Family Legends

Family Tales from Gail

Clipart Napoleon

This weeks 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks topic is Family Legends.  My family has several, but not one makes a very long story.  So I have decided to list a few here.

Family Legends:

  1. We are related to Napoleon. First of all I don’t know why anyone would want to admit that they were related to Napoleon.  I’ve traced that line back to the early 1700’s and I can find no relation to Napoleon.  This story came from my maternal grandmother about her mother’s family.  My mother asked one of my grandmother’s aunts.  The Aunt said that she had never heard that story, however she had heard that someone had fought in the Napoleonic Wars.  My father used to joke that he believed it because my grandmother and mother were like dictators.  I believe the aunt was right and my grandmother was wrong.
  2. My 2nd great-grandfather was a…

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Omelet with chanterelles

Cooking Without Limits

GAB_7187_res Omelet with chanterelles

We had amazing omelets in our life more than once. I know I had it in the morning, evening or lunch with meat or without, mushrooms or herbs, lots of great recipes. One of the best recipes for omelet is the one with chanterelles.

One of the best mushrooms in the world, chanterelles are orange, yellow or white, meaty and funnel-shaped. They are generally described as being rich in flavor, with a distinctive taste and aroma difficult to characterize. Many chefs consider them on the same short list of gourmet fungi as truffles and morels.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs, beaten until smooth
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 hand fresh and chanterelles
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter

Directions:

Whisk together the eggs and sour cream. Heat the oil and the butter in a small cast iron skillet or a small…

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