I'm sure ours is not the only household that's discussing Thanksgiving plans lately....
We decided about a week ago that we would be spending the day at home just the two of us....we'll call the kids, maybe facetime, maybe zoom. Definitely not like getting a hug in person or sitting across the table from them that's for sure. What a big let down....no kids, grandkids, or big turkey dinner!
This got me thinking about what are we going to fix for the two of us?
So I started going through all of my recipes....does anyone use recipes besides me anymore?
My mother was a collector of recipes and recipe books. Thanks to her, I can't throw out a recipe book and I treasure every hand written recipe like its gold.
When I hold my mother's recipe for Rhubarb Custard Pie in my hand I can not only smell it baking in the oven, but also I can see my dad brimming with pride as he tells her, "the best pie I've ever tasted!" My mother's pies were awesome and those recipe cards are her legacy. The best of them covered with stains, splashes, and smudges, I can just picture her hands covered in flour rolling out the crust like a true master baker.
I never have learned the art of her perfect pie crust or her heavenly homemade bread.
So here I am with a pile of delicious recipes at my disposal and no ambition to attempt any of them. Am I sounding sad and pathetic about it all?? Enough for you to bake an extra pie and send it to the Sall's??
this recipe must have been the talk at the flower shop, it was written on a sales ticket April 1962 by someone other than my mother, maybe she was busy making a corsage
The truth is I never acquired the love of cooking and thank God I married a man that can. So we won't go hungry, we'll just be family-starved in this crazy time of Covid 19 just like everybody else. Meanwhile I've made some tea and will continue looking at the recipes that mother left for me and remember all the good times sitting around the table telling stories and eating the best food ever!
P.S. We'd try your pie if you're feeling ambitious.