When I was a young guy (back in the stone age!) we would sometimes have special treats while watching Saturday cartoons or shows like Zorro, or The Lone Ranger...those kinds of shows.
Now we weren't poor, but I don't think my folks had a lot of extra money either. Homemade treats were as special as store bought, maybe even more so. Most of the time the treats were simple, but boy howdy did we gobble them down. I'm talking about things like home made yeast bread and rolls Put some butter and honey on them and man ! Good stuff !
Then from time to time, we would have some sugar toast! Butter some bread, sprinkle a little sugar on it and stick it under the broiler for a second! You could add some cinnamon and turn it into cinnamon toast in a heartbeat! Then came the old standby...white Karo syrup with peanut butter, mixed all together and served on toast! Easy to make and very, very tasty! Pretty filling, as I remember.
I remember that Karo syrup was a special thing around our house. Most of the time, we had home made sugar syrup and that was plenty good enough for us !
One thing that I remember very clearly was regular ol' saltine crackers, spread with butter and stuck under the broiler long enough to just melt the butter! I had so many fond memories about this one that I made them not long ago! Somehow it wasn't the same. I don't know if it was because my sisters weren't there to pick on and tease, or maybe the Saturday shows were the missing ingredient !
Well, those days are long gone. Plenty of memories to think back on, though. It's funny how sometimes food can cause a sudden rash of good memories to pop up, isn't it?
Coffee in the kitchen this morning because of the rain. Hey...anyone in the mood for some flour gravy and fresh biscuits?