Green Stuff

Began a new project today.  Sorting and making sense of my Mother’s recipes.

While going through all of my Mom’s stuff I found this old recipe book chuck full of recipes. Recipes written on cards, scraps of paper, torn from newspapers, and even one written on the back of a “48 HOUR NOTICE TO ARRANGE FOR PAYMENT.” YIKES!!! Many of them don’t even have an indication of what you’re cooking. I guess if you needed a title you had no business in the kitchen.

So far it’s been fun. My being a writer of hundreds of recipes and a editor of those written by my husband and son, it’s becoming fun looking at how ladies did things before Julia Child and Graham Kerr came to TV in the 1960s.


I ran into this two days ago. No title just ingredients. I immediately ran into the kitchen where James and Jim were doing were doing some pre-Christmas dinner prep. James couldn’t believe what he was reading, “Wow Nana, you actual made this? Hmmm…”

I can’t tell you if this is good or as bad as we suspect. I can say with utmost certainty that no one in this family will ever make it! However, be my guest, let me know how it goes.


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  1. I grew up watching both Julia and Graham with my Mom, and it probably was one of the factors that set me up to be a food blogger…who knew back then, though! What a treasure that book must be! I have some recipes like that from my Grandma. Some w/o titles, some with just lists of ingredients. This one I was thinking didn’t sound as bad as some of Grandma’s until I noticed the cheese, lol!! Happy Eating and you’re wise to stay away from all things made with green jello.

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