The CBC is having a book drive this week to gather goods for the CBC Calgary Reads Book Sale. A good spot to find old cookbooks – I went through the cookbook box as volunteers sorted hundreds of books coming in the front door and found a bunch of gems, including the Retro Food Fiascos cookbook, in which I found – yes I did – a crown roast of frankfurters.
You cut hot dogs lengthwise almost all the way through, then open them like a book. Put them on a baking sheet and broil for a few minutes, and as they cook they curl back, making them the perfect shape to surround a pile of coleslaw. The original recipe had the cabbage tossed with poppyseed, mounded in the middle and a cup of boiling water poured over, then baked in the oven. With the dogs! I opted to make a slaw with white balsamic and grainy mustard – of course you could use potato salad or mashed potatoes or any number of pile-able things to support your classy Crown Roast.
As for the book sale – here are the details. I’ll be there, elbowing my way through cookbook tables!
The money raised from this sale is used to fund the Calgary Reads Society and its programs, helping young children improve their reading skills.
CBC Calgary Reads Book Sale
TRIWOOD Arena, 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW
Friday, April 30: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
($2.00 entry donation)
If you have books to donate, bring them to the CBC Calgary building at 1724 Westmount Blvd. NW between now and Monday, April 26.
Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m
Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You can also bring them to any RBC branch in Calgary until Wednesday, April 21.
While they are happy to accept most books, they don’t accept the following:
* Library books
* Text books
* Computer books
* Readers’ Digests