Saturday, April 07, 2007

While looking for a recipe....

I leafed through a cookbook my mom gave me several months ago. I'm looking for a good brownie recipe to use for tomorrow. The cookbook she gave me is a collection of recipes from members of her church in small town southwest Missouri. Some of the best cookbooks I've found are ones from churches. Some observations from my look at this cookbook...
  • There are five recipes for green bean casserole. They're nearly identical, and none of them has any variation from the Campbell's cream of mushroom can recipe.
  • There's a recipe for something called Korean Tempera. Are they aware that "tempera" is paint? That doesn't sound very appetizing....
  • My mom has an original recipe in it, one that I have to call her for everytime I want to make it, because I never remember where I write it down. Maybe that's why she gave me the cookbook.
  • In the front of the cookbook is a page entitled "ABC's of Becoming a Christian." Admit, Believe, and Confess. There you have it, folks. Simple as pie. I wondered why they put that in there. I thought maybe it's because food tastes better when a "Christian" makes it. But then I saw the recipe for Died and Gone to Heaven Peach Pie. The ABC's must be there to make sure your pie sends folks to the right place. Or maybe they're there to help those who eat the So Sinful Southern Coconut Cake.
  • There is a good brownie recipe in it. By good I mean one that doesn't require ingredients I don't already have at home.
Stop by tomorrow. Brownies for everyone....

3 comments:

PPB said...

Why are you making brownies?

Linda said...

I made them to take to lunch today. Some of the LGBT group at church had a potluck at the home of a couple in the group. Much fun. A glass of wine at lunch, though, means I'm very sleepy right now.

Brownies were only so-so....

Cindy said...

Oh, man. Give me directions!

(and, Happy Easter.)