No tears this week, I promise.
Last week, I wrote about Mom and Dad’s anniversary which made a lot of us cry, especially me. But I am so thankful that I have this blog to document their love. I can’t wait for my boys to read it when they are older, so they can see the value of a committed marriage.
I LOVED reading all of your comments. You have no idea how much they mean to me. Many of you have parents with similar love stories and anniversaries. It was beautiful to read.
I have said before that Mom used to write for our local town newspaper about 20 years ago.
I remember her working on her recipes at home. She was so cute!
Each week she would be “stressing” over what recipes to include in her article. Many times we were her “guinea pigs” trying out her recipes.
At first, her column in the paper just included the recipes. But then she suggested to the editor that they add pictures to her column. The editor agreed, and then Mom became a “food photographer” as well.
Many times I remember her taking pictures of our food on our plates before we began eating. Hmmmm…..that sounds a little like us bloggers, doesn’t it?
I remember her setting up the table for each picture. If it was around a holiday, she would add decorations to go with the theme.
Sometimes her pictures would include members of our family, or a friend from work, or props from around our house.
The picture for today’s column that I am sharing with you makes me smile.
That is our kitchen counter, Mom’s black purse, and her cute little keys. Precious.
The note she wrote says, “Potluck supper at the Gillum’s tonight! 7:30”
Doris Gillum was Mom’s life-long best friend. She loved Doris. She used to tell us stories of funny things they would do together as young wives and mothers. They were best friends for over 40 years! God truly blessed them with a very special friendship.
Instead of writing out Mom’s article, I decided to scan it. I think it is more fun to actually see the article.
I love all of these recipes, especially the hash brown casserole. It is soooo delicious. I make this for every church potluck or family gathering that I go to. Except instead of using the bag of hash brown potatoes and a large onion, I use the Ore Ida Potatoes O’Brien which has red and green peppers already mixed in it. Delish! I also like to sprinkle buttered corn flakes on top of my casserole for some extra “crunch”.
I hope you enjoy these recipes!
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!