Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Friday Friend Recipe #82 -- Carrot Casserole



Friday Friend Recipe #82-- Carrot Casserole
Making my way thru my Friday Friend Cookbook, one recipe at a time.
What is the Friday Friend cookbook: I have about 50 of my closest friends and family on an e-mail forum which I called the Friday Friends (from all over the county). At first, most of them didn't know each other, (they knew me) but over the past 15 years, we've answered and shared silly--and serious---questions, exchanged Secret Santa Christmas gifts, had a dieting contest in which we paid a $1 a week and that money went to a scholarship fund for a Friday Friends son's memorial scholarship, and we went on a great vacation for my 52 birthday.

AND, we contributed recipes for a cookbook.

I was looking at the cookbook the other night and I said, "I should make every recipe in here for my blog."
The Handyman--who knows me better than I know myself (this happened to be a question on the Friday Friend forum once---does your spouse/partner know you better than you know yourself?)--said,  "you'll never, EVER do that."

WELL---maybe I'll show him!  Maybe I will.

Which brings me to this... recipe #82

Barbara's
Carrot Casserole



What can one say about carrot casserole?
If you like carrots, you'll like this.

It was sweet, because carrots are sweet. 
And it's pretty.
Look how pretty it is on the plate.

This is similar to a souffle` or an escalloped something. 
It's a great side dish!


Carrot Casserole
FF Barbara Brown
Buckeye, AZ

Boil and mash 8 large carrots. Saute one chopped onion in 1/4 lb butter.  Add 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup milk, and salt and pepper to taste.  Mix with carrots.
Melt 1/4 lb butter. Crush 1/4 pkg saltines.  Mix  together and sprinkle on top of carrots.
Bake 1/2 hour at 350 degrees.





My Friday Friend Story:
Once when we were visiting Barb and her husband Doug, in Visalia, CA, we got tired of playing board games.
See... Barb and The Handyman are dreaming of something else.
(and I was sporting some crazy sun-glasses back in the day)



So, we decided to go see the Big Trees in Sequoia National Park.





The trees are very tall. 
Taller than Barb's husband, Doug.
(yes, I know he is not officially the Friday Friend, but he is close)





We decided to walk up this crazy high mountain.
I don't know if you can see the warning sign behind Mark's (that's my baby) head in the picture below, but it says WARNING! This is one big hike!
The view atop Moro Rock is one of the most spectacular in the Sierra -- the Great Western Divide dominates the eastern horizon. These high-elevation barren mountains can seem dark and ominous, even though snow caps the ridgeline throughout the year. The cliffs appear towering and steep, and with some peaks over 13,000 feet, they are only slightly below the summit of Mount Whitney (14,505 ft.), which is obscured from view. The climb to the top of the Rock takes you up hundreds of stairs, so pace yourself. The summit offers a narrow, fenced plateau with endless views. During a full moon, the mountain peaks shimmer like silver.
 


We did it!
(remember my description of hiking in my last post?  Although this is not hiking, but climbing up stairs. Still.... )



I am basically afraid of falling off a cliff, so this was a big deal for me. 

Then we  had to do the group photo shot.


And for some reason, we had to rearrange ourselves.
That's what Barb does. 
Barb and Doug-- most everything is a game.
And it's fun!




I just had to snap this photo.
Barb is standing exactly like the lady in front of her (well, and to the left a bit)
It struck me as funny.





And that is the 82nd recipe in the Friday Friend Cookbook Countdown.
Whew!
I better up the game and post more, cook more, post more, cook more... it's never ending. 
I am estimating there are around 500 recipes in here.
I am usually wrong in math.  
We'll see.

Until next time.... that is my Friday Friend story and I'm sticking to it.



1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Yikes, climbing up that mountain would terrify me. I like carrots so I'd probably like the recipe.

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