Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Attitude of Gratitude ...Day 11

(Back posting.....)

Tonight, I spent time working on my notebook for Jessica Sprague's Stories In Hand Class.

I loved this quote - one of the many she is sprinkling throughout the class assignments.

I also spent time working on my "big" Christmas present for several family members - a recipe collection (created digitally as 4x6 cards) which includes recipes from my grandmas, aunts, mom and some I've collected from friends.

This project has made me realize how many stories in my life weave in and out of food.

Take this recipe, from Cydni for example.

(I'm using Melanie Colosimo's Recipe Card Templates from Oscraps.com
& Punchbuggy kit from Jan Crowley - Queen of Quirk - now at 2 Peas in a Bucket.com)

Cyd gave me this recipe during my first year at Asbury Seminary (1994-1995), when we were suite-mates in Orleans House (the on-campus women's housing). It was an easy recipe to make - only four ingredients - and we could bake six cookies at a time in my toaster oven in our third-floor kitchenette.

There were several nights when we - my floor mates and I - would bake cookies, and as quick as we could take them off the cookie sheet, the guys would eat them.

I would also bake cookies when I was stressed, eat a couple, then leave the rest out on plate on the table in the lounge - the next morning, without fail, the plate would be empty.

Anyway, I still find myself making Cake Mix Cookies when I need an easy cookie to take to a dinner or event. It's a "keeper" when it comes to my recipe stash.

Here's a quote, I found that kinda sums up what I've found about this recipe project

Food is so primal, so essential a part of our lives,
often the mere sharing of recipes with strangers
turns them into good friends. That's why I love this community.
~Jasmine Heiler, about recipezaar.com

1 comment:

  1. I remember baking cookies in your toaster oven. I also remember that I was the only one who ever figured out the convection oven downstairs.

    Our family also has a lot of stories connected to food. Is it a farm family thing? I don't know.


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