Monthly Archives: June 2010

Another Easy and Old Recipe

From a Prince macaroni cookbook, circa 1950s

Does Prince macaroni still exist?

Cavatelli and Beans

1 onion, clove of garlic, 2 tbsp olive oil,

1/2 cup fresh tomatoes, 1 can kidney beans,               1 lb. cavatelli

Brown onion and garlic in olive oil. Add tomatoes and strained beans.  Simmer 10 minutes. Add cooked cavatelli (looks like small shells). Sprinkle with parmesan.

You can substitute any kind of canned bean – garbanzo works well.  If you want a meat dish, brown 1/2 cup ground beef with onion and garlic.

Not a Bad Use of Bisquick

From a fraying and stained 1930s recipe book…

Nut Bars

2 cups of bisquick
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups nuts – walnuts or pecans

Mix all ingredients together making a thick batter. Bake in 13×9 greased pan at 350 degrees until light brown – about 20-25 minutes. Cut into bars. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.

I’ll Mature When I’m Dead

This one’s for you, Chris!

In the field of professional writing, the best job is screenwriter. Why? As the late William Shakespeare – who wrote Romeo and Juliet and Romeo and Juliet 2: The Rising – put it: ‘Dollars per word, baby.’

Best quote from Dave Barry’s latest book, I’ll Mature When I’m Dead.    Skip the rest – his columns were funnier – and shorter.