Sunday, March 25, 2012

Classic Cookery: Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice with Venison
I'm constantly amazed how similar my resident dragon's upbringing was with mine, especially since we grew up 800 miles apart.  I was reminded of the similarities this week as the RD went looking for a recipe for what he called "Spanish Rice."  Having had his mother's Spanish Rice before, I remembered that my mother had also prepared it.  So, off I went in search of mother's recipe.  Three recipe boxes later, I stumbled across it labeled as "Texas Hash."

Monday, March 19, 2012

Classic Cookery: Plantation Casserole

Locally produced cookbooks have long been the mainstay of small-town fundraising efforts.  They are wonderful souvenirs and mementos because they often provide a "snapshot" of the community at a point in time.  I was integrating my late aunt's cookbooks into my own collection when I ran across one produced in my county sometime in the 1960s or 1970s.  I'm not sure which organization produced it, but I recognize a number of contributors from my youth.