Yes Today Is My Birthday But....
I remember one year for my birthday she made me Fried Chicken. Oh My! My mom had a habit of what ever she would make, no matter what nationality, it came out tasting Italian. Well she got the Fried Chicken spot on! I was not about to fry chicken so I made her recipe for baked chicken.
Coat the cut up chicken pieces with olive oil and season with oregano, salt and pepper.
I added crushed red pepper, thyme and a bit of hot sauce and lemon juice.
Into a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes and then lower the oven to 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. The skin was crispy and the meat was moist.
Birthday cake, no! But I made a jam cookie with Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves that were made by a co-worker's sister-in-law. They were soo good. Nice chunky pieces of strawberry.
My mom use to make a cookie that would have been perfect for these preserves. But I could not find the recipe. I have it and I know what the book that it is in looks like but damn I could not find it.
I was talking to my sister and mentioned that I was looking for the recipe. She said that it was her mother-in-law's recipe! And she had it right there.
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
4 tsp milk
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 jars preserves
Confectioner's sugar for sprinkling on top of baked cookies
While I did not get a cake I did get a lot of kisses from a certain little cat!