Wednesday, April 7, 2010


When we were at the sewing retreat, Miss Linda served a salad that I swear only my mom ever made.  At least, I always thought that.  My mom used to serve a pear half with a dollop of mayonnaise and shredded cheddar cheese on top.  In talking with some of the other ladies, they grew up eating that or a variation of it.  Apparently the recipe came from the original Betty Crocker cook book???  Maybe that is where my mom got it from.  It brought back sweet memories.  We chit-chatted about cook books and...

... to my surprise, my dear friend Janice sent me the neatest, sweetest little cook book!  For kids!  Oh my - my four year old just fell in love.  "When can we make sumthin' Mommy?"

I love the way they listed "Extra Special" items like cakes and cookies at the top of the table of contents and "Rules" at the bottom!  Yeah, because you know the saying, "Life is too short - eat dessert first!"

I love this page... When You Set the Table.  Back in the day when etiquette and manners were most important!

Thank you so much Janice for this special gift - one that my kids and I will not only use to build memories, but that I can hand down to them for their kids!

Happy Cooking!

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  1. Mona,
    I grew up eating that. Very cool cookbook. I'll have to ask Mom where she got that recipe.

  2. Oh my! My mom used to do the pears with mayo and cheddar cheese too. Haven't thought about that in forever. Love the old cookbooks. The pictures are the best part about them. Hope you are having a great day! :) Tammy

  3. So glad you and the little ones are enjoying the cookbook. I always loved it and now my grandchildren have one, also. Can't wait to get back together at another retreat!! Also, you older daughters are so talented. Love their art work! Janice

  4. I love, love, love cookbooks. Especially vintage Betty Crocker.