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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Retirement Center Cookbook






Years ago my church used to own a retirement center for the elderly people to live in. I have a cookbook that these people wrote. I haven't looked through it in a long time. Some of these people have gone home to be with the Lord, and some are still living. I love this cookbook because most of it is just a copy of their own handwriting. Today I made Brunswick Stew from this cookbook. I always make a triple batch and put some in the freezer. I only have to make this 1 or 2 times a year because I always make extra. I made extra to share with a friend also. This stew is so easy and very good. I made sweet cornbread muffins to go with this. I also made homemade hot sauce with my tomatoes and peppers from my garden. Then to top it off I made a Cherry Coke Salad. It is a gelatin salad that is so delicious. These recipes also came from this cookbook. You can go to my cooking blog for these recipes plus many more. I really enjoyed cooking from this special cookbook today.

16 comments:

Alice Grace said...

I don't know how you fit it all into your day! Sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Lucky me! I have just been notified that I'm the friend that will be enjoying that yummy brunswick stew! Val is such a great cook! Can't wait for this one. Thank you my best bud for always thinking about me and showing me your love. You are the best!! Vicki

Julie said...

I love cookbooks like that. Your dinner sounded scrumptious!! julie

Darla said...

Wow a special cookbook. I know somewhere someone is smiling at the fact that you used the cookbook!

Connie W said...

This is a treasure. It's special, having the recipes handwritten.

Midlife Mom said...

Don't you just love old cookbooks?! I read them like a book savoring every page. Must go check out your cherry coke recipe, that sounds interesting!

Your daughter looks so adorable pregnant! She looks the picture of health plus beautiful to boot! That grandson is going to be a handsome one!! I bet you can't wait to get your hands on him and give him a big hug!!!

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I adore Brunswick Stew! I grew up in Virginia (where Brunswick County is located) and ADORE B. stew.

Love your blogs!

Lacy

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day in the kitchen. What a delightful way to spend your time.

Darla said...

Let me know what Vickie wants and I will gladly send them to you, if you live close enough to her, if now tell her to email me and I will send them directly to her. I love to share!

Sal said...

How precious to have a hand written recipe book, and wonderful that you are using and appreciating all the recipes within. Thank you for visiting my journal, and for leaving such kind comments. Have a great weekend!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Okay but once I learned to quilt I forgot how to cook!

Mildred said...

I so love cookbooks like this one. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

Oh wow, what a treasure! I would love to try some of the recipes sometime soon!

Vicki said...

Oh my goodness...that Brunswick Stew was yummy!! Eddie & I enjoyed it so much. I made a pan of cornbread and ice tea to go with it. We played speed scrabble, (we'll have to teach you and Randy this one)and for dessert your banana nut bread and a cup of coffee. What a wonderful evening! Thank you Val for being such an awesome friend! I love you dearly. Everyone in blogland you have to try her recipe. Thank you again and much love, Eddie & Vicki

Jacquelynne said...

That recipe collection really is a treasure. I have never had Brunswick Stew- I may have to try that.

KrisinTN said...

I would love to have a copy of this cookbook. Do you see any recipes by Annie Hughes?