I am making beef and cabbage soup. That brings back memories of my grandmother. She made other, dessert type things (a type of fried bread-homemade dough of course, and a kind of nut roll which she had varieties of...instead of walnuts she would sometimes use onions, or purnes, or cottage cheese, depending on what was available and cheap). Both of my grandmother's only cooked from scratch, no store bought cookies, etc. So my memories with them are about making the stuff, then eating it. And the stories they would tell while we worked. But no fig newtons for me.
Ahhh Paula, but do you eat roaches?