ON THE BACK BURNER

May 6

I bought another cookbook. I couldn't help myself. The pictures were so beautiful. Now that it has come, I feel vindicated. The recipes make me hungry and ready to cook. Today, I will fix the first of the dishes that caught my attention. For it, I needed to go to the grocery store and select 24 small Yukon gold potatoes. I counted them by two's, so it didn't take that long. I'll be really disappointed if the finished product doesn't taste as good as the photograph. I hate to waste time counting potatoes . I'm ready to clear out some of my old CB's. I have some that the contents don't appeal to me anymore. One book that I will never part with is one I bought for myself before I even married. It's "The Original Picayune Creole Cook Book". It cost $1.50 when it was published in 1942. The last chapter has menus for the kind of meals that we never had in our house. Theses menus can be varied the book tells me. It suggests that if peaches are too dear, you can use bananas at 5cents a lb. An economical meal for breakfast would include:Peaches and cream,Ragout of Mutton, small hominy,cornmeal cakes,Louisiana syrup , Cafe au lait and the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper. I'd skip some of the items, like the mutton, and unfortunately , the Times Picayune is no longer being published. Maybe I'll just save the book as an antique. Mutton? Does anyone do mutton anymore. That's just an old lamb chop, isn't it.?

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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That lavender sounds very nice!

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