Church Cookbooks: Page 11 | Eastern North Carolina Now

Ladies Cooking

    Many small rural churches raise money by printing and selling cookbooks. My cousins published Cousins Cookbook for such a purpose and sold 2000 copies.

    Many recipes were off food boxes or from their notebooks.

    Nothing fancy, just food for large farm families with standard non-healthy ingredients.

    I remember visits to the farms and us kids catching chickens and watching the ladies "process" them. Sometimes we would fish and "process" them ourselves. Boys love this stuff.

    I inherited the book and keep it for memories of the older folks now passed who signed the recipes and wrote the introduction about family and religion and the church.

    The book has little value but the memories are priceless.
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( July 2nd, 2015 @ 1:27 pm )
My Mom would substitute strange ingredients into recipes. Pineapple might be peaches and cream cheese might be cheese. She did not waste left overs when vegetable soup was a possibility. Mystery soup. Kind of like Granny Hill Billy possum soup.
( July 2nd, 2015 @ 12:29 pm )
Here is an old family recipe for an In Sink Sandwich
1 Very Ripe Tomato
2 pieces of White Bread
Salt and Pepper
A bunch of Mayonnaise
Preparation: Slice the tomato very thick, slather on the bunch of mayo on both pieces of the bread. Lay the bread on a plate mayo side up. Place the sliced tomato on each slice of bread. Salt and pepper until you heart is content.
Carefully put the two sides together on the kitchen counter next to the sink.
Pick up the resulting sandwich and eat it over the sink so the juices donít run down your arm.
Hence, the In Sink Sandwich
( July 1st, 2015 @ 1:40 pm )
That's about the same for an Italian family. Mom always cooked plenty and we would say when is Pharaoh's Army suppose to arrive?
( July 1st, 2015 @ 1:31 pm )
Page 12 will be available soon then other pages. Stan is working on the technology.
You notice some are for 10 people. That is a small family in North Alabama.
( July 1st, 2015 @ 1:21 pm )
I assume there is a Chitterlings recipe coming down the pike.
( June 22nd, 2015 @ 5:14 pm )
The old rule for church attendance is "feature children and a covered dish dinner and the crowd will come and be happy!"

I often called them "Eatin Meetins" . . .They will endure a short sermon if you keep your priorities right and the smell of food does not waft into the Sanctuary . . .Growling stomachs drown out any Amens . . .

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