We're calling on the help of all you fellow Harpies to help solve the macanoonynoodle mystery. This caper relates to Dick York's own birthday dinner recipe. Greater kitchen mysteries involving York have been solved successfully. For instance, in # 76, The Moment of Truth, York discovers that the "truth" was that the sauce pan flew up the stairs and into the nursery due to Tabitha's budding magical powers.
Mystery of the Flying Pan: Resolved
In The Seesaw Girl and Me: A Memoir, Dick York recalls his 57th birthday. On page 217, he writes:
Well, we do care! And now we're enlisting you to help solve the great "macanoonynoodle mystery" caper.
Here's what we know about the recipe from the book:
Relied on a Cookbook for Bottle Warming on Bewitched, but
Here's what we've been able to obtain recently from Mrs. York as a result of our investigation:
Now, we need your help. If you are somewhat of a kitchen witch, and you know of a recipe similar to this one, please write in and let us know what the "mystery can" is in the recipe, the rest of the ingredients, and what you call the dish. "Macanoonynoodle" sure sounds like a customized York concoction. He probably followed it up with "tee martoonies" as he said in the Darrin Stephens years.
Update: Thanks to both Chris York and Sam Fowler who submitted the missing ingredient to this recipe!
*For those who haven't read the book, Joey is Dick's wife, Matt is his son, and Dena is Matt's girlfriend.