A number of years ago..probably about five, my cousins collected recipes to compile a family cookbook. There is a yellow bulging folder full, they make for interesting reading. I like to read recipes. I have a collection of cookbooks, just because I like to read them.
I bought a Cookbook program to load on my Laptop. Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook Software. Slowly..and I do mean slowly I am getting them entered into the software. Proof reading as I go..it is amazing the number of recipes that say “bake until done” ( For us non cooks..that could mean 10 minutes or 50..what is it..please tell me a ballpark number). I have added a few notes here and there, and a few smart remarks..culling out the doubles..wading through the better cooks and their recipes wondering when in my life I will ever bundle herbs together and lay them on a piece of lamb..can you even buy Lamb in town?
I am trying to recall why I am in charge of this project. Then I recall I cannot sew..I had to contribute something to the group…I am a fairly good organizer..I am a piss poor typist..but I am a good reader..and I have not yet contributed a recipe to the cookbook effort. I am waiting to see what is needed to round out the book.
Hopefully it will be ready to be printed sometime this summer. Perhaps we can sell some of them at the annual picnic in August.
In the instructions it says you should be able to enter 200 recipes in about five hours..they must be typing maniacs.
Here is the best recipe so far:
Justin’s Favorite Russian Cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 pint sour cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 package frozen raspberries
Cook sugar, cream and gelatin until gelatin is dissolved. Do not boil. Add vanilla and sour cream to the cream mixture. Beat with mixer for 8 minutes. Pour into dessert cups and refrigerate to set. Top with raspberries before serving.
If this wasn’t already named..for a Grandson who loves his Grandma’s recipe it could be called heaven on a spoon. So far this recipe has shown up twice..thanks to Cindy and Mary..if anyone of my cousins wants to stop by and type for a few hours..you are always welcome:)
My Grandfather Y and some of his great grandchildren. I believe this was taken during the summer of 1976.