Friday, July 17, 2009
Gone With the Wind Cookbook
Tonight we have a family game night at our fellowship building at church. The theme tonight is Southern Foods. I'm taking my mother-in-law's Southern Baked Beans and Chicken and Dumplings. I was going to make a Red Velvet Cake, but we usually have more than enough desserts.
I chose one of my southern-flavored cookbooks to review for today. It's a little cookbook that I got one Christmas from Mom and Dad who know how much I love Gone With the Wind. Our cookbook today is called The Gone With The Wind Cookbook , published in 1991 by Abbeville Press, Inc. and its ISBN is 1-55859-370-5. The book is as petite as "Prissy" in size-only 74 pages, but the recipes inside are robust in flavor like Mammy's personality. There's Cracklin' Bread, Peanut Stuffing and Crab and Okra Gumbo! These are recipes not for the "faint of heart" in fact, many of the belles in the story may not have been able to withstand the bold, delicious flavors of these Southern dishes without fainting!
Just as the entree section is full of spicy, bold tastes, the dessert section is also out to impress: Melanie's Sweet Potato Pie; Georgia Pecan Trifle; and Coconut Cream Pie are among my favorites. This cookbook is like a like a Southern breeze, warm and enveloping. It's just full of good recipes for family, and most of the recipes are fancy enough to break out the good china for company. Y'all take a look at this one-you won't be sorry!
Our sample recipe:
P. 44 Apple Scallop
1 C flour
1/4 C brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 C butter or margarine
1/4 C finely chopped nuts
4 C sliced apples
cinnamon and nutmeg
Mix flour and sugar; cut in butter w/ two knives or pastry blender. Add nuts. Place apples in greased baking dish; sprinkle w/ cinnamon and nutmeg; cover w/ flour mixture. Bake at 375 degree oven for 45 min. or until apples are tender. Serve with cream. Makes 6 servings.
I will be joining Momtrends and GroceryCartChallenge and DesignsbyGollum for the recipe swaps today.