- Joined: 1/31/2004
- Location: Idpls, IN
Thu, 08/16/12 6:34 PM
I have spent a lot of time going from Indy to WV this summer. My mother-in-law has been in & out of the hospital all summer. That means I get to spend a lot of time with my mom- age 90,still living in the home she & my dad built in 1963. Mom gardens, reads, quilts, drives in the small town I grew up in. She cooks & bakes for herself, a hot meal every night. She saves all her pork trimmings & broth & when she knows I am coming, she makes me scrapple for breakfast. So good, crisp & brown on the outside, creamy inside.
While eating scrapple one morning we began talking about when my grandparents would butcher 2-3 hogs in the late fall. My grandmother would make scrapple for breakfast the morning after butchering along with brains & eggs. Mom also told me how my grandmother would make headcheese for Dr Brown, the community's physician. My mom would take my sister & I out of school to go to butchering. Great memories & at 65, I am so blessed to have my mom to makle scrapple for me & remember years past with her.