So many of the greatest common memories of Darwina center around food. I share with you one of our favorites which has been a part of our family Christmas for over 50 years. Described in her own words, "This recipe was clipped from an unremembered source. However, it has become an old traditional recipe to take to Thanksgiving dinners and all other occasions with my friend Karen (Rowe) and her extended family, including childrens’-in-laws. It has also been shared with her children as they married/moved away, as well as with the Neal family, and is fixed for Christmas stays there too.
1 can (4 or 5 oz) shrimp
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 package (8oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
1 Tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon Accent
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon tabasco
Drain shrimp and rinse in cold water, chop finely. Blend (gradually) milk and mayonnaise into cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Add onion, Accent, salt, dill, and Tabasco. Mix well. Stir in shrimp. Turn into serving dish and chill. Serve with Wheat Thins, Triscuits, mini carrots, or chips.