I can no longer remember what I was looking for when I came across this delightful little booklet:
It’s nice idea–the library staff getting together for a sort of smorgasbord at the home of Mary Alice Hamilton and then collecting all the recipes for distribution:
But it was 1966 and some of these recipes are . . . regrettable. It’s hard to single anything out as the most quease-inducing but if forced I guess would choose this very peculiar “salad.” I was ok until we got to “Heat bean juice:”
There’s also a sweet nod to Rice history from long-time librarian Pender Turnbull, who pays tribute to Mrs. Weiser, the wife of chemistry professor Harry Weiser, with a fairly tasty sounding dessert:
And hats off to Madith DeZurko for her clever formatting of a totally unnecessary dish:
Bonus: Willy Week is in full swing. I saw this when I went into the RMC:
And this when I came out:
Pretty sure I was there. If I had a recipe included, I’m guessing it was grasshopper pie.
Mary Alice Stevens Hamilton was my cousin. She was a fantastic cook and was great friends with Pender Turnbull. I can imagine that this was a terrific dinner party, although Green Bean Jello Salad kind of stops me cold. Mary Alice’s father-in-law was Wiley Hamilton, whom you talked about a few years ago https://ricehistorycorner.com/2013/08/27/in-remembrance-of-wiley-a-hamilton-1881-1964/ .
You know why those bounce castles cost so much to rent now, right? Inflation.
Does it help to think of bean juice as pot liquor?