Since May is 'Scrapbooking Month' as well as Mother's Day coming up, I thought it was a good time to share my grandmother's cookbook with you.
Until not long ago, she would bake a cake every 2 days, so that she and my grandfather could have home made cake with their daily 3pm coffee . She's a bit old for that now - almost 92 - so she recently sent me her book to keep. I thought I was just getting some recipes ... instead I got a German history lesson : newspaper clippings of her engagement 1937, ration stamps from 1940 , invoices for painters from 1939 and her own mothers 'Motherpass' which I guess you got when you had 3 or more children. ... .
And yes, there are many recipes as well .... mostly for baking, rarely with butter ... all splattered with bits of batter.
I'm thrilled to have this book of hers ... and I love the 'oldfashioned' way of scrapbooking. Maybe now I don't need to feel so bad that my own wedding announcement is in a box along with my sons' babypictures and first drawings. It might just make my grandchildren quite excited one day.