It’s Friday, and I’m thinking BBQ for the weekend as in Pork spare ribs, and some home-made barbecue sauce. Spring is here in , yet in the Northeast, the temperatures are still quite chilly. This is funny. While I still need some kind of hat, I can’t bear to put on my winter red hat; today, I’ve got to bring down some of my collection of baseball caps, something to cover my head, yet not quite a summer hat. You , know those, wide-brimmed , straw or fabric hats.
Wishing on wearing once again, my warm weather collection of short sleeve tees, my favorites, the “Life is Good” in a couple of weeks perhaps.
Let’s get cooking!!!!
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
3 stalks celery, chopped (perhaps dices)
2 bay leaves
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp chopped onion
4 TBSP butter
4 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon paprika
Dash of black pepper
Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and strain.
Cookbook: “This Little Higgy went to marke#
This cookbook has an intriquing Introduction,
” The Higginbottom ancestors immigrated over time to Water Valley , Mississippi from England by way of Barbados, Virginia. They fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and by 1870 were ready to head west. By 1880 , most of the family of John Higginbottham and wife Lucy Ann and their twelve children had arrived and settled in Dublin, Texas. ”
Note: A nice outing, is visiting a used book sale, or flea market. My hobby is to keep a sharp eye out for things “Made in the USA” , cookbooks included. I like to learn about other parts of the country and what their ancestors prepared. Another book , I came across, is a Southern recipe book, I enjoy reading through those pages. I discovered this cook book while I was at the Cranbury bookshop, a quaint book shop set up in a very old 1800’s style house. Although a little chilly for an old house, bring a sweater along with you , so you can pull up a chair, and browse through the pages of a book or two. There are nooks a cranny’ by the windows with chairs set up for your to sit and read.