|My cherished recipe boxes from my grandmother Leak (left) and grandmother Zachary (right). Look at their handwriting, it tells so much. Guess which one was the 1st grade teacher and which one was the artist?|
|Look at this collection of dinner party menu’s. Certainly, I have no recollection of what was for Christmas dinner in 1975, but it’s nice to know we had oyster dressing, which is still a staple at all of our family holiday meals|
Over the years, I have also, kept a record of my dinner party menus and have several journals dedicated to menus and party ideas. I have never started a recipe box, but do have folders full of magazine clippings and recipes printed from the internet. Of course, my newest “recipe box” is my blog and website. It may not be as quaint, as an old handwritten box of recipes, but it is my way of preserving my family favorites, as well as my original creations. I can only hope that one day, my grandchildren will be appreciative of the history I am collecting in my virtual recipe box.