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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Project Yellow Box

I got all excited the other day because one of the blogs I follow posted Project Yellow Box. I was wanting to try some new recipes,as fixing dinner is always a challenge (I don't know if I did that right. You should be able to click on it and go right to the post. Plan B-look in my side bar, click on Meet Me at Mike's, then go back a few posts to Project Yellow Box.)

I knew I had one of these yellow boxes in my basement I looked and looked. I remember ordering it back in the 70's??? Maybe 80's??? You would get a set of cards every couple of weeks or so. Hmmm, did I sell the yellow box in a garage sale at some point? NO! I did not. I found it!!! It was in the basement! And you will only understand my excitement of finding something in my basement if I were to allow you in it, which I will not do! Now, my yellow box is Betty Crockers, not the Australian Women's, but how different could they be, right?

And look what I found!!!! FONDUE RECIPES!

WOOHOO! Jackpot! Why was I now double excited? Because a few weeks ago, I got this for three bills at a garage sale!

I was going to give it away as a little gift to someone, as it was brand spankin' new still in the box not even opened yet.....but when I found the fondue recipes, I had to open it.

I went back to the basement to hunt for this groovy 70's material to take pictures of my fondue set and yellow box! No I have not kept this material since the 70's. (someone else did and I bought it at their garage sale!)

See the plastic still on the little forklets? What people sell that they never use!

So I start thumbing through the recipes and I'm getting bummed.

Salmon Noodles Romanoff

Creamy Fruit Salad (using a can of fruit cocktail? - seriously - not fresh fruit)

Oyster Stew (I do not like Oysters)

Vichyssoise under men's favorites?

And the fondue recipes....

Swiss Fondue (Swiss cheese aged 6 months-in Indiana?)

British Brunch fondue (cheddar Cheese)

Campfire Fondue (heat 1 can of condensed cheddar cheese soup)

you get the idea....

What happened to Y & Z?

{Sigh} So then I got out a few cookbooks and started thumbing through them. I think this winter I'm going to have a huge cookbook 'look-see' and make a garage sale pile of the ones I will probably never use. Might even see Yellow Box in that pile.

If anyone is putting one of those Australian Yellow Boxes in their garage sale pile, let me know and I'll trade ya for my Betty Crocker.

So, what are you fixing for dinner tonight?



  1. Fondue.....yummmmm. Can't get past the fondue idea with some lovely crusty bread.

  2. I just sent you an email regarding this. In the meantime, you've got me thinking....I can make fondue right? :)

  3. B,

    YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO MAKE! All you have to do to cook is follow a recipe. Sometimes they are good, sometimes they aren't! But YOU can do it girl!



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