Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Best Recipe

It is well-known in my family that my mom was not a cook. She cooked, but her repertoire consisted of "Nana beans" (canned green beans that were heated up so long that they fell apart), chicken pie (that was constructed of chunky chicken soup and canned refrigerator biscuits), and of course, the annual burnt rolls at Thanksgiving -- literally EVERY year. I recognize that she did the best she could. Music was her passion and her focus, and meals? Well, Kraft macaroni and cheese in the blue box was always a good option.

So when I found an old wooden recipe box of hers from the 1940s, the girls and I discovered the following recipe.


Take two (2) medium sized elephants and two rabbits. Dice the elephants into small pieces and place in large pots. Cover with enough water to make a thick gravy. Cook for three (3) weeks at 400 degrees over a kerosene fire. Add water as needed. This should serve about 3500 people. Only if you run short, add the two rabbits. Do this only if necessary, as most people do not like hare in their stew.


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