Friday, July 20, 2012
Mini Explosions In The Country
Sandie at Chatty Crone had a nice entry about Coca Cola. It made me think of the time my Mama made root beer. I have no idea where she got the recipe. It was in the '40's and we lived out in the boonies with no electricity, so therefore no refrigerator and no where to buy ice. None of that discoraged my Mama. She made quite a few bottles of root beer. I can't remember how she capped it, wish I could. She put it on the north side of the house in what I think is called a pie safe except it was homemade. A tall like cabinet with shelves and screen on the front. It could be as cool as possible with the screen but any stray varmits couldn't get inside. One day we started hearing like explosions. Guess the root beer got too hot. Oh well without ice I don't think it would have tasted too good.