit my grandkids several days a week but recently got to spend a whole weekend with them.  My son and his wife spent a much needed long weekend in Duluth, to celebrate 17 years of marriage.  I got custody of the 5 grandkids, aged 2 years to 16 years!  This granny likes to cook so I consulted with the young’uns about what foods they wanted to eat all weekend.  Of course I hoped one or two of the meals would end up being blog worthy! Continue reading

Mock Chow Mein

Mock Chow Mein

Mock Chow Mein

Another family favorite growing up was mock chow mein casserole. Even back then I wondered at the name. Besides the obvious chow mein noodles, it was nothing like the chow mein we had out of cans. I’m not sure where it got the name but eventually I adapted it to include a few Chinese type vegetables.  You can use your own favorites in this recipe. Continue reading