In the classic Lutheran tradition the women who worked the luncheons and receptions were called “Church Basement Ladies.” ?You were either considered a Mary or a Martha (I would qualify as a Martha) and you had a wide array of aprons for every occasion. ?To get a better sense of Lutheran culture I suggest a little light historically accurate reading in the form of “Growing Up Lutheran.” ?Even if you didn’t grow up in a Lutheran church (which I did not) or become one “accidentally” you will find this read hilarious. ?As previously suggested I am going to start a “weekly” feature (we all know how my weekly features turn out… weakly) and bring you the best of the best in Basement Lady recipes.
This week’s feature is from the Widow Stensruud herself.
Easy Tomato Aspic
2 C. canned tomato juice, heated with bay leaf. Remo leaf after heating. Add 1 pkg. lemo jello. Pour?over hopped onion and celery. (Add a can of crab meat, if desired). Pour into mold.
This is most certainly true.