Sunday, December 16, 2007

Happy Birthday, Grandma Helen!

We celebrated Grandma Helen’s 95th yesterday with a big meal at our house. I went through her old cook books and found recipes to make a meal—(and with a nod to my good friend Liz) this was the menu:

Beef Stroganoff from the Cowbelles cookbook (c. 1957)

Butter Layer Rolls (Grandma Helen’s recipe)

Wild Rice (given to us by Uncle Andy last Christmas)

Carrots Supreme (my great aunt Lucille Clarke’s recipe)

Green Beans (weight watchers recipe, c. 2007)


Julia made rum balls, tried to make Grandma's almond sugar cookies, but I sent her the wrong recipe (I found the right one later), and brought a gi-normous coconut cake.

It was all very good. We had 20 guests—so it maxed out all of our pots, pans, dishes, etc and was a great and chaotic time with several spilled glasses of water (one of wine), one bloody nose (16-month-old William who slipped and fell and hit his face square on the floor, but was up running around again soon), lots of laughter, and some tears.


The bad Liz said...

One of the doctors at work is using to make a book of all the old family recipes. And it's reasonable!

Mary Timme said...

What a great way to celebrate such a wonderful life such as Grandma Helen's. I felt like I was there.

Any Smith said...

I love the old recipes and the handwriting - tells so many stories.

Have a happy holiday season!