This week I am going to share recipes from a friend. Her mother was a great Southern cook that lived in the foothills of North Carolina. My mother was a great Southern cook that lived in the sandhills of North Carolina. I was so thrilled when I was able to look through her mothers recipes with her and extremely happy that she is sharing them with us. I know you are going to just love them and I am so happy that I am sharing a part of our Southern tradition and a wonderful cook. (P.S. She must have been a wonderful Mom too because she has a great daughter.)
The first paragraph is the introduction to the recipes from my friend. What a wonderful idea to make a small recipe book of family favorites for your friends. It makes me want to go make one for my granddaughter.
In 1984 I really got into using the computer for word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. At that time, I also realized that I wanted to be sure to get copies of my mother’s best recipes. It was great that she and I worked on this project and the outcome was a small recipe book of our favorite family recipes with personal comments. I shared copies of it with my brothers and other close relatives.
My mother had 6 sisters and every time they met in Lincolnton on Sunday afternoons, they would share recipes. Here are a few of our family favorites.
6 -8 pieces of chicken
¼ cup ketchup
¼ cup butter
¼ cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Worchestershire Sauce
Melt butter, stir in ketchup, lemon juice, and Worchestershire Sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil. Arrange the chicken in a pan, salt and pepper and pour sauce mixture over the chicken.
Bake one hour in the oven at 350 degrees
Usually after 50 minutes, it begins to smell good. I would open the oven and flip the chicken pieces to make sure it was absorbing the sauce.
This was truly a standard from back in the 70’s. I often made it for my children in a crock pot. The juices are finger lickin’ good.