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Delighting in my God, I desire to dwell in His pleasure and to help others experience true delight.

"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Monday, April 21, 2014

R is for Recipes

For Easter, I made my childhood favorite meal, Rouladen, which my German mom made a time or two each year as I was growing up.  I haven’t made it in forever.  Considering I had to pick my brother’s memory on how to make it ala mom, it came out pretty well.


Another holiday favorite in our home growing up was Canadian pork pie.  My father was French Canadian and this was passed down from his side.  I make it every New Years day in my own home.  It is similar to shepherds’ pie. The recipe as it was passed down to me, includes a mixture of lean ground pork and beef, potatoes and onions, and various spices including clove and nutmeg.

French Pork Pie

A winter staple recipe for us is homemade chicken soup.  Needing no one else’s accolades, I humbly admit I think my chicken soup is the best I have ever had.  I tweak it a bit each time I make it, so it is always a bit of a surprise, but I do love it and never tire of this principal dining delight.

Chicken Soup

We have several other “Mom will you make…” recipes or reminiscent recipes of days-gone-by that stimulate all the senses and bring a smile in the contemplation.   The recipes at the links above are not mine, but they look pretty good too.

What are some of your favorites you have from the family archives?

A to Z Challenge


  1. Hi Maria. I don't think I've had Roulauden before, but my grandmother was German, so it's possible. I do remember the red cabbage dish though--quite good. Now I'm getting a hankering to try something new :)

    1. Lots of good German dishes. I'm sure you could share a few from your heritage, Sharon. Thanks for visiting. God bless, Maria

  2. The chicken recipe looks wonderful thank you! Will save it and make as winter is upon us here in the southern hemisphere. When the A-Z is over I'll look up my mother's recipe for crunchies ... made with oats and syrup.
    Garden of Eden Blog

    1. Yes it does look wonderful. Love soup in the winter. Thanks Susan. God bless, Maria

  3. This food looks awesome! I can't say anything about your chicken soup's flavor since I've never tried it, but the picture proves that it's the best looking chicken soup I've ever seen!

    -L.G. Keltner, minion in Captain Alex's Ninja Army

  4. All that food looks good! I'm going to have to try that chicken soup some time! My mom used to make something called cabbage pie, basically dough on the bototm, dough on the top, inside was cooked cabage seasoned with butter, salt and pepper. We always had it at least on the Saturday before Easter and probably some other Fridays since we didn't eat meat on Fridays. Recently, hubby and me were talking about trying to get the recipe from my sister to make cabbage pie, so that's what I have a hankering for :)


  5. that soup looks wonderful! I'm going to check out that link. Thank you!

  6. The food you've made looks lovely, Maria. Thank you for sharing it :)

  7. Food always brings back so many memories. I am making more and more foods from my childhood when I can as they aren't things I can get here in America.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies


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