~ Mary ~
Patty’s Pickles got me running down memory lane. Remember Country Style Chicken Bake? Judging from the dirt on the recipe card I’d say I made it a bazillion times but maybe none of you does remember because we all ate like wild animals and were worried we wouldn’t get seconds. Remember Patty’s rule “….after second helpings you can have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches” Kevin took her up on it EVERY night!
Pop Up Pizza Casserole – I made it in the big broiler pan and we’d leave the oven light on so we could watch it rise. I re-visited this one when I was opening the store and I’m here to tell you – it ain’t so great – the five star rating – not sure why – maybe it was the magic of that broiler pan and when I tried to re-create it – it just didn’t work in a cake pan. John coined the name “Farm Favorite” after eating this one, now when he doesn’t care for something I’ve made he kindly asks “Is this a Farm Favorite” then I call him names 😉
Let’s be leinient on the spelling in these recipes the time was circa 1980 and I was NOT a great student and hated reading – to Patty’s constant consternation! Remember “Quiet Time” in the summer!? Reading was always a big part of that.
Taco Roll Ups took a lot of concentration for me because the dough/crust had to be rolled up – hot topping spread across the top then rolled up like cinnamon rolls and put on a sheet pan before it got too hot to handle. It surely was a MESS MAKER! Katy remembers WELL Patty’s other rule (just to be clear Patty had WAY more than two rules) whoever made dinner the other one had to do the dishes. This may seem to you like there were only two kids in the house – right? HA! There were only two GIRLS in this household where chauvinism reigned supreme. It can still be a tender topic so I’ll tread lightly – but do remind me to share with you the internal BLOW OUT I had the day Sean’s foot could touch the gas pedal on the tractor.
How about you guys – fond childhood food memories? I’d love to hear them.
Patty’s Hungarian Goulash anyone?