Sunday, March 29, 2009

Man, Am I Glad THAT'S Over!


For the past eternity, my Love and I have been putting her mother's recipes into a recipe site called Tastebook. We finally finished with all 115 recipes, only to realize that we are limited to 100. The hardest part was whittling down those 15 recipes that wouldn't make the cut. Would it be the Cinnamon Flop? No, that one is from my Love's great grandmother. What about one of the 10 fish recipes? Nope, they LOVE fish.

Now it's off to the presses. I'm so excited for her mother to see all of her recipes in print and in one place. No more searching for her favorites among little pieces of paper and recipe cards.

Here's one that I can't wait to make this summer!


German Potato Salad

Fry six slices bacon until crisp
Six potatoes - cook in bacon fat until yellow
¾ cup chopped onion

Mix:
2 tablespoons flour
add ¼ cup (or more) sugar
½ teasp celery seed
dash pepper

Gradually stir in ¾ cup water and ½ cup vinegar. Cook stirring until mixture boils and boil 1 minute. Pour over potatoes and bacon.

Yields: 6 servings

26 comments:

Hammer said...

So when can I buy it on Amazon?

I'm going to try that potato salad recipe. I'm tired of the mayo kind.

SkylersDad said...

What a great project!

Jude said...

How sweet is that! Your Love's Mother is going to love it and I'm going to copy that GPS recipe. Thank you.

Diane said...

what a cool gift!!

that recipe sounds delish!!

Dana said...

Hammer beat me to it! I think there might be an untapped market for the lesbian cookbook!

Mike Golch said...

my better half makes a simular recipie and that is a great treat for me.

phd in yogurtry said...

Talk about a labor of love! And this will be out in print? For real? Wow. That's fantastic.

Jeanne said...

Do you parboil the potatoes first, or just fry them from scratch?

BTW -- this recipe totally cracks me up -- it's like the definition of "southern cooking." Are you sure you didn't leave out the lard by mistake? (Parents from KY, I'm laughing with us, not at us.)

Rhea said...

What a great idea, to print up a custom-made cookbook!

Dianne said...

Will it be a Mom's Day gift? it's a fantastic thing to do

Cap'n Ergo "XL" Jinglebollocks said...

What about mixed drinks? Any catagories there??

Bond said...

Great idea....

I did come comfort food (for me that is ) today on MANGIA Y'ALL. Come sit and have a bite.

Scandalous Housewife said...

the book looks awesome, and I love the bowl of cherries on the cover!

Akelamalu said...

That's a great thing to do for your love's mother. I did a similar thing for my Dad. He had written his mother's (my grandmother) biography and everyone said what a great story it was, but I couldn't get it published for him through the normal routes. I published it myself on Lulu and the look on his face when I presented him with a copy just made me cry. :)

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

what a great idea

and i will be trying that potato salad. sounds yummy

Scarlet said...

Yum! Her mom will LOVE it!

That potato salad sounds awesome, btw! Let us know how it turns out.

Vodka Mom said...

This is SO not on the diet Bitchy gave me......

Christie said...

You had me at bacon.

Jormengrund said...

I love it when my mom makes this kind of potato salad.

Now if I could only convince her that we need to have some this weekend.....

*stomach grumbling*

Thanks for the reminder RLL!

fiwa said...

Ok, that is the coolest thing I have ever seen! Thank you so much for the link. I hope Peggy enjoys it. :)

Slyde said...

that is awesome!

are you selling it publicly, or was this just a private thing to give to her mom..

nitebyrd said...

That's a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Mmmmm .... German potato salad! YUM! Thanks.

Kimberly said...

What a sweet gift for a mom...nice also because you can give the same one to any relatives that love her cooking. Really special and thoughtful.

Melissa said...

Yum yum yum. I am making that potato salad! Great idea, the recipe book.

Lu' said...

What a great idea and thoughtful :)

barbie said...

i cannot wait to try this recipe! sounds delicious- thanks for posting it. enjoy your blog and i stop by once in awhile- thank you!