Today, as I made the cornbread and the pecan pie bars I realized that my empty nest has also resulted in an empty pantry. I thought I had everything I needed but when you don't bake or even cook much you lose track of inventory. I found I was inconveniently out of baking powder this afternoon. Ten years ago I would have never been out of baking powder... or brown sugar. There was a time in my life that we always had something freshly baked in our house. I have made many cookies, cakes and brownies in my life but not many in the last 5 to 10 years... except for the holidays.
Another cooking realization today happened when I looked up at my counter and saw this....
|3 generations of recipes.|
The handwritten cards, the cookbook and the computer.
This year I am thankful for my family, the opportunity to cook for a full house and grandsons who dump out my recipe box! I hope you all enjoy some good food and some good times this Thanksgiving!