Tuesday, December 14, 2010

You either love 'em or you hate 'em!

One day last week I was cleaning an onion--I was making spaghetti and even though I just buy sauce in the jars I always add onions, sometimes garlic. Spaghetti is not the subject of this post though.

It is onions. Just with the simple act of cutting into the onion, I am immediately ravenous! I don't care if I have just gotten up from a holiday feast, or if I have just had a steak meal, or barbecued ribs...if I smell an onion I am immediately hungry. I want cornbread! Southern style, I suppose, without sugar. I don't know if that is a southern thing or just from my particular neck of the woods. But I do know that I have yet to meet anyone up here, that makes our type of cornbread.

But back to onions. I want cornbread and a slice of pork shoulder or salt cured bacon, cooked over an open fire with onions to eat with it. Or if I smell onions, I want soup beans and cornbread and onions...and you won't believe this. I like them cold out of the fridge...one of my sisters used to come back home to visit and I can remember her/us getting up after everyone had gone to bed, and we would go raid the fridge and if there were cold soup beans, she would have cornbread, soup beans and onions. I had not had that in years and years, and last spring, I remembered and tried it again, and I still love it.

And let's not forget wilted lettuce and onions. With cornbread....

Or something my mom cooked and I do, too, that I have never seen anyone else cook...well, my sister-in-law might...but she would be the only one...but not sure if she does. I think I ask her a year or two or three ago, but forget the answer. Anyway, mom would get stew beef and cook it in the pressure cooker till tender, or almost tender....then add potatoes. I get a nice chuck roast from my local IGA store...cook it till tender in the pressure cooker. While it is cooking I usually have my potatoes cooking in another pot and once the meat is tender, I add the potatoes to the beef and add water if needed and cook a while longer.

I have my cornbread baking, and green beans in another pot...then when I sit down to eat, I have an onion sliced....there just isn't much better on this earth. I don't fix it often...but when I do, I am ashamed of how much I eat.

I don't cook like that all the time, but ever since I made the spaghetti I have been craving at the least, a pone of cornbread and a slice of onion.

When a kid, and my nephews stayed/visited in the summer, if there happened to be sliced, white bread, which we called light bread, sometimes for a snack we would have a mustard and onion sandwich. I still have that once in a blue moon....

And I love onions on a hamburger.

I suppose if I could have left the bit about having a mustard and onion sandwich and having onion on a hamburger, I could have titled this post With cornbread.

But since there are some people that just cannot stand onions, I will leave it titled as is...

8 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, George and I love onions also... BUT--we make sure that both of us eat them at the same time... ha ha .....

I love onions with our Pinto Beans and cornbread. I love onions when I have a chili dog.... YUM... I love onions on my salads... How 'bout 'Just about everything'???? ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Judy said...

Oh man I love this post. We love onions, the more the better in a recipe.

Mary said...

Boy, you do love onions. When I was a kid I used to eat onion sandwiches. I do love them on hamburgers and in most things. Neither of my kids like onions, so I got used to cooking many things without them. YOu will have to send me your cornbread recipe. I'm a lazy cook and usually just make Jiffy cornbread. I made a crockpot of bean soup this week.

don said...

It all sounds so good! I would love to try your type of cornbread. When I do a roast, I always use a pressure cooker. That wonderful device does a great job of making meat so tender it falls apart. Very nice and hunger producing post! :-)

Naquillity said...

oh Rose... you're talkin' my language. i love onions especially with soup beans, fried potatoes & corn or on hamburgers. i can eat them with most anything though. a pot roast is always good with some onions cooked in for good measure. hope all is well. have a great day.

George said...

You're making me hungry! I like the sound of everything you mentioned.

Jacob said...

Okay, Rose, time to get serious. This is another chapter for your book. Put 'em together, get an agent, and you're gonna have a best-seller, I guarantee you!

I like onions, but can't imagine eating them cold out of the fridge. Well, maybe I could. At my age, though, I'm having a harder time with fried onions, which I dearly love!

My recommendation: Don't get old!

EG Wow said...

I'm an onion fan too! They don't make me hungry though. I like them in salads, sauces, with veggie burgers...YUM!

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