Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Nostalgia Foods and Nutty Pups
The wonderful staff at the Fox River Grove Memorial Library made this sign for my program last night and they were kind enough to make me a copy. I had so much fun talking about the history of Moon Pies, Snoballs, Googoos, S'mores and Mallomars. That audience was wonderful - great stories and comments. Great fun!
I have a few more frankfurter art recipes from the Barbecues and Picnics book:
Broil franks to suit yourself. Serve in hot toasted buns spread with chunk-style peanut butter. Great when made with Frank Wrap-ups. Pass pickle relish. (and Pepto Bismol)
Sloppy Joe Franks "Youngsters like this as is. Grownups dash in more hot pepper sauce." (Why? Does it taste bad?)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound 8 - 10 frankfurters, cut in thirds
1 can condensed tomato-rice soup
1/3 cup water
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons bottled steak sauce
1 tsp. prepared mustard
4 drops bottled hot pepper sauce
Coney buns, toasted, buttered
Melt butter in skillet over coals. Add onion; cook till soft. Add remaining ingredients. Let bubble slowly without covering, about 15 minutes or till sauce is nice and thick. Stir once in a while near end of cooking. Ladle into buns. Makes 8 - 10.
Tonight I have one of my favorite teen programs of the year - CSI with Michael A. Black and Dave Case. Both men are police officers and authors. They do a crime scene for my teens which is always fun.