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Saturday, October 16, 2021
Funny Name: Really Questionable Desserts Edition
When I saw the title "Brownie Rice Casserole" in Police Potpourri(Iowa State Policeman's Association Auxiliary, 1977), I immediately pictured something that would easily fit into a horror movie-- a 9 x 13" pan full of brownies that look kind of like they're infested by maggots-- but maybe you wouldn't notice under the thick layer of cream-of-mushroom-soup-based icing.
The reality, of course, is less interesting.
I really don't know why Betty Ammeter felt compelled to add "brownie" to the title, but I'm glad she did because now I've put that image in your head. You're welcome.