(Don't you just hate it when you accidentally publish a post before you've actually written it?)
Anyway, back to the topic at hand.
The other day, I look over and notice that the GF is browsing some recipe websites. The following conversations ensued:
Me: Whatcha lookin' for?
GF: I'm going to make some kind of fruit bars.
Me: Why don't you use my recipe?
GF: (Giving me a doubtful look) And where would I find your recipe?
Me: In one of the cookbooks in the kitchen.
Me: ::Got up and went to the kitchen returning with this:
My mother was active in Sisterhood (a woman's group at our synagogue), and one year they produced this cookbook as a fund raiser. The year was 1974.
That's my mom seated in front all the way on the left.
Now here's where the 'strange child' part comes in. Just what kind of 14-year-old boy has a recipe for Lemon Pie Bars. And wants to brag about it by putting it in a book the presumably people will actually see? This strikes me as uber-weird. Judging by the looks that continued coming my way from GF, she was in complete agreement.
Anyway, here's the recipe. GF made it with fresh squeezed orange juice instead of lemon. She also brought it into the 21st Century by cutting a 1/2 cup of sugar out of it and just lightly dusting the top with the powered sugar. ( I don't know who the woman is that I ended up having to share a byline with, but I wasn't happy about it then and I'm still a little miffed.)
It am delicious!