Wednesday, August 22, 2007
A special family cookbook
My mom gave me this cookbook when my husband and I got married. The book is about a young lady who shortly into the story, gets engaged to be married..and then married. Each chaper has a short story and ...then they EAT! In EVERY chapter they EAT! LOLOL All the recipes are from scratch and Bettina (the lady in the story) keeps an emergency shelf. I guess that is what I call my pantry..but then EVERY meal is an emergency at my house! My son is so hungry all the time that every meal is an emergency to his stomach!
Here my Grandmother had put her name and the year she was married: 1930
Then my mom put her name and year of marriage: 1955, and then she put my name and the year my husband and I married : 1979
I checked inside to see the date it was published. Can you believe it was published in 1917? I think I better take better care of it! Some day it will have our daughters name in it. One of my prized possessions.
I looked in it yesterday for a recipe for gingerbread. I have been wanting to make gingerbread and a lemon sauce. I have NO idea where I ever heard of these together. No one in my family can remember eating this. Have you ever had gingerbread with lemon sauce?