Thus... a cookbook is in the works, tentatively titled:
From the Recipe Box(es)of Barbara Ann Jones Morlock
Transcribed, Translated, Annotated and Greatly Appreciated
by Leslie Meredith Morlock Spiller,
Who Learned Everything She Needed to Know
About Life and Cooking
From Her Mom
(Who Knew Everything About Everything,
And Reminded Her of the Same Frequently)
I'm already 50 pages into the bugger, and am only 2/3 of the way through the first recipe box. I'm thinking this will be a Christmas gift for everyone in my family. And I might offer it to friends for free if they make a $10 donation to their favorite charity first.
Here's a little excerpt from the Forward (as it stands at the moment; it's subject to change):
"Mom’s cooking was a product of the convenience era, and she favored comfort food. If a main dish didn’t have at least one of the following, it probably wasn’t worth making: real butter, cheese, bacon, sausage, kielbasa, sour cream, mushrooms, cream of mushroom, chicken and/or celery soup, mayonnaise, Lipton’s Onion Soup mix and Pepperidge Farm herbed stuffing mix, with bonus points for any combination of the foregoing. That is to say, if you’re counting calories or cholesterol, put this book down and walk away now. If you want to toss caloric caution to the wind, I guarantee you’ll find good stuff here."Whaddaya think?
On the heels of all this, I swiped this little excerpt from Wife Swap from my ex-sister-in-law:
A kid after my own heart!