Today I was puddering around the kitchen.
I thought I would think about what to put out on the Hoosier cabinet.
I was looking at..."what have I tucked in here?"
The space where I keep smaller older cookbooks.
Love this little cookbook and display it often
But the weird thing was this?
What is this stuck in the book?
A really old kitten print....I swear I have NEVER SEEN THIS?
How can that be?
here is the back....
grasshopper written on the back?
So I moved on pulling out things..
That is where Mom's recipes went to?
I put them in here to sort them because I did not like her recipe box.
As I pulled out more things, it was a treasure trove of memories of the women
in my life.
My sweet Maternal Grandma in her kitchen.
She always made her Apple Crisp in the fall and I loved it.
(Robin from Decorating Tennis Girl, you can barely see her stove like yours)
More that were my paternal Grandmother and Great Grandmother
Cooked in kitchen at 1515
My Mom and my Dad's sister
My first cookbook...actually a journal that I wrote family recipes in
Great Grandmother Willingham Divinity
never was a Christmas without it..
I found the original my Grandmother wrote, a recipe from her MIL
My Mom's handwriting
she loved Carmel Corn
she made it on Halloween for us.
Many recipes from a mimeograph machine
(can you smell the ink?)
My Mom was a teacher so they passed around recipes.
In my Grandmothers recipe box there are many names I recognize
from her days in Eastern Star
I wrote this one out myself in 1974!
It is from my neighbor Lola who, was like a Grandmother to me.
It uses REAL snow??
Seeing my Mom's handwriting still puts a lump in my throat.
We both loved Coconut Cream Pie.
I am lucky, I have Mom's, Grandma's and my Great Grandmother's
They are hiding in my pantry
The wooden was is my Great Grandmothers, the metal one Grandma's
and the Herb one mine.
Last year I copied some and put in my cousins stocking for
Christmas...they were ones written by their Grandmother.
I am thinking that they might look good on
the aprons I picked up at an estate sale?
never too early to plan a Christmas gift.
Going through these boxes reminded me of
looking through they jewelry boxes.
Like a piece of jewelry a recipe reflects a moment in that persons life.
Was it something they always cooked at Christmas not similar to a piece of jewelry
they wore every Christmas?
What do you think....