Friday, January 4, 2008

Recipe Box

Kay and Ann over at Mason-Dixon Knitting (sorry, don't have the energy to link) are having a show your recipe box contest. Here's mine.

And open.

Yeah, it's not organized. The little dividers are sitting in the back, unused, still in their plastic packaging, even.

Mom got this for me 10-15 years ago, I think. * Unfortunately, it doesn't fold, so you can't do the magic fold technique that every kid in MN knows. (For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, look at her knees. Now imagine what they might look like if you folded it so that the knees end up in the chest area. )

Now, for a recipe from that box.

This recipe, in Mom's handwriting,(notice how she personalized the mouse) embodies the taste of summer to me. Very refreshing!

And, for some reason, this one is the taste of fall.

Talk about retro. Who cooks with candy orange slices anymore?

Me. Now I have to make a town run to buy candy orange slices and dates. I have a hankering for some comfort food.

Mom update: We had a very rough night, she was restless and not much sleep was had. Then, yesterday morning, all of a sudden she started hanging her head, walking with a shuffle, and her arms were loose. She tried to sit down on the window sill, then leaned against me and was saying I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I got her to the couch, and by the time I got blankets tucked around her, she was fast asleep. At first I had thought she was having another seizure, or something, but I think that she just all of a sudden got tired. She slept for a few hours.

We were worried about her speech, because Wed night when we got home from the ER she wasn't really talking, just doing her little singing, why oh why oh why song. Last night she sang along to "She'll be coming round the Mountain" with me, so I think she is ok. Another night with not a lot of sleep though.

We will go to Mayo for an EEG and neurologist consult. I guess that is a benefit to living close to Rochester.

* Being from MN, it pains me to say I can't (refuse to) use their products anymore. Not after this. Warning, this site contains graphic photos of many dead alpacas, caused by tainted LOL feed.


Miss T said...

Wonderful recipe cards!

rilera said...

Oh Annie, I hope your Mom is OK. And I hope that you are doing OK too. This is stressful for us caregivers. Take care yourself and keep us posted on how things go with your Mom.

I love the recipe cards! I have Mom's recipe file and many of the recipes are handwritten like your Mom's.

Take care of yourself Annie.

Anonymous said...

First time visitor...and I had to say your blog made me cry. I'm so sorry to read about your mom. I hope that things go well...I can't imagine how hard it is. I started reading the blog with a smile when you mentioned the trick with the land o' lakes butter box...we did that as kids, Ohio! Good luck with your mom. I'll peep in from time to time...and will definitely say a prayer for you.

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Love the recipe box, and what a treasure to have recipes in your mom's handwriting. I know I'll treaure my mom's recipes forever. Hope she's doing better this evening. You're a wonderful daughter, Annie. Your mom is a very lucky lady.

flintysooner said...

Well, it is still ok to keep the recipe box. The recipes so remind me of my mother's.