Pioneer Lady Lazy Days of Summer Cookbook
Pioneer Lady Lazy Days of Summer Cookbook, the fourth cookbook,by Jane Watson Hopping features warm-weather recipes for outdoor meals and summer vacation. Country cooking is always central in the author's cookbooks, and this book is no exception.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 279 pages.
Publisher: Villard Books
Author: Jane Watson Hopping
Description: Jane Watson Hopping, the Pioneer Lady, is practically an institution among lovers of nostalgia and old-fashioned country cooking. Her fourth book, The Lazy Days of Summer Cookbook, celebrates the bounty of summer with recipes, stories, and illustrations that evoke the enchanted summers of our childhood and the activities and meals that made them memorable. With her three previous highly praised books, The Pioneer Lady's Country Kitchen, The Pioneer Lady's Country Christmas, and The Country Mothers Cookbook, Jane Hopping rekindled our taste for the simple pleasures of good wholesome American country food. Now she leads us on a leisurely stroll through those magical days when the sun rises early and sets late, dandelions overtake the lawn, and children play until night falls and their mothers call them in for supper.
Filled with delightful warm-weather recipes and reminiscences of school vacations and outdoor celebrations, The Lazy Days of Summer Cookbook is for cooks everywhere who wish to savor the unique spirit of each sunny month and relive the festive rites of summer. This is a cookbook about a richly blessed time of year, when warmth and sunshine seem to last forever, birds sing high up in the trees, and children, free at last, run off to swimming holes while parents sip ice-cold lemonade on a hammock in the shade.
The chapters begin as school lets out in early June and end with the approach of autumn. Stories of family picnics, graduation galas, ice cream socials, and patriotic parties, and reminiscences of romantic interludes -- written in the warm and genuine voice of the Pioneer Lady -- accompany over 125 delectable recipes, many of them centuries old, ranging from traditional fare such as Baked Beans with Ham, Sour Cream Red June Apple Pie with Butter-Cinnamon Topping, Summertime Iced Cider Punch, and Chicken Salad with Homemade Curried French Dressing, to seasonal surprises such as Sun-Ripened Strawberries Dipped in Sugar, Aunt Mabels Flag Day Cake, Wild Blackberry Pie with Flaky Lattice Crust, and Geranium Tea.
Each chapter offers a choice of recipes ready to combine into complete menus: summer soups and salads, main dishes, desserts that feature seasonal fruits, and delicious drinks and herbal teas to help beat the heat. Main courses include Chilled Baked Salmon, Sour Cream Swiss Steak. Pan-Fried Mountain Trout, and Aunt Mabels Braised Chilled Chicken, with accompaniments such as Garden-Fresh Green Bean Medley, An Old-Fashioned Fruit Salad Platter, Fresh Poached Peaches, and Sweet Buns with Fruit Filling, as well as taste-tempting desserts such as Ada's Poppyseed Pound Cake with Tangy Lemon-Orange Glaze, Efl'ies Strawberry Mousse, Spice Drops with Creamy Orange Icing, and Wild Blackberry Cordial.
Here is a bountiful harvest of summers treasures and all that's best in American country cuisine. Loaded with homespun art and poetry that lend it an old- fashioned country elegance and brimming with summers bounty, The Lazy Days of Summer Cookbook will make summer every cooks favorite season.
Condition: Good condition.
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