It is difficult to enjoy a baby shower in 38C, but thanks to the invention of air conditioning we made a fantastic success of it! Today was the baby shower for Daughter1 and it was a splendid occasion, even if I do say so myself, and I obviously have!
I rose early and made a platter of finger tea sandwiches, before driving to the city for the celebration. There were cucumber squares and tomato triangles, different cuts to signify safe for vegetarians, plus chicken, egg and lettuce, as well as asparagus and cream cheese fingers. I also found an old recipe for mock chicken in the Day to Day Cookery book I had in year eight home economics class. All the recipes I found online to link to here have herbs added, but the D2D recipe only uses salt and pepper. I added an extra egg to thicken it a little more for sandwiches rather than to use as a dip. There were only crumbs left at the end of the tea, so I assume the sandwiches were a success! The chicken was not mocked – oh, I am hilarious tonight!
Now that everything old is new again, and “vintage” cooking in the style of Grandmama’s day is fashionable again, my old recipe books are quite handy. I also have a couple old one’s that belonged to my mother, and one from my mother in law. I gave away towers of cookery books when we moved, but the old and true books made the move with us again. Maybe my grand daughter will cook from them one day too!