Saturday, February 28, 2015
RECIPES FROM ELIZABETH
This is my friend Elizabeth. Most of you know her story and that I've been visiting her, first at her home and then after she fell, in a Assisted Living Facility. She's 98 and I only dream to be as sharp as her.
She was so excited when I got my KitchenAid and since it was impossible to show her in person, I took a picture of it and gave it to her on my last visit.
Today, when I arrived she had several recipes for me. Here she is with then laying on her lap. They are almost as old as she is. The pages tatted, torn, and faded. She was excited because most of then are bread recipes and she knows I'm anxious to make bread with my new bread hook.
There is a bagel recipe, a 5" popover recipe and a "Real" German Chocolate Cake...No mix here, and the Coconut Pecan frosting from scratch. The hard part. She wants me to try all of them, and either take a picture or bring her some. Her son is making me copies so she can keep her originals.
Today I told her that I was learning so much from her....and she said she was learning from me too. She pointed to a letter that had a "forever" stamp on it and told me she will love me forever. Brought a tear to my eye. I do love this dear woman.