There were hundreds of answers ranging from tomato sauce sandwiches to apple pies, roast dinners, pavlovas, banana & passionfruit on toast, pasties and yorkshire puddings, scones and melting moments.
I don't remember much cooking from my grandmothers: one lived in New Zealand and died when I was about eight. I know I have eaten Nanna Violet's recipes as cooked by Mum but I don't know which recipes were handed down that way. Golden syrup dumplings, I think and chocolate steamed pudding. Cornish pasties maybe?
My other grandmother had a major stroke, also around the time I was eight. She continued to cook a little bit but it wasn't like she was making dinners for the grandchildren. I learned about the recipes Grandma was proud of, though. Apple pie, baked apples, apricot chicken and the smoothest most delicious custard were all part of the lore around grandma Ruby.
I asked my kids what they will remember their grandma cooking and the answers were quite extensive: shortbread, anzac biscuits, pizza on Turkish bread (a lunch special in school holidays), baked dinners and pavlova. I remember my mum feeding my kids scrambled egg and cheese on toast when they were very young and their paternal grandmother made rice porridge for at least one of them.
Isn't it interesting that nearly every food I have mentioned, from my own family and from the facebook group, are comfort foods. There are no fancy foods to be seen (unless you count pavlova as fancy)
What do you remember from your Grandma's kitchen?