My first recipes. Back in 1975 when I moved to Columbia. I found the box up in the attic inside a moving carton, along with my husband’s recipe cards. His were McCall’s and bought when he first moved to Columbia in 1977 (he learned to cook from them, in his new townhouse before I met him).
That budget casserole up in my cards? Made an appearance many nights for my two roommates and me. Just 1/2 pound of ground beef and one egg. Really cheap eats. Back when we couldn’t afford anything fancier.
I decided to pull out the cookie cards and make some of them for Christmas. Along with an old favorite. This one.
Which was on the menu tonight.
As for the cookies, check these out.
Shortbread. Crescents. Caramel-nut bars.
I still have spice cookies and toffee to make tomorrow, but this is a trip back in time. And, no, I didn’t succumb and use Crisco, even when the recipes called for it.
Any old memories being resurrected for your holiday?
I may be tempted to make that fudge too.