A few years ago, San Geraldo’s youngest sister (he’s got two) and her daughter went through Alice’s (San Geraldo’s mother’s) recipe box, lovingly photocopying onto card stock the fronts and backs of every recipe. They then gave a boxed set to Jerry and another boxed set to Linda. Some recipes are wonderful (her banana bread and her sour cream/raisin pie, for example). Some are entertaining, like five-can hot dish. Most, surprisingly, taste real good, as one might say in South Dakota.
Well, today, while looking for a new potato salad recipe, San Geraldo discovered The real good recipe. It’s on a double-size card, folded in half. On the outside is Alice’s standard recipe card picture with “From the Kitchen of Alice.” On the blank line provided for the recipe name, Alice wrote “Real good salad.” Jerry had a real good laugh and then opened the card to discover that Alice wasn’t the one who gave it that name. The recipe appears to have been cut out of a magazine and taped to the card. The name of the recipe is in fact “REAL GOOD SALAD.”
I know for certain My-Mother-The-Dowager-Duchess will feel just a little bit ill simply by reading this recipe. But I know the rest of you will not want to wait one day to try it out for yourselves. I mean, it’s real good.