I got the wonderful beef/steak and onions ready before church and we ate at 5. The beef was an excellent cut anyway but by dinner time the beef just melted in our mouths. Plus, when I make this dish (usually for my birthday because that's always my request) I always use my grandmother's hammered aluminum pan/lid.
And here's the lid.
Yes, this is a very old set. One that not only my grandmother used but also my mom. Both of them used it for the English Beef Pie. I cannot recall anything else even being baked in this pan. And I only use it for this as well.
AH....THE MEMORIES. THIS MEAL AND THE POT BRINGS MY MOM AND GRANDMOTHER CLOSER!
I think it might have been in the making to think of my mom and her mom yesterday. Dawn texted me about a brooch and then this picture.
The shooting star was from my grandmother and the other 4 from my mom. Dawn was wearing the lower right one yesterday to church to give her confidence when she played in Sacrament Meeting with the Primary kids...and wanted some history if I knew any. I didn't. But we both were on the same page yesterday.
Families are the best and are never far from us. It's comforting to know that even using something that belonged to them can bring them a whisper away. And yes, I talk to them as I made the English Beef Pie.