My grandmother organized her recipes and newspaper clippings alphabetically. It seems appropriate to start with the Aâ€™s in my quest to sort through and cook from her file.
Today I made labels for the sections in the new folder I got last week. Then I went through the papers that had fallen out of the old folder. Most of them came from the A,B, and C sections but a few were difficult to categorize (an obituary in a recipe file?).
There are some really, really old handwritten recipes in the Bâ€™s and Câ€™s. Bread, cake, and cookies were ever popular with my grandparents and great grandparents! I think looking at these old recipes will always take my breath away and leave me more than a little awestruck at what Iâ€™m holding. I promise, those slips of paper, ingredient lists, and vague instructions will be on here soon.
Until then Lee and I are off on a weekend visit to my auntâ€™s house. I canâ€™t wait to relax by the pool and catch up with my aunt. I also have the urge to do come canning before the summer is over so hopefully I can pick up some jars on our travels.
Next week Iâ€™ll be making something using this lovely kitchen inheritance.
Does anyone want to guess what Iâ€™ll be making?