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.?