I have inherited many of her old cookbooks, and they are like a treasure hunt; you never know when a recipe clipped from a magazine, newspaper, or handwritten on whatever piece of paper was nearby, will fall out from between the pages. I don't understand why she clipped some of these recipes. Many are for things we never ate, fancy sauces and prissy desserts.
While looking through one of her books today I found:
- An incomplete recipe written on the back of my dad's May 15 1963 pay stub.
- An icing recipe written on a piece of her Japanese Rice Paper, that she used for her painting.
- A newspaper article about the wife of Arizona Senator Jay Stuckey, Sr. who makes sweets for her husband to take to the Senate every day, complete with the recipes.
- A full recipe for making Cream of Tomato soup from a can of condensed soup! (really, a newspaper published the directions from the back of a can as a recipe?)
- A recipe for Cheese and Apple Dessert - cut up cheese with cut up apples - A Favorite Of Steak Addicts!
- A full newspaper page of recipes for Dove, since Sept was the opening of Dov season in Arizona. Anyone for Dove in Sour Cream?
- Various backs of flour bags, labels from cans, inserts from ads, free recipe inserts. - I have recipes on every conceivable type of paper.
Let's play a game.I found this recipe - can anyone tell me what it is? And would you eat it? I copied it exactly as written on a scrap a paper by my mom
____ 18 tbs-red (27 blue)
6 oz gelatine
3 c. cold water
4 1/2 quarts hot milk
6 # tuna
13 1/2 c. celery
1 1/2 c. green peppers
1 c. piminto
3/4 c. onion
3 c. relish
1 1/2 c. lemon juice
6 tsp. salt
6 c. mayonaise
18 hard boiled eggs