Wednesday, October 7, 2009
My world lost one of those remarkable ladies this week. My Granny, Nellie Grace Dees, passed away on Sunday. She was a special lady who had a knack for baking that has influenced generations. I have so many memories from her kitchen in Mississippi. I will always remember the way her house smelled and the flavors of the food she served. My favorite recipes of hers are the family favorites I serve Drew now (every now and then): mac and cheese, cheese enchiladas, cherry pie (I ate an entire pie when I was 8 or 9), banana nut bread, just to name a few. I am so thankful that I got to spend summers at her house when I was young - what a blessing she was to me!
While thinking about her this week, I have been desiring to make her banana nut bread. A little comfort food to comfort the weary.