Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 51......The Magic Pot

This is an OLD cast iron pot that my mother cooked in all of my life. She made the most delicious things in this pot, and it has become known as "The Magic Pot". She got this shortly after my parents married in 1938, so it is about 73 years old.


Today, I made beef stew in the pot. Just like my mother used to make it.

I am glad that I thought to take her photo with it in 2008.......just a few weeks before she passed away. I have learned a few things since I took this photo. I had to laugh at the picture frame, and the shadow. Maybe I could do an edit on it now.

12 comments:

  1. Love that lady and everything that is made in that pot!

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  2. What a sweet item to remember her by! I bet love just seems out into whatever you've got cooking in there!!

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  3. Love the close up of the stew--looks yummy! That's great that you have the pot to remember your mom every time you cook with it.

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  4. Cast iron is the best! What a wonderful remembrance... and awesome that you thought to capture a picture of the pot and its original owner :)

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  5. Of course you know I loved your post today. All I keep thinking of is all the love that has cooked in that pot over the years...and still continues to do so...from her heart to yours...

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  6. Awww! i just love this post! i love the history behind the pot!

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  7. Awww! I miss your mom! Love the picture of her.

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  8. Aaw. What a sentimental piece.

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  9. What a great pot, it looks a lot like Irish stew. Have to say you have some great photos, I'm doing a 365 Photo Blog too and looking to others to get inspiration from, I hope you can inspire me and I'll get to the end of the year.... My photo blog is http://flojomo365.blogspot.com/ if you want to check it out.... and follow me.....

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  10. LOVE stories like this... This is something that you can pass down too Karren... :)

    Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Wow... what a treasure!

    Paulette

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  12. That pot has seen a lot of food! Stew looks lovely. Your mum had a gentle face :o)

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