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. http://www.alpacafarm.com/updates_archive.htm