Recently I wrote about Grandma Willie Mae Smith's personal Pinterest. She had clip after clip of recipes she had cut out and shoved in folders and envelopes. I have pulled some of them to share with my readers. I have not tested these, but hopefully the names of these ladies from over fifty years back might be recognizable to some. In these troublesome days what better things to ruminate on than good old southern comfort food?
5 Cup Salad, Sara Modica,
4th Street, Bogalusa
1 cup sour cream, 1 cup crushed pineapple, 1 cup mandarin oranges, 1 cup angel flake coconut, 1 cup of miniature marshmallows
Combine crushed pineapple, mandarins, angle flake coconut and marshmallows in a bowl. Mix well add sour cream, mix together and let refrigerate overnight.
Baked Poisson Rouge,
Mrs. Herbert Travis, Rt. 1
Prepare red fish or other fish for baking, approximately six pounds, salt and pepper, and cut one stick of butter over fish after placing them in a foil-lined pan. Bake for 30 minutes on 450 degrees. Pour mixture below over fish while baking.
1 cup of celery, ½ cup green onions, ½ cup white onions, 1 clove garlic, 1cup olive oil, Juice of a lemon, 2 cans of tomatoes, 1 tbl of parsley
Aunt Ella's Cookies
1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of white sugar, 1 cup of shortening, 3 tbsp. sour milk, 1 tsp. soda, 2 eggs, 4 cups flour, 1 tsp. vanilla
Cream together sugars and shortening Add eggs. Mix soda with sour milk and add alternately to creamed mixture with flour. Add vanilla. Roll out on lightly floured board to about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with cooky cutter and place on greased baking sheet. Bake 6 to 9 minutes in 375 degree oven. Sprinkle with sugars before baking.
Shena Embry, Rt. 1
1 pt. vanilla ice cream, ¼ cup drained chopped maraschino cherries, 1/2/ cup crushed vanilla wafers (12) 1 Tsp. almond extract.
Scoop ice cream from package into mixing bowl; let stand while preparing remaining ingredients. Reserve 2 tablespoons crushed vanilla wafers for topping. Stir ice cream until softened but not melted. Blend cherries, wafers, and almond extract into cream. Quickly spoon into four ounce cups or molds. Sprinkle reserved crumble over top. Place filled cups directly on freezing surface or freezer. Decorate with whipped cream and additional cherries.
I think blueberries might be a good replacement to cherries for that last one. My mouth certainly watered while putting all this together. I have a stack of these I would like to periodically share with my readers. Nothing would put a smile on the faces of those matriarchal ancestors than to know their prize dishes are still in circulation. I hope you are able to share some smiles this week as we begin to wrap up another summer and head into fall.