Rummaging through my mother’s recipe box, is like going through someone’s junk drawer. My mother’s house was immaculate, she dressed impeccably, hair and make-up divine. So, it would surprise most of you to know that her recipes…were not. I found meat dishes in the dessert section, soups in salads. In fact, I recall helping her organize her recipes numerous times. In any case, I found this one. It was part of a letter that her cousin, Gini, sent her:
Friday, July 25th [no year]
Querida “Juana”, [Spanish: Dear Joan]
Thank you for your very prompt letter. I am glad you had a pleasant trip back. The weather here has been really awful ever since you left! Yesterday was quite cool and overcast, but I bundled up the children, made sandwiches and took them to Jones Beach!
Bueno [Well], here is the recipe for that dessert…
1 cup crumbled Nabisco chocolate wafers
3 tsp confectioners’ sugar
1/2 stick melted butter [1/4 cup]
Mix well and press into pie pan.
Melt 25 large marshmallows cut into bites and 2/3 cup milk.
Refrigerate and when cool add slight less than 1/4 cup creme de menthe and 1/4 cup creme de cacao.
Fold in 1/2 pint of whipped heavy cream. [1 cup]
Pour into pie shell and freeze.
Hope you enjoy it.
Love to you all,