This is a collection of my recipes. Many are quite old, and have been handed down through generations of my very Southern family. There are others that I have collected over decades of cooking. The purpose of this blog is to preserve and pass them on to the younger generations of my family, and to share with old and new friends. You are welcome and appreciated here. I hope you will join my blog, and visit often! Click JOIN THIS SITE below to join this group of friends who love food!
I love my followers! Join us, and I will follow back! Making new friends is so much fun!
I was thinking about my Aunt Gladys today. She was my Grandmother's sister. My Grandmother raised me, and Aunt Gladys was like a grandmother to me. In the 1940's and 1950's, on the last day of school, her car would be in the driveway when I got off the school bus. She and I would head for her home, where I would spend the entire summer. What a glorious time I had with her!! We would shop at Rich's and Davison's in downtown Atlanta for hours on end...until my skinny little legs wouldn't take me another step. The next day, I knew what was coming..."Patsy, I don't think I want any of these things"...so off we would go to Atlanta to return them. She took me to the movies, the swimming pool, church...anywhere I wanted to go. When I was a teenager, she would arrange for me to meet some nice young men from well-to-do families...she picked some really cute ones! It was at her house that I began my culinary love affair with asparagus...yum! She made me sweet iced tea mixed half and half with pineapple juice...60 years later, I still love it... and we call it an "Aunt Gladys"...she was decades ahead of "Arnold Palmer" ;) Also, she never failed to make this congealed salad for me...I thought it was divine...and still enjoy eating it. Such sweet memories of such a sweet and special aunt! Thank you, Aunt Gladys...I hope I said that often enough while you were still here...but I do hope God doesn't have to go shopping with you. I would love to go with you again, though. :)
1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese
1 pkg. (3 oz.) lime Jello
1 3/4 c. boiling water
1 can #2 crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Thoroughly blend cream cheese and Jello. Add boiling water. Stir until cheese mixture is completely melted. Chill until cool. Stir in pineapple and nuts. Chill again until set. Serve on beds of lettuce or make in a Jell-O mold, if desired.