Come with me as I continue to countdown my Friday Friend Cookbook!
What is it, you may ask?
In a nutshell....
About 21 years ago, 50 of my closest friends and family, who had been on an
e-mail forum with me, sent in recipes in different categories and we compiled a cookbook.
I decided to count those down!
because one night I was looking thru the cookbook and I said, "I should make every recipe in here for my blog."
The Handyman, who thinks he knows me better than I know myself, said "you'll never EVER do that."
Well, maybe I will! Maybe I'll show him!
Which brings me to recipes #266, #267 and #268
Barb's "Helen's Cream Wafers, Chicken Tortilla Casserole and Spinach Parmesan"
These cookies are delightful. One of my son Luke's favorites.
We first had them when we went to spend New Year's with the Brown family, 25 or so years ago. We played board games and ate leftover Christmas cookies all weekend long.
It was a blast.
When I made these for the countdown, I made them for Valentine's day.
The Chicken tortilla casserole---
The Handyman liked it a lot. It was warm and cheesy, so what's not to like?
(forgive photo--that is melted cheese on top, but picture taken the next day, after it had been in the fridge. Don't judge--it's good.)
It was good. A creamed spinach with some onion and Parmesan cheese.
Look at all those cheese 'strings' in the pictures.
I do love a good creamed spinach with a bbq steak. (grilled steak I mean)
I have to confess--I might have run out of pictures of Barb. And stories.
I mean this is her 58th appearance in the countdown after all.
Let me see what I can come up with...
So, I guess that I wrote "so I guess" a lot back when I had the Friday Friend forum. LOL
(see my old forum texts/emails)
Anyway---Barb is a woman of many talents. She can:
recite Casey at the Bat (my favorite poem ever)
tie a cherry stem into a knot in her mouth
and jump on a pogo stick without using her hands!
She is amazing.
That's my story. The many talents of Barb.
(she can also quilt like no one's business!)
and this is how I know she can do those things---she's never actually showed me in real life. And we we finally DID have a reunion, we didn't have a talent show, dang it!
I'm making her do them all the next time I see her!
And these my friends are
recipes #266, 267 and 268
Only 99 left to go!
I can do it!
WOO HOO! I am below 100 recipes now. Yay! Yahoo! Whoopie!
Altho.... do you remember when I counted wrong before? I think I did it again.
I keep counting what I have left by recipe AND by person and it does not add up to 99-- it's more like 86.
Which would make me very happy, but for now....I'll stick to the 99 until it gets closer to the end and I'll recount what I have left.
I think next week I'll introduce you to my cousin Barb. (not to be confused with Barb the original cookbook typist. My cousin Barb has only 1 recipe entered, Barb Brown, FF Cookbook typist/editor blah blah, has a gazillion recipes in this countdown(