I asked my mom to get some things together for me, and she presented me with the pile you see pictured above. To put it mildly, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I've already called my mom three times to ask questions about the recipes and clarify things, and I'm more overwhelmed and confused than ever! "Where are the pierogies?" I asked. Her reply? "In that spiral bound book, only I don't do them that way." "What about caraway seed soup?" "That should be in an envelope." To get this right, we're going to need to sit down and do this together with everything in one place!
Just to give you a taste of what's to come, this is a recipe for barbecue sauce, written by my Aunt Betty:
Fry onions and celery in some grease. Chip the beef into it. Add catsup and worcestershire sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper.
But, my mom says, this isn't the GOOD recipe for barbeque sauce. That's in the green cookbook which she didn't give me. So stay tuned. Someday I may actually get this all straightened out!