She served it at their New Year’s Eve Party Saturday night.
I sent a text to thank her for the nice time and she texted back and invited me to come up around 4, bring an empty container, fill up! I took up a quart jar but she had a couple of gallons.
When I got there, I was in awe of the huge pot she made it in. She was in the midst of major clean up from the party. Steve and I ate the warm penne and sweet sausage she sent home along with some stew. Thanks for sharing your leftovers.
I’d never even heard of Hopkins County Stew from Texas.
Turns out there’s a big festival in Sulphur Springs Texas (the fourth Saturday of October) and here is an excerpt from their webpage
“The cooking competition began in 1969, but the roots of the dish date from the late 1800s, The county had approximately 100 schools back then and it became customary to celebrate the end of each school year with stew suppers that were cooked in iron pots over open hardwood fires.
There were no recipes. Families just brought what they had and threw it in the pot. The meat most likely was squirrel, and typically the most dominant vegetables were potatoes, onions, corn and tomatoes.
There is still no authentic recipe for Hopkins County Stew. For the annual cook-off, contestants may use chicken or beef (no squirrel) and there are separate prizes for the best stew with each meat.”
Here is another link to a recipe I will have to ask Susanne which one she used. The ones listed above (potatoes, onions, corn and tomatoes) are still the dominant ingredients.
For the Recipe click Aunt Rhea’s Lebkuchen Recipe. She’ll celebrate her birthday Monday.
I mailed it to Aunt Rhea’s son, my cousin Chris.
I hope it tastes familiar. Love.
Five years ago I received unexpected mail from quilter Colleen. Today I found it in my cloth napkin basket and pulled it out to set my hot lemonade and honey mug on top. Feeling festive! Added a couple of Nurnberger Lebkuchen. A hot drink helps when the temperature drops to single digits.
My DIL introduced me to her Instant Pot last night. Says they’re really the latest trend.
I’d never heard of it.
An extreme pressure cooker which lets off lots of steam when finished.
She threw 3 ingredients in the pot and six minutes later it was complete. Even the dried penne and FROZEN meatballs.
They returned from swim practice and I’ve been here when the family is eating really late cause they get home and have to make dinner. Not last night. We were dining at 7:30 which was like a magic trick!
There’s a porridge setting and you can make yogurt or a cheesecake
or homemade ricotta. Thousands of people have joined an Instant pot group
I made fresh cranberry relish for Thanksgiving in New York City then realized I wanted to eat it again. This recipe makes about 6 cups.
A pound of cranberries,rinsed and drained
two Granny Smiths, quartered and cored
two navel oranges cut up
1 cup of sugar
pulse ingredients, one at a time not to mush or purée -chopped up, coarsely
mix together in large bowl. Add sugar
Thanks to my neighbor for giving me the arugula.
Steve brought home the olives and fresh pasta. A recipe from the excellent chef Anna Flevola formerly of La Cucina Flegrea. Garlic, olive oil, a bit of red onion, pine nuts, walnuts, raisins, red pepper flakes and a ladle of pasta water -topped with the rocket/arugula and freshly grated Parmesan.
Ready to serve
This should be photo four but having WP posting issue w photos tonight
(baked by my SIL Carolee)
Five years ago I tried to create a recipe blog from my grandmother’s wooden recipe box and my mother’s recipe cards. I’d forgotten all about it until today when I got a notice from WordPress. Try this link to the blog A friend wrote she had trouble
getting to it
I didn’t stick with this blog for very long.
There were SIX followers. Throwback seemed as if the recipes weren’t really relevant nowadays.
It stopped seeming like such a cool idea.
But today I got a notice “Your stats are BOOMING!” On the Throwback Recipes blog. Rhubarb Cake recipe and the home page
And 65 hits (that’s booming after zero) are from El Salvador, 2 are from United States and 1 from Australia. And in just ONE hour.
So thought I would share about my abandoned blog that got rediscovered today.
Did you ever start a blog and abandon it?
It’s always nice to receive those notices from WordPress.
Here is the Chocolate Pound Cake recipe my mother made