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Comfort food on cold winter days

Beth Gibbons
Crawford, Neb.

Cold winter days when the wind in blowing and snow is falling bring cold month blahs. Then it is time to bake. My mother made an easy but delicious Date Bread during the months of November and December. She baked several loaves at a time. Some were frozen. Others were sliced and eaten fresh. Sometimes she would bring out ice cream to top the date bread. Date bread is a taste treat with or without a topping.

My mother-in-law baked a similar recipe during winter months with a topping that was really rich and good. It was almost what you could call ‘sinfully delicious.’ She was a good cook who loved to prepare special recipes for family.

A favorite memory of mine is of carrying out our suitcases getting loaded into the old tan ’49 Studebaker with my brother, to return to college. Our mom hurried back into the house saying, “Wait a minute.” She came out with her tasty Date Bread slices. Those thin nutty date slices were to die for. We ate together enjoying every bite then she packed some in a sack to eat when we got hungry along the 200 mile trip to our dorms. This memory lingers with a mouth watering toasty comfortable warm feeling.

Cold winter days when the wind in blowing and snow is falling bring cold month blahs. Then it is time to bake. My mother made an easy but delicious Date Bread during the months of November and December. She baked several loaves at a time. Some were frozen. Others were sliced and eaten fresh. Sometimes she would bring out ice cream to top the date bread. Date bread is a taste treat with or without a topping.

My mother-in-law baked a similar recipe during winter months with a topping that was really rich and good. It was almost what you could call ‘sinfully delicious.’ She was a good cook who loved to prepare special recipes for family.

A favorite memory of mine is of carrying out our suitcases getting loaded into the old tan ’49 Studebaker with my brother, to return to college. Our mom hurried back into the house saying, “Wait a minute.” She came out with her tasty Date Bread slices. Those thin nutty date slices were to die for. We ate together enjoying every bite then she packed some in a sack to eat when we got hungry along the 200 mile trip to our dorms. This memory lingers with a mouth watering toasty comfortable warm feeling.


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