white trash cooking

Let me start by saying that I’m from Alabama. Oh and I love cookbooks. I have more cookbooks than I can even begin to count. So it’s no surprise that my family and in-laws will give me cookbooks any and every holiday. Well…while I was going through all of them tonight I came across one that stood out.
ruby ann boxcar
You read that right: Ruby Ann’s Down Home Trailer Park Holiday Cookbook

This might be one of the funniest cookbooks out there. And just so you can get a full grasp of what I’m talking about, here’s a recipe: (please note this is straight out of the cookbook. I’m not even close to being this funny.)
Tammy Faye Cake
(makes one cake)
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp baking soda
1tsp salt
3/4 cup oil
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups cold water
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and stir until smooth. Pour into 2 8inch (or 9 in) round cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool on rack.

To make the “frostin'”:
1/2 creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp margarine
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a small bowl, cream together the peanut butter and margarine. Mix in the other ingredients. Continue beating until smooth. Spread some frosting on one cake layer and then place the 2nd layer on top. Frost the cake with the remaining mixture. If you run out, make some more. Just make sure you got a good thick layer all around.

Take a glass of hot water and put a butter knife in it. Let the knife sit for a few seconds, then run it over the top of the cake. Continue to dip the knife in the water to clean it and reheat it; the warmth helps the knife to smooth the frostin’. Take a toothpick and lightly draw out Tammy Faye’s face (you can get her photo off the internet.) Use green glitter on the eyelids, red glitter for the blush, and red hots for the lips. Chocolate chips work great for the eyes and eyebrows. Chocolate chip shavin’s make wonderful eyelashes. Finally, take a little water and add one drop of blue food colorin’. Use a knife to drizzle a stream of tears from the outside corners of the eyes. Make sure to say grace before eatin’ a piece of this.

-Ruby Ann Boxcar, Lot #18

See, I told you it was funny.



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3 responses to “white trash cooking

  1. rhooby

    this is GREAT!!! hahahaha…. you want the recipe for potato chip sandwiches???

  2. Lindsey

    I am making this cake this weekend…I will let you know how it turns out….

  3. katie

    hmmm, is it wrong that potato chip sandwiches don’t actaully sound that bad?

    and lindsey- better watch out lady. i may have to post the pimiento cheese recipe under the “white trash” header. 🙂

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