All ready to go in the oven!
My Friday Friend Cookbook Countdown #112!
Theda's Happy Hour Mushrooms
and you know all the whys and wherefores of this countdown, right? Homemade cookbook, friends contributed, Handyman said I couldn't/wouldn't do it, I'll show him, yadda yadda yadda....
...and the rest is cookbook history!
This is not Theda--It's her granddaughter Zoey. Theda is there behind Zoey, on the left.
When I first saw this photo, I was wondering what in the world are they doing letting Zoey sit by herself in a restaurant in New York City?!
Then it dawned on me---it's a mirror.
Theda is of course, my oldest friend.
I mean time-wise, not age-wise.
Sheesh I can start naming older ones if you want....
My old friend Theda just took a trip to New York with her husband, John, daughter Sarah and granddaughter Zoey.
I have been to New York, but not with Theda.
These are the places Theda and I have traveled to together:
Wallow Lake, Oregon. (a few times when we were 17, 18 and then again when we were 48ish and 50ish)
Othello, Washington (we skipped school when we were in high school and drove up to Othello, about 40 miles away. To look for boys)
The Pot Holes, Washington (this is some obscure fishing place. Theda drove her little green pinto and it was dark out when we got there. I don't remember why we went there or who we met there. It probably had something to do with boys. I'm just saying. I do remember driving home and Theda had her left leg tucked up under here while she drove. We were 17. We can't tuck our legs like that anymore)
Sacajawea State Park, Washington ( we skipped work for this trip! We both worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken and we called in and Theda gave this excuse--her mom dropped us off and then took her uncle to go pick up his false teeth and she isn't back yet. HOW CAN YOU ARGUE with a good excuse like that one? We were meeting, um, BOYS. But---our boss drove out to get us. sigh. )
Reno, Nevada ( 11 years ago we met in Reno for a girls weekend. We took a cooking class and went to an author lecture. So much fun! why haven't we done it again?)
We might have taken a trip to Spokane, Washington.
But never to New York together.
The closest we come to being "together" in New York is
1) she ate at Juniors
2) I have a Juniors cookbook and made their original cheesecake.
I really hope Theda had the cheesecake while she was there.
My cheesecake looked like this:
(it was perfect! Just like Juniors!)
This is Theda's 13th appearance in the FF Cookbook.
I think she and I need another travel adventure!
In the next one, we won't be calling in sick to work or skipping school, NOR will we be looking for boys.
Because we already have these two...
Such discussion going on about the grill!
Food artisans at work perhaps?
Whatever they are doing---they are keepers.
That's my Theda story.