If you’re a Facebook fan, you know that I have been visiting my parents this week. They moved about a month ago (to a different state), and this is the first time I was able to see their new house. They live in a really beautiful area with tons of wildlife.
Turkeys on the run…
Turkeys taking flight
There were also some domesticated beasties:
This beauty is SIXTEEN years old.
Practicing her posing with a professional. Work it.
In addition to molesting all of the critters with my camera, I was excited to see a little, unassuming box.
It was my grandmother’s recipe box. It is only a small portion of all of her recipes, but it is what we have left. Many are written in her own hand, but there are also newspaper and magazine clippings (including a 5 cent coupon for Total – “The delicious vitamin cereal”).
My grandmother was a firecracker of a woman. She loved to drink beer, fish, and cook. She was incredibly tall with wavy, dark brown hair. She was quite a looker.
She also battled cancer for much of her life. The day before my 13th birthday, she passed away.
I’ve decided to share some of her recipes with you this week. Don’t worry – I don’t plan on making the Gelatin Crabmeat Salad or the Poppin’ Fresh Barbecups. You’re welcome.