Last week one of my High School Facebook buddies tipped me off about the La Jolla Triva facebook page, and the La Jolla High School face book page.
The sites have gone viral in the past two weeks: what began as about thirty folks reading and commenting has swollen to around 900. The things I have learned about what went on at my High School and Junior High School has been simply astonishing.
(Eyes crossing here...smiling...and some frowns too...)
But the craziest fun was seeing this recipe posted by the younger sister of one of my classmates.
First I have to tell you that EVERYONE eagerly awaited Peanut Chew Tuesdays at Muirlands Junior High School. To arrive at school without the cash (like 50 cents?) needed to purchase the bars on Tuesday was a terrible thing.
To be delayed in getting to the cafeteria and discovering the peanut chews were all sold out...a disaster!
Now my friend was from an extremely gregarious family. They were high energy and would talk to anyone and made friends everywhere they went. I was jaw dropped to see that D. had the smarts to just go ASK the cafeteria ladies for a copy of the Peanut Chews recipe.
As a seventh or eight grader no less! I personally would never have dreamed of doing such a thing...
Anyhoo...for forty plus years I have from time to time recalled the chewy sweet peanut bars that were sold in squares and the wax paper that stained from the oil oozing and icing on the bar.
Never would I have ever imagined that my friend had a handwritten, straight from the horses mouth copy of that very recipe!
She posted a picture of her original handwritten recipe on Sunday; today, Tuesday, something like 48 comments have arrived:
Her mom (who is still a best buddy of my own mom) added the words jelly roll to indicate a jelly roll pan was an option.
The icing...just milk and powder sugar mix. Not worth giving directions for that!
As it stands right now as I write at least one person has whipped up a batch and said it was just as she remembered it to be.
I so want to make a batch myself...and probably will soon...calories be darned...
And as my friend said in the FB posting...she will NOT be held accountable for her spelling!