Recipe by: Sally Cawood
TF and I had dinner last night with a friend. We were sitting there talking about favorite recipes when she ran for her recipe box. She says: “I love this recipe” and she proceeded to read the ingredients. We were rolling on the floor with laughter and I begged her to let me post it. So here it is:
1 – Elephant
2 – Rabbits (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
500 gallons of brown gravy
Cut the elephant into bit sized pieces. This should take about 2 months. Add enough brown gravy to cover. Cook over kerosene fire for about 4 weeks at 465 degrees. This will serve 3,800 people. If more are expected, 2 rabbits may be added but do this only if necessary, as most people do not like hare in their stew.
As she was reading the list of ingredients, my minds eye was envisioning the size of the pot that would hold the stew. All I could see was an African jungle with one of those big black pots and the “mom” was standing on a ladder stirring her stew with a huge spoon. I couldn’t help but laugh.
Actually if this had been my recipe, I would have added a couple of hundred pounds of potatos, carrots, onions and other seasonings. But its' not my recipe so experiment as you wish.
As a matter of note: My Herb & Spice order came in late Friday night. The UPS man put the boxes on the front porch, rang the door bell and ran for his truck. TF and I dragged in five huge boxes. Bubba, my cat, became very interested in one of the boxes. She decided that it was her box and she sat on it constantly. Well, I started opening the boxes to inventory the items before dividing them up for individual groups. I got to Bubba’s box and discovered that there were two bags of catnip on the very top. Evidentially Bubba could smell that catnip right thru the box. I actually had to put her outside so that I could finish inventorying the order. By the way that was the biggest order we have ever done, it was just over $ 1,000. Our den looked like a store. I had spices everywhere. As of now, I only have one more order to put together and I am done till next year. Ahhhhh…The house smells like heaven.
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