Thursday, November 1, 2018

I'm Very Excited To Read This Cook Book That Is Almost 100 Years Old

Last night, we had our annual Halloween festivities. I made my cauldron of corn chowder, homemade bread, and pumpkin whoopie pies. We also put out some munchies and candy. We've done this every year since 2013. We fed all of our neighborhood family and a very special lady.

Lisa has known Barb for well over a decade. They work together. I had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time at our Anniversary Party last Summer. Barb also attended Lisa's 50th Birthday Bash in August. This year, she joined us for our Halloween festivities.

Barb is a true gem. Time and time again, when she shows up for our special festivities, her light, love, and positive energy radiates through our home...well beyond after she leaves.

She has also decorated our home with gorgeous plants and our kids adore her.

In addition to showing up last night with more beautiful plants, she brought a rare treasure for me to borrow.

A 1920's edition of 'The Bostom Cooking School Cook Book' by Fannie Merritt Farmer.

As an avid cook and baker for over 30 years, I 'bout near fell out of my chair.

This book is one of a kind for so many reasons.

The recipes in this Cook Book are the ones that our grandparents and great-parents and our great-aunts and beyond used. They're the recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation but sadly, they've gotten misplaced and discarded.

I could write blog post after blog post as to why these recipes have gotten pushed aside, but I won't. The only thing I will say is that the digital age and technology and convenience foods have replaced a lot of good, old-fashioned home cooking.

Why make a homemade meal when you can order takeout on your phone while sitting in traffic, right?

I'm so excited that Barb let me borrow this phenomenal Cook Book.

I can't wait to go through it and copy some of the recipes I remember from way back when.

And, I'm determined to use a couple of the baked goods recipes to incorporate into my annual Christmas Baking Day.

Thank you, Barb.

Our door will always be opened for you and you'll always have a place at our table.

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