We had a nice and very busy weekend here in VA. My mom got an itch to clean out the basement…..much to the
dismay excitement of all enlisted to help. Thank goodness that is behind us! Then my sister and I worked on organizing mom’s recipes. So many of our happy memories of growing up, and even today as adults, is sitting around the family table….enjoying a great meal and conversation with family and friends.
If you are anything like us, family recipes are all over the place. In cookbooks, old recipe boxes, binders/folders and shoved in the odd drawer. I’ve probably called my mom 100 times over the years asking for the same recipes over and over. My sister has a good friend (who is a personal chef) who has so kindly offered to create a family cookbook for us to keep my mom’s recipes all in one place.
In trying to get everything together we set up a free Dropbox folder and started indexing and copying recipes over. The best thing about this is that I have installed the Dropbox app on my phone and iPad so now all of my mom’s recipes are literally available from anywhere. We had so much fun going through the recipes and reminiscing. Some of the cards were written out by my great-grandmother and long gone relatives…. We sortof scratched our heads wondering why it took us so long (and the circumstances that lead us here) to do this. I highly recommend it. We now have over 100 recipes in this central location…and still need to go through mom’s cookbooks to copy over her “tried and trues.”
Anyways, my sister and I had a great chuckle over the text to the right of my mom’s Spinach Salad recipe (you might need to click on the photo to maximize it). This recipe has been a go to for years and the recipe must have come from the back of a spinach bag…..many years ago as you can tell from the copy here….
My sister and I were laughing so hard at the “So Easy on the Housewife” comment, especially since back then the spinach had to be washed like 15 times before you could get all of the grit off the leaves. Those housewives would be blown away by our triple washed baby spinach bags, don’t you think?
We have more family and friends come in town today and tomorrow. Now I have an arseonal of recipes at my fingertips. Now, what to cook?