Time is whizzing on by. It seems like just last week was The Recipe Box Swap. If you've been reading my blog awhile, you know the drill. If you are new to my blog, here's the scoop. On the first Thursday of every month, Randi, at i have to say..., hosts The Recipe Box Swap on her blog. She puts up a Mr.Linky which everyone participating can sign, adding their own blog to the list. It's a great way to share recipes, and to see new blogs!
The theme this month is bbq'ing. We're sharing recipes of something served at a bbq.
As a young newlywed, I purchased a small spiral bound cookbook titled Miriam B. Loo's Family Favorites Cookbook. I have been preparing dishes from this book for thirty years. The cover, as well as the pages, is indicative of what a messy cook I am.
I was working at Frito Lay in Dallas at the time, in their accounts payables department. I tell you, women in offices are easy targets when you have something to sell. Someone was always bringing in some colorful brochure of goodies their kid was selling for school or Scouts. As I recall, that's how I came to purchase my little Miriam B. Loo book. It has served me well over the years. I hope you try the recipe I'm sharing!
Cucumbers In Sour Cream
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1/8 tsp white pepper (black will do as well)
- Minced parsley
Toss cucumbers with salt; cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
Combine sour cream, lemon juice, onion, sugar and pepper; blend well.
Reserve 1/4 cup of mixture for garnish.
Combine cucumbers with remaining sour cream mixture.
Refrigerate until well chilled or about 2 hours.
To serve: Arrage cucumber slices on bed of salad greens; top with small mound of reserved sour cream mixture and sprinkle with minced parsley.
The internet is a great source for finding new recipes, but there's something special about a well worn cookbook, passed down through the family. I'll likely pass this one down to my daughter someday. I can hear her now,
"Ooh, Mom. It's got gross stuff stuck on the cover! ".
The righteous man walks in his integrity; blessed (happy, fortunate, enviable) are his children after him.