Thursday, November 8, 2007

Who Left The Book in my Door?

Yesterday I opened the front door to go outside and someone has slipped a book in between the 2 doors. It was brand new, still in the shrink wrap seal. There was no mailing label on it - so it didn't come from the postman. And nowhere was my name on it so it's very puzzling.

The name of the book is "The Church Supper Cookbook." I don't recall it ever being mentioned at our church (and our church wouldn't hand deliver something like that as a gift...they'd set it out in the lobby for the taking.)

So where did it come from??

Anyway ~ I opened it up and started perusing the recipes. Egad! Every recipe is a dieter's worst nightmare! Oil, sour cream, sugar, butter..... No wonder pot luck dishes at church taste so darn good!

The thing is here...I don't think I'll ever make anything from it. How could I in good conscience? How's that for irony - a church cookbook loaded with guilt!

I'm still puzzled though...about where it came from. I'm sure the mystery will solve itself eventually.

In the meantime...speaking of recipes....I read one on Hungry Girl a few weeks back about french fries made from butternut squash. It sounded very intriguing. Has anyone tried this? I'm almost thinking it might be a good way to get my grandson to eat some veggies. And frankly...I need a little variety in that department too. I love squash & sweet potatoes....but unfortunately I like to cook them with butter & brown sugar. Not such a good idea. Does anyone else have any suggestions?


Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

That is a really odd story.

A while back, I gave away all the cookbooks I owned that I decided I wouldn't use again. It was such a relief to be rid of that clutter.

honib1 said...

you could do your sweet potatos.. in promise spread and splenda brown sugar.. either the mix or the solid splenda brown sugar, saw the squash recipe too have not done it yet..