Friday, January 04, 2008

Recipe Box

Kay of Mason Dixon Knitting is currently running a Recipe Box contest. She has called for people to post pictures of their recipe boxes along with a recipe from said box, so here is my entry:

We don't have a box...we have a drawer! This drawer holds all the little pieces of paper from various places and decades with numerous family recipes. i love going through this drawer! it is a culmination of two families coming together! in the spirit of family i am choosing to share 2 from each grandmother!

The first is from my mother's mother:

Mint Lemonade

2 cups sugar
2.5 cups water
1 cup fresh mint
6 oz frozen orange juice
6 tbsp lemon juice

place sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until sugar has dissolved. pour this mixture over the mint. add frozen orange juice and lemon juice. cover and let steep for 1 hour. strain into glass container. cover and keep in refigerator. allow 1/3 of a cup of lemonade to 2/3 cup of water.

this is a handwritten recipe and at the bottom it says, "good"! so funny! it really is good! try it!

This is my father's mother's pecan pie recipe:

Grandmom's Pecan Pie

2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp flour
1/2 stick melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups pecans
pie crust

mix everything but the pecans together well then add the pecans. our into pie crust (either made or bought) and place in 350 degree oven for one hour. makes one pie.



hakucho said...

I also have a recipes drawer, plus about 4 boxes. I love all the old recipes...thanks for sharing yours :)

good luck :)

Lisa W. said...

Love your blue recipe drawer...and thanks for sharing the mint lemonade recipe...goodness, i haven't had mint lemonade in over 20 years (back when i was forced to live in Alabama for a while)...great memory! Like the way you've changed your blog around...cracks me up...sometimes i'll accidently type your url in and feel like such a dork! happy knitting and birthin' and all ;0