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Thursday, January 3, 2013


This is my first time to challenge myself or others on my blog. I have been blogging this pat year and I see all the fun people have doing things together so I want to be in on the fun as well. I also want to challenge myself. You see since 1976 I have collected cookbooks....

These are a few cookbooks from my collection.
I just love snowmen. I am leaving these guys out for January!! Who know???....we MAY get some snow here in Oklahoma!!

And yes those are cookbooks on the top shelf!! What can I say? I LOVE my books.
On with the daughters have challenged me to USE my books for more than wall cover. Now mind you I cook all the time but there are many books in my collection I have never used. I have never admitted to that before!!! This year I am going to start with the goal of actually putting the books to use. This is what I have carefully thought through and come up with as a way that I can expand my cooking horizons as well as make use of my rather extensive collection. I will choose a cookbook a week (52 in a year....I CAN do simple math!!) and feature it on FOOD FOR FRIDAYS. I will select a recipe from that book and show you step by step how I prepared it. You can then repeat and make the same recipe that I did or if you have access to the featured book you can make a recipe from within it of your choice and share it with me. During that week I will than be free to show other recipes from that cookbook or any tried and true favorite that I may be whipping up. If I have enough interest I will set up a linky party (If some techy blogger out there will help me...please!! I am a novice at this stuff but willing to try.) Then we can show off our finished products and share. That's what makes it fun...the sharing. I hope you will join me in moving out of our culinary comfort zones into trying new things for our menus in 2013. I may even create a button (HELP...again!!) so we can have our own logo!! I am excited to share and to meet new friends!! Tomorrow is the starting Friday!!! If this is a success it will probably only take me 10 years to get through all my books!!!
Today I am going to work really hard to finish the "Holy Toledo" quilt top that I have been working on since April. I only have the top sashing to attach and then the borders. I have the borders made and ready to sew on so it should go pretty quickly. This quilt is going to be mine. It will always remind me of Jeffrey. I started this before his bone marrow failed in late April. It will be a warm hug from him each time I wrap up in it. I will always LOVE you dear!!

I LOVE shirting plaids and colors. And yes it was made from Thrift Store Shirts. I ordered the backing fabric from Connecting Threads and it should be here today or tomorrow. This project is on my January....Get it Done List...I am trying.
Off to pick a cookbook and get ready for tomorrow's FOOD FOR FRIDAYS. I can't wait. Let me know if you will be joining me too!!

Happy Trails,

Mtn Mama




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  2. I love this idea, Sue!! Looking forward to your recipes. Maybe Kevin will like them too!

  3. The quilt is beautiful and it is a lovely hug from Jeffrey.


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