I am rising to your challenge in the The Grandma Mabel Memorial Recipe Box Show & Tell Contest.
Behold, the recipe binder that belonged to my paternal grandmother, Ingrid Johnson. It has recipes in both Swedish and English, some handwritten by Grandma, some cut from magazines and newspapers.
And some typed on a Swedish typewriter.
And here is one of her recipes from that binder.
Norwegian Butter Cookies
Cream 1 cup butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until very light. Sift 2 cups cake flour, 1/2 tsp salt, and add gradually. Add 1/3 cup ground unblanched almonds and mix well. Chill overnight. Shape into 1/2-inch balls and garnish with a piece of candied fruit or peel. Bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
But wait! There’s more!
This is a cookbook, published in 1929, from my birthplace, Worcester, Massachusetts. It was sent to me by a reader (Hi Kate!) a couple of years ago. It’s a compilation of prize-winning recipes sent into the local newspaper, the Worcester Evening Post. Every recipe has the name of person who sent it in, along with her address.
When I received it, I flipped it open at random and on the page it opened to, I found a recipe that was sent in by my maternal grandmother, Trudy Audette.
Do I get extra credit for this?
A Dog in Need
There’s a dog named Phoebe who is undergoing some serious medical stuff after a terrible accident — you can read about her here.
The vet and clinic have generously donated time and expertise, but this poor dog’s recovery will be expensive and has drained their available resources. There’s a Paypal button on the blog entry I’ve linked to above. If you have a few extra bucks, please consider donating.
Rabbitch has posted about this situation far more eloquently than I, here.
Happy New Year!
Lucy, the KOARC, and I had a nice quiet New Year celebration at home last night. We had champagne, Lucy had some ‘nip, and a good time was had by all!
Lucy may have had a bit too much of the catnip, for here is where I found her this afternoon:
Asleep, with her face in a trash bag.