So we had one day worker left last Friday morning and seeing as it was too wet to tear up the roads, he and DH sat at the dining room table and visited for much of the morning. We love Tye. He's living in the mountains now. hunting bear for a living. Yes, you can make a living doing that and Tye is a master at it. He invited DH out for a bear hunting expedition and I know how much he's going to love that. I may have to go drag him off of the mountain.
Closer to noon, our college girl ran off with her Daddy and they headed east to check on the rain. DH called me soon after and said one of our friends who helped us work this week, was headed out to visit. LOL. They just keep coming back. So I pulled out leftovers and paper plates and another extended visiting session ensued. But Matt's like family, as is Tye, and our door is always open.
Weather is always a pertinent topic in these parts and it made me laugh to see these two comparing radar maps. Neither one is particularly tech savvy, but they are both avid weather watchers:
Matt brought us this:
A few weeks ago, when he and Amanda were over, they brought up a cookbook they had run across at the vet supply store in town. It piqued our interest and we planned on asking about it the next time we were at Paul's, but Matt showed up with a copy for us on Friday.
This is my kind of cookbook. Its got history and stories
and recipes that are shared in the best way!
I love how they just photocopied the actual recipes from the recipe cards or from pieces of paper or from wherever the recipes were found. The handwritten recipes and added notes and additions or substitutions scribbled in the margins add such a personal touch.
So much more charming than having everything typed and orderly.
I have already decided that I will need a few more copies of this book for gifts. I haven't had the chance to really devour it yet, but it is waiting in the wings for those spare moments between batches of rolls and sinks of dishes.
Through the years I've collected a good number of recipes that have made it to the best loved recipe book:
I posted about a few years back here.
Now that we are empty nesters, our eating habits have changed. I no longer have a need for washtub sized casseroles or desserts that serve a small country. However, I still find myself searching out new recipes to add to the collection. I still love cookbooks, but I have learned to be much more selective of those that will earn a spot in my cookbook library.
This one has earned a spot.