June 18, 2008

Fabulous Cookbooks (Thank you, Sparki and The Dean)!



This has to be the most entertaining mini-cookbook collection possible, and TLMM and I got all three in one day- thanks to Sparki and the Dean, who remembered us on our 2nd anniversary. From the Liberace recipe collection, I'll be making Flamboyant Flambe of Sirloin!


When it comes to Elvis, the decision was not as simple. For my first recipe, should I go all "traditional Elvis" and attempt the Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich? Should I stick to southern basics and make Sausage Spoon Bread? The last recipe in the book is for The Royal Wedding Cake, which was served at the wedding of Priscilla Beaulieu and Elis Presley on May 1, 1967. The cake consists of 6 tiers and the recipe has not been modified in any way and is 9 pages long. It serves 500, so I think I'll be the most popular girl on my block.


Finally, Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook. Look at Opie going to town on that pie! I'm thinking something simple like Thelma Lou's Finger Sandwiches or Snappy Lunch Pork Chop Sandwich. I think I'll have to sleep on it, all the choices I have are overwhelming.

The books are clever and funny, not to mention educational. I did not know that Liberace owned a restaurant in Vegas! The books are all so full of good food I don't know where to start. Sparki and the Dean- when you visit, I promise to let you choose a recipe from each and I'll cook for you...I can't wait...and the eggs.

3 comments:

bmoon said...

Sparki and the Dean - can't wait for Thelma Lou's finger sandwiches - you know us too well!!! Thanks for thinking of us.

JB said...

I am just a bit jealous...more than a bit....

Anonymous said...

You're very welcome! Conconalation on 2 blissful years.....


Sparki & you know who...