I bought off brand oat o type cereal a few weeks ago. The box got left on the counter. On the back it has a recipe using the cereal and the intro says “Everyone loves raisins.” I snickered when I saw it but said nothing. Girl child saw it later in the week and said “Wait a minute. This box is CRAZY. Everyone doesn’t love raisins. I don’t even really LIKE raisins, much less love them” Apparently she doesn’t remember that she was the child that I bought countless boxes of raisins for when she was small.
I also made her a sandwich filling like this that I would serve on whole wheat bread with a side of carrots or a salad when she was small. I find though that with today’s raisins-moister than the ones of yesteryear-you really don’t need to soak them before making this spread-unless yours have dried up or you buy them at a natural foods store, where I feel like they are a bit dryer. This spread goes equally well on crackers, bagels, rice cakes and celery. You can add a bit of cinnamon to jazz it up if you like.
From the Sandwich and Party Snack Cookbook, 1964
Cream Cheese-Raisin Sandwich Filling
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup water
1 3 oz package cream cheese
4 teaspoons milk
Soak raisins in water for 30 minutes. (warm works best-or zap in microwave for a minute) Pour liquid off. Combine cream cheese and milk until soft. Add raisins and mix well. Makes 7/8 cup or filling for 4 sandwiches.