I am so excited to share a page from a notebook I found in the ‘drawer’ of photos and writings at the Linton house in Logan County. This is the notebook of Mrs. Thomas Densmore Linton – Sallie Ruth Price, the daughter of Edward C. Price and Cora Hutchinson.
Sallie was a teacher – and you can see her lovely handwriting in the recipe above. I remember teaching my second-graders cursive, watching them grow in their abilities, and now there is talk of doing away with cursive in schools. Such a shame!
The Round Steak Supper listed above sounds so good I set out to re-create this recipe from years ago. As a true cook, used to making her meals daily, there are not exact directions. Just a jot of the important steps.
I had a great tenderized round steak from my sister, who keeps me supplied with tasty meat. I cut the steak into hand size pieces, added salt and pepper, and lightly floured before putting into a hot skillet with a little olive oil. It browned beautifully. I added the onion soup mix, a can of tomatoes and almost a can of vegetable broth. I covered the skillet, turned it down low, and let it cook about two hours, checking every 20 minutes or so. The aroma was wonderful!
After two hours I added carrots and potatoes and cooked another 25 minutes until tender.
I love finding recipes used by my ancestors and others. Just looking at this recipe gave me such a sense of the woman who used it. Such love must have gone in to every dish, such planning. This is what family love is all about! Try something new – or old – today!