ROSIE!!!! So sorry I forgot to give you a shout out this morning, my friend! Rosie and I used to sing together, and then she realized how big my teeth were, and how many notes I missed, and she MOVED to the other side of the city.
Miss you, Rosie!!!
If you're too young to remember Gracie Allen, shame on you. Not for being young, but for not realizing that hysterically funny (without swearing, being overtly insulting or over-sexed oinkers) people have graced God's Third Rock from the Sun for a long time!
Here's George and Gracie:
And here's Gracie's recipe for a perfect roast, every time!
Gracie Allen's Classic Recipe for Roast Beef
1 large Roast of beef
1 small Roast of beef
Take the two roasts and put them in the oven.
When the little one burns, the big one is done.
Now THAT'S easy-peasy!
How 'bout this story?
The woman who buys her Easter ham at the same butcher her mother used, year after year after year. Generations pass... And every year she asks for a big, lovely, boneless ham, with a slice cut off one end. Finally the butcher's son wonders why he has to cut the end off.... What in the recipe requires that? Basting? Searing?
The confused woman shakes her head. "I don't know. My mother's ham was lovely and she always did it that way."
So she gets home and calls her mother. When the aging woman gets to the phone, the daughter poses the butcher's question: "Mom, what is it about your baked ham recipe that makes it important for the butcher to remove that end slice each year?"
To which Mom replies, "It's the only way it would fit in my pan."
And sometimes it's just that simple, LOL! So how about your family? Or any friends, in-laws? Got any funny recipe stories you'd like to share today? Old habits that carry on for no good reason at all, LOL????