Bill Hall’s recent column brought back great memories of the gang harvest (TNT, 11-4). The iron chefs on TV have nothing on the farm wives of that era.
My mother spent hours planning and cooking this meal. Huge plates of fried chicken, roast beef, ham, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes and vegetables from the garden. Two to three different pies were baked, as a true test of your cooking ability was in the pie. And, don’t forget, lots of coffee.
Mom grilled my dad each night he came home from a neighbor’s harvest. How many meats did she serve? What …