I was reading Mommy of a Monster's bucket list and she was talking about a recipe book. Check http://www.mommyofamonster.com/2010/05/my-bucket-list.html. I'm sure there is a nicer way to post that but don't ask me how. I just type- I don't "DO" things. Like- I wish I knew how to make my blog all pretty like some (most) of them are. I wish I knew how to draw a line through things (haven't figured that out-wait a minute...gotta try something....nope THAT didn't work either so that wish remains). I wish I knew how to add music to my blog...oh, and that side bar thingy with everyone's blog listed on it...and...the people I follow...I'm sure there is a way to do it and if I can ever get the TPot over here for a day she will show me how. But as of now, I just keep typing and Thank You God!-I finally learned how to get pictures in my blog...and then scanned back through and put pictures on all my previous writings...I know...I know...it's a sickness!
So...this started out to be about recipe books. I have one that I have used since I got married and it is full of stains-some of the pages are stuck together-some of the pages are missing. My Mimi found a copy on eBay and bought it for me. Strangely, neither girl wanted the old one-I don't wonder why!
I have a box with MyHero's grandmother's recipes in it....and I have an old cookbook that belonged to my mother. I have a special recipe book from MyHero's other grandmother that has her family name on it.
BUT-the recipe book I DON'T have is the one my mother-in-law, Betty, (God rest her soul) gave to her youngest son when he left for college. It was formed of 3x5 index cards. Betty, in all her goodness, was not a very good cook. As a matter of fact, she was an awful cook....(sorry, boys...tired of lying about your Mother). One of the recipes was for Pork Chops. Huh? Hard to screw up porkchops you say? Read the recipe below:
Heat oven to 350º (ok so far)
Put pork chops in pan (ok-still ok)
Bake until hard! (HUH?) I guess that is so you don't get pinworms?
Her other favorite was a casserole. Any kind of casserole will do. Just add a can of soup and tater tots on the top. Yep! She loved her tater tots. Chicken casserole? Tater tots! Turkey ala King? Tater tots! Scalloped potatoes? oh...wait...we don't have those because we have TATER TOTS.
Well, I have places to go and people to see today. Today would be a good day for a casserole, wouldn't it? Nah...never mind~ I am fresh out of tater tots!