This summer I came into possession of a cookbook.
This isn’t just some run of the mill cookbook, it’s The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Cooking, by the editors of FAVORITE RECIPES PRESS.
When I say this thing is a beautiful nightmare, I mean it with every fiber of my soul. Why do 75% of the recipes call for mayonnaise, cottage cheese, Worcestershire sauce, gelatin or some combination of those four ingredients? My theory is that this cookbook was actually engineered by 1950s housewives that didn’t feel they had the agency to initiate a divorce so instead, they decided to cook the most horrible meals in an attempt to get their husbands to divorce them.
For reference, here is one of the recipes I stumbled upon in this hallowed cookbook.
3 tbsp of butter
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp catsup
3 tbsp vinegar
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
And what are the cooking directions you may ask? Basically, just heat it all up and pour that shit into a half of an avocado – genius.
I’m sorry WHAT?!
So, of course, I had to make it. What else is a girl to do?
It was quick and easy but dear God it was horrible.
- Never make avocado supreme
- If given the opportunity, always buy the cookbooks at estate sales.