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?
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.