Remember dinner clubs? They were quite popular in St. Louis (my home town) in the 70s and 80s, and a terrific way for great friends to gather and share the workload of fixing dinner. And, oh my, the fun we had in challenging each other with themes and dishes we would never have attempted if it weren’t for the group effort.
You guessed it! I am once again part of a wonderful group of foodies who are rediscovering adventures in food and the camaraderie that develops over tasting new morsels. We have tackled French (of course!), traditional Easter dinner, White House State Dinner, 1904 World’s Fair, and soon to be the 50s. With over 250 cookbooks in my stash, I have great resources to research as well as my handwritten recipes cards from way back.
It was during one of those searches that I ran across this old favorite. The recipe card is tattered with a blob in the corner that was probably created when I handled the card with butter on my fingers. Haven’t tried it in years, but was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Part of the goodness, I think, was probably remembering the good times when I made them in St. Louis, and the friends I don’t see often but dearly love and treasure despite the miles apart.
I bet you, too, have some old recipes that you haven’t tried in years. Pull them out! They might need a bit of updating, but I bet the making of something you haven’t tried in years will bring a smile to your face, too.