One trip to Liberty Supply downtown for the carpet tiles and glue ----and THREE trips to Lowes for different things we needed throughout the day.
I still wanted to take a quick chance to “clean something out” and while DH was hooking up the trailer to his pickup so we could go load up the carpet tiles ----I decided that 15 minutes was all I was going to need to dig myself in and out of the place where I keep my recipe books --- in an old Eastlake style icebox!
I found this piece many years ago while living in Idaho – and it has followed me place to place to place always having a place to rest in my kitchen. It is SO beat up, but I love the detail on it. Can you imagine not having a fridge, and just having an “ice box” to keep things cool and from being spoiled?
My mom remembers when the ice man would come up and down the street selling ice. Dealing with a drippy pan full of water from the ice run off on a daily basis is something I’m glad that I don’t have to do. But I still love my old ice box and think of the memories it has and who must have been so happy to have it.
I was NOT happy with this jumble of recipe books stuffed into here! The problem is ----there seems to be a growing trend of quilt guilds, schools and church groups doing their own recipe book --- and guess what I am often gifted when I speak at a guild that HAS a recipe book?! A RECIPE BOOK!! And I’ve saved them all. What’s a girl to do?
I decided to weed out what I could to make it a bit more accessible. I still don’t know what to do with the over-abundance of recipe books.
Any ideas? What are you doing in your own kitchen that helps you slim some of this stuff down?
I do love to thumb through recipe books when I don’t know what to cook, but am looking for inspiration on SOMETHING to try ----but too many cook books is not working for me!
The Joy of Cooking cook book is one that my grandmother gave to me as a wedding gift. I won’t get rid of that one, ever!
It’s a little bit better ---but I’m saying no to any more cook books!
There is a guy coming this morning to measure the openings for the front and back door installations. I’m supposed to be at Physical Therapy at 11, but if those times overlap, I’m in a bit of a bind – I tried to call the Physical Therapy place this morning to reschedule, and I get a “disconnected” message! UGH!
Have a great FRIDAY everyone!!