Last year I read and reviewed Those Were the Days. It is a memoir by an Aspen, CO of her time there in the 70’s. I also got the opportunity to interview her and it was wonderful.
Her book, along with being filled with wonderful stories, has recipes from the restaurants that were there at the time. I decided to make a couple.
Wild Mushroom Soup
The flavor on this soup is really good but it’s a bit thinner than I prefer. It also makes a lot of soup! I think next time I make it I’m going to add some sliced carrots and some long grain rice, I’ll also leave larger pieces of mushroom unblended, I just need something to chew. This soup would be a great appetizer dish for a dinner party.
Poppy Seed Bread
This bread is perfect for people that want something that is not too sweet. Honey and a banana are the only sweeteners. This is a wonderful quick bread recipe. I will note that the recipe called for raisins and I did not have any so I left them out. The bread might be sweeter with them added.
I have also made the brownie recipe from this book but forgot to take a picture. They were good simple brownies, nothing fancy and easy to make but delicious all the same.
I really enjoyed making some of these old recipes, they were fun, not to mention this book is a wonderful read. If you are interested in this book and the tasty recipes inside, check out the author’s website here. If you have read the book, let me know what you think. Have a great weekend and happy reading!
*This is not a sponsored post, it is just something I have been meaning to do for a while.
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