I HATE TO COOK BOOK
over 440 world-famous good-humored
She was a funny lady, she did not like to cook, but did like to eat, and I got to meet her. It was in 1997 at a book signing here in little Vancouver WA USA. Actually it had been a very busy day, I started out my morning in Daytona Beach Florida, where I got to see the space shuttle take off, then flew back home to Vancouver (via the Portland Airport) and it was earlier when I got here, than when I left there!
Peg Bracken was at a book signing at Huckleberry's. They have closed since then, but that was a great store, like one you would find in a small town, from many years ago.
Ms Bracken was there for her new book,
ON GETTING OLD
with Emily and PEG BRACKEN
I had never been to a book signing before, but I had the feeling this one was different from most. The difference was that Peg Bracken was so famous for her I hate to cook books that folks were streaming into the store to have their worn, torn cookbook copies signed, instead of purchasing the new book. And she was the most gracious lady, not only did she sign each and every book, she knew from the print date if it had an error and she would go to that page and make the correction! She did not care about selling the new book, but she did care for how she treated others, she was wonderful. It was a nice afternoon.
I bought the new book, and she did sign it for me. Yes, it was a nice afternoon.
And now something to cook!
found on page 52
found on page 52
1/2 onion chopped
2 T oil
3/4 c ketchup
3/4 c water
1 T brown sugar
1 t prepared mustard
1 large can sauerkraut
10-12 frankfurters or hot dogs
First you make the sauce. Saute the onion in the oil until it's tender, then add ketchup, water, brown sugar and mustard. Bring to a boil, open the sauerkraut, drain it well and place it in a big casserole. Arrange the frankfurters on top and pour on the sauce. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve with buns.
As always, thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello.