Writing new and old recipes down in Special Recipe Journals for two grandsons has been part of our Christmas preparation this year. You can look back to see the Pizza Casserole recipe and story from Jonathan to see one thing placed in their very own books.
Also, I have a great book that Mama gave me while I was in 9th grade that I still use to this day. I have an extensive library of cookbooks but always use my cook-in book as my go to book when I need something creative. My search began on one of my favorite book sites http://www.abebooks.com but could not find it there. Then it was on to http://www.Amazon.com and lo and behold there were several copies available. I chose one by reading the condition details and am I ever thankful. I know these guys are going to get a lot out of this one.
Our Christmas celebration with my eldest son, his wife and 3 boys will be this coming Saturday and I’m really looking forward to seeing them create a Gingerbead Village in the kitchen, then use a couple recipes I’ve chosen from the variety of cookbooks we found for their library.
One source I chose is http://www.Current.com which is a place I shopped and was so pleased years ago, about 40 to be precise, when I began my life library of culinary selections. Several books were chosen and that just started the trek to build the beginnings of a great library for them.
A friend shared with me via facebook a deal from Taste of Home, who doesn’t like Taste of Home, I mean really? $5.00 per book with free shipping for a specific amount. I racked up, let me tell ya.
One of the selections chosen
Right after that http://www.foodnetwork.com sent me a great deal, yep you guessed it, one I could not refuse. Among others Paula Deen’s 1st Children’s Cookbook was a prime choice; yes a great choice. Well, I did get one I had on my Wish List for some time, The Lady & Sons, spiral book from back in the day….YAY, love it.
So between the 3 sources I’ve mentioned at last count I have 17 books for them plus their individual personal journal recipe books to be written by them, their family members, who by the way are all great cooks, and their friends.
I’ll certainly be sure to post some pics after our celebration and their hand at creating their delectables.
Merry Christmas 2012 (Glad to be back in the swing of things)