Those of you that read this regular series know that I am from Hackett, Arkansas, just a mile or so from the Oklahoma border, and just about 10 miles south of the Arkansas River. It was a rural sort of place that did not particularly appreciate education, and just zoom onto my previous posts to understand a bit about it.
In these days of prepared just about everything, for many people what I like to call “old timey” cooking is just a distant memory, and for many others not even that. Tuesday night I got the idea to write this because I plan, when The Little Girl goes to sleep, to show The Woman how to make chocolate syrup at home for a fraction of the cost of even the store brands.
It is easy, and the recipe can be increased to make as much as you want. After thinking about that, I sort of randomly selected a few other things that used to be made from scratch that rarely are any more, or that simple are no longer eaten much.
I think that this will be sort of fun, and I suspect that many of you reading will have some recipes in your memories’ horde to share. Let us start with chocolate syrup.