Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Old Recipe Books - WWII "Forward" Challenge

(p.s. my mom made corn meal mush - I hated it!)

As much as I love looking at Pinterest, there is nothing like researching old cook books.  My mother-in-law is downsizing, so that we don't have to do it...she is healthy, but wants to go through her stuff while she still can.  Pretty wise on her part. 

She has been working in her basement, packing up a few boxes each week or so.  She then has been "donating" them to me and my business.  

She is an excellent cook!  Her cook book collection consists of hundreds of books!  She has parted with a few to date.  This one is one of them.

I think the last picture, the "forward" to this cook book, speaks volumes.  I wonder, in this day of drive through, fast food, I want what I want, "have it your way" - generations since....could we do with less or even with out?

Here is a challenge, let's try to think of ways to make do with less.  What can "I" do in my own little world to conserve, reduce, reuse or repurpose?

I will post about the changes I make or do - in a monthly or biweekly series called "ReUse, Use Less, ReDo."  Feel free to leave a comment and share your ideas with the rest of us.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  


TexWisGirl said...

a neat bit of history. yes, we are selfish and spoiled.

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Jacky! Great job for your MIL to do this while she can! And so nice of her to 'donate' to your cause! I have really been on a sell what I don't need cycle lately. Some things sold; the others I'll have to donate. For some reason, I just want to get rid of things I no longer want or use. My tastes are changing to a more minimal lifestyle. I still wished i could buy a farm in the country! Maybe one day! I love the series you are starting! I can hardly wait to read more! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!