The irony of these items found in the house is that I am not the best cook in the world. But...you know. Food! From! The! Fifties! (and even earlier) The forerunner to Poundy's Weight Watchers recipe cards.
First you have to send away for your recipe book. With a postcard that says (and I am quoting)..."Gentlemen: Please send me the big SPRY cookbook containing all those tempting recipes my family will enjoy."
Not "might" enjoy. WILL enjoy. They will be forced to enjoy them. Thank you.
p.s. And click HERE for the full dish on Aunt Jenny, who will flog you with her Spry-i-nator until you are a better cook...
Okay...I used up all of my emotional energy today on the introduction. So here are some more RECIPE BOOKS FROM THE HOUSE...but this is a tiny sample out of, oh, one HUNDRED or so. Yes, that is a lot of cooking that I will not do.
"Rhett, what would you like for dinner tonight?"
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
Jello. THIS I might actually make.
oh, for the love of Pete...WHAT is THIS THING? This looks like something I tried to cook which came out wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
Actually, I think one of my relatives had this very book.
People who know me will also know that I will never EVER need this book. Ever. My mom tried her hand at canning while we were growing up but she also did macrame (large owls) and decoupage. She was crafty. I am not.
Bonus recipe from Pillsbury's Best 8th Grand National (for those of you who have read this far).
If you make this recipe, PROMISE ME THAT YOU'LL TELL ME HOW IT TASTES!! Because, frankly, you are a heckuva lot braver than I am.
SPREAD......each slice with 1 Tbsp. small-curd cottage cheese, then 1 Tbsp. sweetened applesauce
SPRINKLE...1 Tbsp brown sugar over each slice. Top each slice with an additional slice of buttered bread, sandwich style. Cut sandwiches into quarters.
SIFT.......... 1 3/4 cups sifted Pillsbury's Best Flour with 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt, together, into mixing bowl.
ADD...........3 unbeaten egg yolks, 1 1/2 cups milk and 3 Tbsp melted butter. Beat only until blended.
BEAT..........3 egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gently fold into batter.
DIP............sandwiches into batter, coating completely.
FRY............(yes, that says "FRY") in skillet in 3/4 of an inch of hot Crisco (or SPRY!) until golden brown (about 2 minutes on each side). Turn only once. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Top with tart jelly, if desired.
I can't completely get past cottage cheese plus apple sauce, but if you can, GO FOR IT!