While excavating the family dumping ground (otherwise known as my desk) the other day, I came across the following two recipes written by Charlotte sometime last year. I wish I could be more precise as to the dates these were written, but sadly I didn’t scrawl the dates on the backs as I usually try to do. Must have been out clubbing seals or raiding tourist sailboats on those days.
Like the best archaeologists, however, I’m able to guesstimate a time frame based on the artifacts found immediately above and below the recipes, which is corroborated by what I already know about the development of communications at that time (i.e. Charlotte’s handwriting and spelling). It’s all very complicated.
1. Pour in outmeal
2. Pour in a lot of water
3. Put in cinnomon
4. Put in brown suger
5. Put it in microwave for 15 sec
6. Put on raisons
7. Put in a bit of milk
8. And eat it
Smelling good! Thumps up!
1. get out ingreddeints. butter and popcorn nuts.
2. get out other stuff bowl, popcorn pumper.
3. put popcorn nuts into popcorn pumper.
4. start pumping the popcorn
5. when it’s ready heat butter and pour it in
6. eat it or put in bags For shcool.
Considering Charlotte’s recipes already surpass some of those by the best-known television chefs (see Rachael’s Ray’s Late Night Bacon recipe and Paula Deen’s English Peas recipe on the Food Network), I predict she’ll be a huge star in the celebrity chef world in another twenty years. Guess I’d better start being nice to her.