Years ago my sister-in-law called as she was in the process of cooking dinner. We had gotten a cow, one of the times my husband went country, albeit it was short lived. Anyway we had given them some milk and she was making butter and expounding on how wonderful it would be to go back to the basics.
Umm, I could hear the mixer going, back to basics? It seemed they had gotten home from the kid’s ball game and dinner was a bit later than usual so I just had to give her an eye opener. ☺ I remember telling her that 50 years before she would have to start a fire to cook the dinner she was doing on the electric stove and there would have been a butter churn instead of an electric mixer. And of course no dish washer or hot running water. As she visualized the picture I was painting reality set in.
We have come a long ways. I don’t go as far back as churning butter or cooking on a wood stove but my grandmother did until she died. She did have an electric hot plate. I remember the smell of her kitchen and the wonderful tasting meals she made on that old stove. However I was pre-micro wave and now can’t imagine life without one now.
Recently out son installed a faucet in their kitchen that turns on with a sensor. It’s amazing and something I can see in my future. And, what about the fantastic pre-cooked dinners? I remember when TV dinners tasted like cardboard and looked….well not so good. Now I get packaged dinners like Garlic Chicken/pasta and Chicken and Wild Rice. Yummy.
I looked at kitchens of the future, got to love the internet, and found this one with the caption “iphones that make lattes” and guess what they are here now. But, hold your breath, at a cost of around $11,000. Guess I’ll wait for the prices to catch up with the technology. But it and more are coming. And, nostalgia with yester-year is good but I love the times we are living in and the excitement of change. Especially thinking about how they used to do the washing. Ummm a topic for a future blog. ☺