My recipe collection grew exponentially this weekend. My mom dropped off boxes of recipes that she promised me and she is still going through a box at home that contains many of my
great-grandmother's hand-written recipes.
She sent over 3 boxes that have thousands of recipes in them. There were several books and cookbooklets (which I added to my list) and clippings and hand-written recipes galore. I am in HEAVEN. Some of them are so old that I will need to find a way to copy and preserve them, some are newer. It seems that mom didn't just clip recipes that interested her but clipped almost every recipe from every box and magazine she has ever had in her possession. The funniest part is that she had already weeded through all of these recipes before she passed them to me!
Some of the clippings are more interesting for the old ads on the back, neat stuff. I do need to clarify that not all of these were my mom's. There are recipes from my Aunt Marie, some in there already from Great-Grandma, some from Grandma, some from mom's neighbors and friends. So much food history it makes my head spin; in a good way ;O)
Well foodies, tomorrow is a three-fold food-fun day; Mardi Gras, Fastnacht Day and Ready, Set, Cook day! I have a lot of writing to do and one sick child (so far, crossing fingers here).
PLEASE tune in tomorrow for the fun~until then, thanks for being so patient with my lack of posting.