Saturday, August 18, 2007

Best cook book

I will admit it.. I'm a sucker for cookbooks. I love to cook, I love new recipe's.. and i LOVE cookbooks. Expecially the ones organizations sell with a compilations of recipes from people. I got one years ago... I guess four years ago... called Potluck for Patrick. It was a benefit for A little boy named Patrick who was 5 at the time and diagnosed with cancer. it was $20.. well worth it... and i must say. my VERY favorite cook book i have. It has those hard to find recipes that were always made at your family gatherings.. and a couple variations of different ones so you can usually find the one that is what you are looking for. Along the way through the book there are some cute little poems and quotes, not to mention cute recipes that are published just as submitted... like follows...

Recipe for Tomato soup by Patricks cousin...
1 can Campbell's tomato soup
1 can water

Mix soup and can of water in the microwave covered in bowl on high about 3 minutes. then stir and serve. Note:This is my favorite food, but not Patricks.

or

Elephant Stew
1 elephant
Salt and pepper
3 rabbits (jack rabbits preferred)

Cut elephant into bite-size pieces. This should take about 2 months. Add enough brown gravy to cover.. about a swimming pool size. Cook over outdoor fire for about 3-4 months. This will serve 3000 people. If more people than you invited show up, add the 3 rabbits, but only do this if necessary because most people don't like hare in their stew!!

These were seriously in there!! lol... But here are a couple poems that i like

Angel
I thought i saw an angel's face as i looked at the sun;
I thought I heared an angel laugh when i was having fun.
And when I tucked my children in
And closed my eyes real tight,
i though I felt an angel's touch as I turned off the light.
I thought I heared an angel sigh as i ended my long day;
I thought I heared an angel sing as I knelt down to pray.
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When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you growled all day
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Tomorrow is not promised to us, so make the very most of today.
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Two to Wash
There are two to wash, two to dry,
Two who argue and two who cry;
One's in the mud, having a ball,
The other holds a crayon, marking the wall.
Some days seem endless, my patience grows thin;
Why was I chosen to be the mother of two?
The answer comes clear at the end of the day
As I tuck them in bed and to myself say:
"There's two to kiss and two to hug,
And best of all, there's two to love!"
I'll admit in this one in the "why was i chosen to be the mother of two" line it used to say twins instead of two. But as i read it i felt it went with how I feel allot!! So i changed it!!

1 comment:

Diane said...

OK, I know that I've raised fall babies!!! We all get such a rush for home and hearth when the weather starts it's cool down. And a love of books too. Cookbooks are the best!! What did you make? And did you make extras? See... we should all move from this flat land to a land of mid summer nights and pre-fall bliss!! Time to break out the knitting needles.
Love the poems too.