And these little girls all went to the same church in the small town of Circleville, Ohio. Their parents were friends and since the congregation was small all the members were very involved. My Dad and Mom were responsible for the music. Mom played the piano while my Dad played an Hawaiian electric guitar. My Irish friend, Joy McRoberts’ Dad had a beautiful Irish voice that we were privileged to hear often on Sundays. My other friend, Thelma McFarland’s parents were head of the missionary department and really had a heart for it. Her Dad also kept candy in his pocket so after church you can imagine where all the children headed. On Sunday get-togethers the families would fix family favorites and our mothers would always prepare the best, we thought. There wasn’t a fast food chicken or BBQ place to drive through and pick up something so we were the lucky generation who got homemade foods everyday. There would be salads and vegetables and meats galore. It took a whole table just for the desserts . Those Sunday meals would be enough to last all day!! Our friendships have lasted through time, with our children being friends and now even our children’s children. So for four generations we have all enjoyed each other and these recipes and now I am sharing some of them with you.
1 can pink salmon (Mom always cleaned out the bones and any of the skin)
1 cup milk
3 Tbsp sofened butter
start with 2 sleeves of crushed Ritz crackers/add more as needed to form firm patties
Salt and pepper to taste
Everything goes in one large bowl and the best way to mix is with your hands.
Form into patties and fry in preheated skillet with oil. Brown them to your liking.
(They now have the salmon in the pouches with bones and skin removed)