Food for Friday

Being Dead Is No Excuse – how is that for a book title?  First released in 2005, it has since been a constant favorite among book lovers and food lovers alike.  Combining Southern life and death with appropriate recipes, it’s an entertaining read on all levels!

Each chapter addresses a Southern ritual, such as dying tastefully and the competition between local churches, and includes several recipes to suit each happenstance.  From Chapter 5, Comfort Foods:  There Is a Balm in Campbell’s Soup, I’d recommend “Broccoli Squares,” and not just because the recipe only takes up one page ~ it sounds delicious, and I want to know where you buy square broccoli?  Whole Foods?

Broccoli Squares285030 Being Dead Is No Excuse

2 c cooked broccoli, mashed
1 c Kraft mayonnaise
1 c evaporated milk
3 eggs, well beaten
1 T butter
1 t flour
1/2 t salt
Tabasco to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients together.  Pour into a lightly buttered 8-inch square pan.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Serves eight.

Easy and delicious – and the kind of recipe you just might take a notion to top with some crushed corn flakes and shredded cheddar-jack cheese….

Hope you find an excuse to cook up something easy and delicious for your living ones this weekend!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Oops, forgot to add C = cup; T = tablespoon; t = tablespoon.

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