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It's a rainy day in Northern Nevada--again. I just heard we are having the rainiest October on record.
I like it.
I am spending today just going through new magazines that I received in the mail this week.
I've always loved "Taste of the South" and plan on making those yummy looking Pecan Pie filled thumb print cookies for the holidays.
First edition of Christopher Kimball's "Milk Street Kitchen", so excited to get it finally.
I really like it. I like the look of it a lot. It's a teeny bit reminiscent of Cooks Country, but I like that magazine too.
I'll probably get a subscription for the year. It's good reading. If you like this kind of thing.
I've also been enjoying a little this book today:
A Foodies book of days. This is lovely, but not something you read completely in one setting--it's one you read a daily passage of a few times a week. Sometimes I'll read 7 days at one time, but never more than that as they are nice to ponder.
I'm also loving working my way thru (reading, not cooking, but I might do that someday too) How to Celebrate Everything.
This is the perfect cookbook--foodie memoir-- to read early in the morning!
There is a page in this cookbook where Jenny Rosenstrach has a photo of her husband's grandmother's cooking notebook. It has clippings from magazines and handwritten recipes, complete with yellow tape!
(I told you....Jenny and I have so much in common.)
The bottom is Rosenstrach's cookbook, the top notebook is my mom's.
I didn't know that this notebook of my mom's existed until after she passed away, but in it she too, has recipes clipped from magazines and some handwritten family recipes. I think she began this while she was in high school, as some seem to remind me of pamphlets from Home Ec class.
I'll keep it forever...and probably never make Shrimp Elegante or Seaside Supper, but as Jenny says "It's nice to know it's there"
From Jenny's cookbook......
I said I'd never make any of these recipes but
serendipitously (thank goodness for spell check) I found an old recipe that my mom used to make for my husband. He once told her he loved it and she so she would always make it for him when we came to visit. It was a standard. I'm not sure if he loved it as much as she thinks he did, but---maybe. Anyway, he did tell her that (yay him for making my mom feel so good), so she would make this Teriyaki Steak with rice and peas. A throw back to some 1960's international flare!
I think I'll make it for him--for nostalgias sake. We'll see if he really likes it or not.
This will be fun!
And I just loved these people from this page in my mom's homemade notebook.
They are dieters for sure!
Having a good weekend. How about you?