Back when I was a young Chick in Anaconda Montana. I can remember not a day would go by where I would see my Family go outside and gather all the daily food groups from the garden. The eggs, fresh dairy, picking wild berries, fishing or hunt for meat in the mountains near bye. I still can smell the Lemon Cookies my Great Grandmother Cutler would make us chicks. Her Rhubarb Pie would chill in the window. My Grandfather Stanley preparing the Holiday dinner or making his Elk Stew with turnips and potatoes. Watching my Grandma roll out the pastry dough for the pasties. I remember all the fly fishing trips on Sundays. I would go with my father and as I watched him scoop them out of the near bye creeks. He would ask me if we had enough for each plate. The rest would be caught another great day.
So when I grew up I would hear family fight over sharing recipes to family members. How is it that the best time when your with family is during a well prepaired meal. Sitting around a table laughing, sharing stories, and enjoying each bit of a well prepaired dish. But when ask “Can I get a copy of that recipe, the first thing out of their mouth was no.” I just did not think that was nice, you had to be in that kitchen at that moment that dish was made to have it passed one from one generation to another? So I told myself I need to stop this negative cycle and do something grand.
And so, now you know. This is what brought Rimmer’s Red Barn to life. The idea that recipes that I grew up with will be carried on through my girls and to generations to come. These are memories that will last forever, my dream is to bring my dishes to your table at Rimmer’ Red Barn. Yes, I do see my new family restaurant down the road. What do I want to do more than anything, share these great dishes with your family? Give you a moment to find the laughter, and share the joys with your family over a Chicken Fried Chicken Dinner with warm buttermilk biscuits.
And who know, maybe you can try my recipe or a story you want to share; to ensure that it too doesn’t get lost in the mix that is our lives.
“If you leave my table hungry it’s your own fault.” Love & Enjoy! Siam Rimmer
“Everyone has a Grizz inside them you just have to wake up.” Big Mamma Grizz