Today was the annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. My purchases were simple. Chocolate cupcakes for Jermel, an employee of my hubby’s, and a cookbook for my Aunt Betty.
Betty~ if you read this, be surprised! The book consists of recipes from the members and is awesome. I thought I’d share a couple of them with you. Aunt Betty, quit reading now!
Bailey’s Irish Cream, submitted by Fr. Richard Bradley, Pastor
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp fudge topping
1/2 pint whipping cream
1 cup Whiskey
1/4 tsp coconut extract (optional)
Blend all ingredients at high-speed for 1 minute. Refrigerate. Will keep up to six months.
Ya wanna bet?
Elephant Stew submitted by Virginia Helm
salt and pepper
2 rabbits (optional)
Cut elephant into bite size pieces. This should take about 2 months. Add enough brown gravy to cover. Cook over kerosene stove about 4 weeks at 450 degrees F. This will feed 3800 people. If more are expected, two rabbits may be added, but do so only if necessary. most people do not like hares in their stew.
I don’t know about you, but I’d like to meet Virginia Helm. 🙂
Have a great “rest” of the weekend. Be nice to people! ♥
Love the Elephant Stew recipe! Thanks for the smiles!
🙂 I thought it was pretty cute. 🙂
Hi, Paula! I think you left out the espresso powder in your Baileys recipe. And, if you did and you’re going to make some, I’ve got two jars…can send you one!
This recipe did not mention it….but how much would you add? (good catch!)
I think, according to the quantities you mention, it would only be 1-3 teaspoons. It’s fairly concentrated. This recipe has 1 tsp of instant coffee granules, but I would think the espresso powder would taste somewhat better. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/original-irish-cream/ good luck!
Thanks Kelly! Happy Silent Sunday….almost 🙂
OMG – that elephant stew recipe is the same one my grandma submitted to every cookbook that any charity group ever compiled back home. She also said that the only way to eat an elephant was one bite at a time:) Thanks for sharing that – I gotta go dig up a cookbook!
That is too funny! I don’t normally read cookbooks. Had just bought this one and was waiting in the car to meet someone. love it!
I saw the title of your post and knew exactly what it was before I read it – right down to the hares:)
haha!! I am so behind the times!!!
I wouldn’t say that – she was born in the Ozarks in 1915
and thanks for reading it anyways! that’s 2 minutes you could have spent eating candy!
LOL – I need some candy:)
Send me your address and I’ll fix you up. I needed to break a 20 this week, so I ran into the convenience store and bought tootsie rolls and laffy taffy. Guy at checkout ~ “I want to be your friend today” 🙂
LOL – All the Halloween candy on the desks at work is gone – no more tootsie rolls till next year.
😦 I love the vanilla ones best
I like the colored ones too.
🙂 went to Richardson’s Candy Store today in Joplin (JOMO)….yummmm
can you say sugar rush….and now crash 😦
LOL – not jealous about that 🙂
Haha you just know that someone will try it!
well I hope not! but if they do…I hope they leave out the “hares”! 🙂
oh and by the way, no amount of baileys would last 6 months in my house!
🙂 that made me laugh, too!
Oh too funny!
I am behind the times, too. This was new to me, and I thought it was hysterical. I’m sending the recipe to my mother! … Aren’t those church cookbooks just the best!
Oh good then….new chuckles for two of us! Yep….such a variety in church cookbooks! Have a great Sunday! 🙂
I love bazaars, and participate in them often — as a volunteer worker and/or shopper.
I am looking for a good chocolate cake recipe that does not contain baking powder. There are so many recipes out there….it is daunting…!
Aren’t bazaars the greatest! There was a low rumble of excitement in the place today. I’ll look for you or maybe one of our friends on here will have one! 🙂
Thank you so much! You are a sweetheart! 🙂
I have been looking and the best I have come up with without baking powder is the Mississippi Mud Cake. I haven’t had this is years….but it was always so good! http://www.food.com/recipe/mississippi-mud-cake-67117 🙂
I have never tried this, altho i have seen this recipe before. Must try it…definitely! Thank you; you’re a GEM!! 🙂
Not the “normal” chocolate cake….but you might like? Good luck and lmk! 🙂
Virginia is my kind of cook and so is the pastor–jeez at the church I used to go to, we drank grape juice for communion (which is both a good and bad thing-lol)
That’s what I’m used to, too! lol
I like my grape juice fermented, and sometimes oaked
I remember having a cookbook when I was little that had that same elephant stew recipe in it. I used to be so confused by it. I once asked my mom where we could buy an elephant to make it!
haha…what a great memory! 🙂
So funny! 😆
Ha! that made me smile. Thanks, Virginia Helm and thanks, Paula 🙂
Thanks for sharing–and just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. : )
Hare or not, I’ve heard that elephant is chewy and tastes like chicken and I’m off chicken so I am giving it a miss. But thanks for the Bailey’s recipe. My mum and I are forever toasting something or someone (not the elephant) with a bit of Bailey’s. 🙂
Lol…you can never go wrong with Bailey’s in your hot chocolate!