May 21, 2011

Reminds Me of Strawberries

The neighbors closest to us were Sam and Adel. They remind me of strawberries, a storm shelter and the well house she kept so neat. Strawberries were something my grandmother did not waste garden space on. Sugar was also expensive; she did not want to waste sugar on something we did not have to have. The storm shelter was always full of water, but at times we did wade the water. Sam and them went to that shelter everytime it came up a cloud. It was often talked about by Grandmother in a critical form.
While searching on demand this morning I realized that I pretended the concept of picking what I wanted to watch as a child. On the Sunday afternoons that Sam and Adel Corums grandchildren were visiting them, I played house with the eldest boy. He was the more domestic of the two boys. The well house was the perfect place for our playhouse. At this time the well houses were more than just a small structure holding a pump. It was the building that contained the ringer type washing machine. Adel kept everything shining clean. The floor was painted slick grey. The washing machine was what we made believe was the television. I Love Lucy was my favorite show at the time. I would say we had a television that we could pick any show we wanted to watch. This was way ahead of the times. It was nineteen seventy something and there were three channels that we could get; to watch one of the three it was common to go outside and turn the antenna more towards Huntsville. Thus, the reasons I thought of strawberry pie watching On Demand this morning.

5 tbsp. corn starch
1 (10 oz.) bottle of 7-Up
1 tsp. red food coloring
Fresh strawberries (to fill pie shell)
1 baked (9 inch) pie shell
Mix corn starch and sugar; add 7-Up and food coloring. Cook until thick; cool at least 2 hours and pour over fresh strawberries in the baked pie shell. Cool at least 2 hours before serving.

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