Recipes, that is. I have spent a great deal of time this year sorting and organizing and I have discovered many wonderful things that I had forgotten all about. I became the “keeper” of things my parents no longer had room for as they downsized. “Let Carol have it” was their way of holding on to what needed to stay in the family. Now I am trying to decide what I need and what I need to pass on.
These notebooks belonged to my grandmothers and contain recipes given to them by family and friends. The recipe below came from my great-grandmother Hanley and was typed onto an index card by my Gram Lane. There are lots of typed cards in the book and I remember the typewriter that was always on the end of the dining room table.
The book is well worn and there are spills on the pages.
Above are pictures of a cookbook sponsored by the bank, the pharmacy and other businesses – an early community cookbook. Below is a mosaic of recipes from the notebooks of both grandmothers.
On the left is my mother’s recipe box. Mine is on the right. At one point we both had the same recipe box and there was a spoon rest to match as I recall.
We collected recipe cards along with the recipes. I had started canning and found labels. I must not have used them because most of them were in the drawer!
Now where are my recipes? Most of them are in my Documents in a folder called My Recipes. Many have appeared on this blog.
Where do you keep yours?
I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Be sure to stop by and see what everyone has done.