So I came across some of my Mom's recipes from her little box
where she originally kept them all.
This one stood out first to me. Not sure who she was writing it to,
or for, but I still make this about once a month.
(She must have written this in the 1960s since Johnny was born in 1956.)
This next one I would vote was Mom's favorite. She loved this over
vanilla ice-cream. I've never even tasted it since I never liked
chocolate, but I know she's had many requests for this recipe.
And I cannot think of my childhood without thinking of Mom's
enchiladas. I can still picture her making these on Saturday
afternoon so we'd have them to eat after church the next day. And
then years later she would often surprise all her married children by
delivering some to each of our homes.
Of all the pictures I took, WHY did I not take one of Mom standing
on my porch with her enchiladas.
Important note: I just realized she gave no baking instructions. Bake at 400' uncovered for 15-20 minutes.
And I think they are better with the green onions. Also, my personal favorite Enchilada sauce
with this is La Victoria red mild and my least favorite is Las Palmas.
I didn't realize until finding this recipe that it originally came from my Dad's sister Leonie!
Another chocolate recipe I didn't like, but I think my siblings did.
(I went through a phase thinking I was adopted.)
I'd often see a pan of these in our kitchen growing up.
This was a good one she would make for family potlucks:
I found this next one in her little recipe box, too. I don't know if she
ever made it since it was cut from a magazine, but I gave it a try a
few days ago. I loved the idea of just mixing this all together and
baking it the oven for 2 hours. (I didn't have any yogurt or cucumber and it needed 1/2 t salt.)
I never would have thought to mix lentils and split peas but I liked this combo,
and ate it for lunch 3 days in a row.
I just tried this one last night since I had a head of red lettuce. I really like this dressing! I didn't have
the almonds or mandarin oranges so I just made the traditional salad. But I will definitely be making
this dressing again. (I used rice vinegar because that's what I had.) I think I will make this for our
next neighborhood bookclub but this time with the nuts.