Let play catch up…or Barbecue in my case

I tend to be a little ADD when it comes to projects and things around the house.  At any one time there may be several projects in different phases of completion.  Oh LOOK!  A chicken!  Just kidding.  One of my hobbies is finding and saving old books.  It used to be any type of book but now my favorites are cookbooks and the older the better.  Well I found this awesome site that for me is even more exciting.  Ok, not more exciting as finding a 1902 Bible and its hand colored illustrations still bright and colorful, but close.  The site I’m talking about is called Feeding America.

Feeding America is a project that has created an online digital collection of American cookbooks from the late 18th to the early 20th century.  So far Michigan State University has digitized 76 cookbooks!  The best part is that they are searchable!  This means that if your looking to find out what your great great grandmother may have cooked for Sunday dinner you’ll probably find something close within one of the cookbooks.

Well my latest adventure is a recipe from the following book:  “A Century Of Good Cooking”.  This cookbook was compiled by the Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church and printed in 1993.  Not a very old book, but thought I’d give one of the many recipes a try.  This week it’s:

Barbecue Sauce

  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 cup catsup
  • 1/3 cup vinegar or lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Combine margarine and onion in saucepan, simmer slowly for 10 minutes.  Add other ingredients and cook slowly until well blended, approximately 15 minutes.  Good for all types of meats.  Keeps well in refrigerator.

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This one turned into a type of mustard sauce.  The recipe made about a quart of sauce and I decided to use it with chicken.  After I made the sauce I put a couple of boneless chicken breasts in the slow cooker and covered them with half the sauce.  Since I had to work today I set the slow cooker on low temperature and let it go for 8 hours.

Guess what we’re having for dinner!  Barbecue Chicken!  I’ll update later with how it tastes.