Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Friday Friend Recipe #114 --Mystery Surprise Cabbage


The perfect comfort food---for me.



My Friday Friend Cookbook Countdown #114!
(#willreallyfinishthissomeday)

Robbie's Mystery Surprise Cabbage

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!




Just three simple ingredients and some seasoning.  Robbie uses Greek Seasoning, and I sauté this in a little bit of butter and olive oil, because the bacon grease is a rarity around here.  Not that we don't fry  up some bacon, but keeping the grease in an old coffee can on the back of the stove like my grandma did?  No.

I know, I know...some of you are saying cabbage? Really?
But it's just so warm and good and comforting.
I want some now!







So... Robbie.  My Friday Night Friend.
This is her 2nd recipe in the Friday Friend cookbook countdown  (see  here) but I have her 'tagged' 4 times, because of our Friday Night dinners.
But if you look here, you will see our two trips with took together this year--2016-- where I have her under the tag "Friday NIGHT Friends" 

My Robbie story?
Robbie (Roberta) taught 1st grade for a long time at the elementary school where I was the librarian.  She loves kids and is very encouraging of them -- she was never a flashy teacher, but in the library when I was reading to classes, if the subject somehow came up of a favorite teacher...Mrs. Milton always, ALWAYS was mentioned.
She believed in their potential and their honesty...

....which is good since one time (on a Friday night) when we ate at their home,  our grandson Camron was with us, he was probably 5 at the time, (he is  now 14) and she had grilled some chicken--which she had marinated in a tequila lime sauce before hand.
Camron, knowing that he should be polite said--at the dinner table--Grandma, this tastes just a little bit gross.

He tempered it! He did.  He prefaced it with "little".  Just a little bit gross.  Not a lot gross, just a little.

Do you know what Robbie did?  She about fell off her chair laughing!
And that's why I love her. 
Kids can be kids can be kids around her and it's all okay-- no matter what.

Robbie is a traveler.  2 pictures of her in Paris a couple of years ago.
She is going again in July.  She loves the city!


Love that photo bomber!!

She must have gone in April 3 years ago -- when she turned 70!  (that's another reason I love her---she is ageless).
They celebrated her birthday in Paris.


And that's my Robbie Story!

114 down!
284 to go!


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