Friday, November 19, 2010

Gladys Has Hell's Kitchen's Random Thoughts

It’s Friday and Fragments over at Mrs. 4’s Half Past Kissing time and I thought since it was the weekend before Thanksgiving I’d share some recipe’s with you. These are not just ANY recipe’s. They are from my dear departed mother’s, Nurse Meme, cache’ of recipes. When you finish cooking with me go on over to Mrs 4 and have a gander at the other Friday Fragmenters.

I feel I need to tell you she collected recipes from everyone and every where. I have a box that has scraps of paper with recipe’s written on the. Well sort of… What I mean is she would scribble down a few ingredients and then she would instantly know what it was when she saw it. Unfortunately I never learned her code.

I wanted to share some of these with you and then maybe we can decipher them. I will also try to decipher her or other’s handwriting and tell you what I think they are. Ready?

Yes that says:
Flour, beer, salt, tabasco beat and cover sit for 2 hours.  Now I'm not sure if you are supposed to sit for two hours after you have drank the beer thrown the salt over you shoulder, sipped the tabasco and then beat the flour or if you are supposed to mix these ingredients together and let them sit for 2 hours.  The big question what the hell was my mother making?
The next one is:

That says:
8 oz of cream cheese
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup of whipped cream - whipped.
Now if it's whipped cream why are you whipping it again?  Was it extraordinarily bad?  Maybe she meant whip all of the ingredients together and then do what?  Sit and eat it out of the bowl?  Did she wish for me to get "the sugar diabeetus"?  I ask you WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?

Time for a confession.  This MY handwriting from 5th grade.  I recognize it.  What in Sam Hill was I making? Oh and as you can see this nut didn't fall far from the tree Oh and what is marjine?  Is it something like margarine?  Do I let it sit in the frig or fridge?  Does it bake for 30 minutes or sit in the frig?  I am so confused!  I am amazed I was allowed any where near an oven!  .  
Alright move along nothing more to see here...
This says 2 Eagle Brand Milk
6-120 cans Orange Crush
1 crushed Pinapple
Strawberry Shasta

Whoa there Nelly!  6-120 cans of ORANGE CRUSH?  I hope there is more than 1 bathroom in the place.  And do you peel the pinapple before you crush it?  I am sure this is a punch for a Baby or Wedding shower but honestly what good sourthern woman would make a punch without lime, orange or pinapple sherbert in it?  I just wouldn't be fittin.
The next one was just too worn out to even try and scan so I will just have to share it with you by typing it.

2 Cans Eagle Brand Milk (yes we liked the canned milk in our house)
Pie Crust (this looks promising)
Sliced banana (okay, I'm still with ya)
Cool whip (I prefer real whipped cream but okay)
Boil 4 hours - put in pie crust cut banana over the top and finish with cool whip.

Wait if we boiled the cool whip for 4 hours along with the Eagle Brand Milk and the Pie crust and banana how are we going to separate out the banana, pie crust and cool whip after?  I'm confused. 


And Finally:
1 C Eagle Brand (Yes my family single handedly kept the company going)
3 Egg Yolks
1/2 Cup lemon juice
Beat egg whites put 1 tablespoon sugar per eggwhites and brown in oven.  Use graham cracker crust in the pie pan.

Ok where did the egg whites come from and what do I do with the rest of the ingredients? 

Anyone want to come to my house for pie?

Remember Thoughts become things so think good ones.


MommaSheesh said...

the 2 cans of eagle brand you boil for 4 hours, then scoop them into the pie crust(baked) then put the bananas and whipped cream on top -- that's the only one I remotely recognise

LisaPie said...

Gladys, oh girl, I have some of those same recipes! This is your lucky day.

The first one I don't know for sure, but I believe if you used self-rising flour would make a great batter for fried fish or like a tempura batter for vegetables or shrimp.

The the one from your own handwriting looks like a cookie dough recipe to me.

Then the one that has 2 cans of eagle brand and 6 12-oz cans orange crush and the Pineapple is a recipe to make a frozen ice cream type dessert. I think the strawberry shasta notation is a reminder for a substitution for flavor variation? The way I remember making this was 1 can eagle brand and 1 can (or maybe 2?) of grape soda. Mix well and pour in a loaf pan and freeze.

The Eagle brand, bananas and and whipped cream is a pie. Mommasheesh is exactly right. Only the way I do it is with a regular pie crust instead of the graham cracker crust (which would totally make it awesome and I am going to try it that way next time) then you line the crust with the sliced bananas all over. Boil the cans of Eagle brand completely submerged in lots of water for at least 2 hours and then let cool before you even dream of taking a can opener to those cans. Pour the newly-made caramel over the bananas and let cool. Cover with whipped cream. that is one of my all-time favorite desserts.

Thanks for sharing this little trip down memory lane with us!

Rachael said...

Oh my gosh that is hilarious! I think you should try them out and take some pictures, see what you come up with :-)

Anonymous said...

I laughed and laughed. Thnak you.

FreeFlying said...

Haha! Awesome! And thanks for the blog love the other day. You must have come from Saturday Sampling. Happy to have you and to find out about your blog!

Gladys said...

I am in awe of Momma Sheesh and Lisa Pie! Okay stay tuned because I have more of these. OH and I'll try and do a pictorial of me trying to make one of these intersting recipe's Ala-Pienear Woman. :)

Mrs4444 said...

I smiled all the way through these, Gladys. This is why I stopped asking for recipes and just started writing them down myself, as I watched the gmas in action :)

Anonymous said...

1 Beer Batter
2 Icing
3 cookies
4 sherbet
5 pie

old post I stumbled on but had to answer