Monday, December 31, 2007

The Grandma Mabel Memorial Recipe Box Show & Tell

Those Mason-Dixon girls, this time Kay in particular, have come up with another knee-slapper. (Especially the last picture caption of her adorable Grandma Mabel and aunties "working the cloche hats." ) And then an invitation to Blogland to "bare all" - and show your vintage 1970s recipe box - like hers from Grandma Mabel - complete with the ravages of time/cooking expeditions. (One of the rules is cleaning the box up before the photograph is cheating). So, here's mine.

The recipe I'm using isn't one that shows a lot of wear for a couple of reasons:

  1. It's SIMPLE so not a lot of handling of the recipe card was needed - and
  2. It's "costly" - ESPECIALLY calories-wise - so it didn't get made a whole lot.
But it's gooooood! and was a family BBQ "star" for years. (My maternal grandfather brought it with him when he was visiting California from Austin, TX.) Also, I seem to remember using "whipped butter" - a whole tub of it - rather than the "oleo" called for in the recipe. But I love the syntax - sounds so Texan, doesn't it? "Oleo."

(Click for big.)

Soon, my recently composed and tested "Reasonable facsimilie" of Starbucks Gingerbread recipe will be added to the already overstuffed contents of this box - and stored away for future generations.

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