Thursday, April 2, 2009
All my family gatherings involve food....and lots of it. With 4 hungry children I had to cook a lot. (They are grown now....but the boys still can eat quite a bit.) When Thanksgiving come along my family wants the same dishes each year. Grill the trukey, make mounds of mashed potatoes and gravy and of course, the pecan pie. I can add a new vegetable dish each year and get away with it...but the other items are required. I began a cooking journal years ago. Each recipe is recorded according to the event. When I hosted a baby shower I wrote down the recipe for everything served. Whey my sister came to visit, the new recipes cooked for her family were carefully recorded. Sometimes it’s hard to find the recipe I want because of my filing system. I have to remember when I first cooked it. Not always easy to do! This book is a 10 year record of family events and what was cooked to celebrate. My favorite soup recipe, my Dad’s ice cream recipe, my Grandmother’s cottage cheese salad recipe are all recorded here.
I love collecting old vintage recipe boxes. Especially if they are full of old recipe cards. I feel like I have entered into another woman’s private world. Personal notes ....recipes shared by friends...newspaper cutouts are all packed into a small tin box.
Ok.....I confess....maybe 3 tin boxes!!! I know I have too many now...but I just couldn't help myself. I
But now to the point of all of this....I found a new journal at Borders. It's filing system is a bit better. Sorted according to the kind of dish....not the event. I'm going to begin filling this one soon! I will post a picture of the journal tomorrow. I don't quite have the blog thing figured out just yet. This program won't let me post another picture now. Maybe I have met my picture limit? Tomorrow dear friend!