Monday, December 29, 2008

A Good Weekend & A Recipe Request

Well, my long weekend was a good one. I rested, and visited with family (we were lucky enough to have people over two nights in a row!), and did some studying (although I am really struggling with motivation for that!).

I also cleaned the chicken coop, and put out new bedding - those birds sure can make a mess quickly! They're still laying pretty solidly, though, so I guess they can be as messy as they like. And I cleaned out a bit of the garden and turned the compost pile. I know, I know - it doesn't sound like much, but I did get something accomplished this weekend.

Now to the request - Hannah's Mom is working on a fundraising cookbook and is looking for recipes. Do you have an extra special dish you make that you'd be willing to share instructions for? If so, would you send it along? Here's the e-mail:

My mom and dad are putting together a cookbook as a fundraiser for my new room. They would love for you to help out by sending them a recipe or two or three or more that you really like. Maybe it’s a heirloom recipe that you HAVE to bring to a family gathering or they won’t even let you in… maybe it’s your favorite comfort food… or maybe it’s your favorite decadent indulgence.

There are really no real “rules” but when submitting more than one recipe please make sure they are different kinds of dishes! Although it would be fun they don’t want to end up with 300 dessert recipes and one casserole. Please proofread your recipes. Mom and Dad might be able to figure out that “ground beff” should really be “ground BEEF” but they won’t know if you typed 1 teaspoon and really meant 1 tablespoon. If you can, please do not use abbreviations. Abbreviations might end up in the cookbook but if you don’t use them in your submissions it will make it easier to get your recipe printed correctly in the cookbook. If you can, submit each in a separate e-mail with the category you see the recipe fitting and the
recipe name listed as the subject. Example: Side dish – Baked Mac n’ Cheese

Some category suggestions: Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Beverages, Vegetables, Side Dishes, Main Dishes and Casseroles, Breads and Rolls, Cakes, Candies, Cookies, Desserts, and the much loved, “Other.”

We are all really excited about this project and appreciate your help in getting the recipes together! Please send your recipes to to make it easier for Mom and Dad to keep them all together and not miss one. Thanks!

Hannah and her family

I know we have some extraordinary cooks out there, so if you've got a great recipe just waiting to burst forth onto the cooking scene, this is your chance! :) And thanks for taking time to read this - you guys are the best!



Daisy said...

Terri, is sounds like you did a lot of work during the weekend you were supposed to be resting! It's nice you got to have visitors though.

I will see what recipes I can come up with to email for the cookbook. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri, I will search for some special recipes to share with Hannah's parents. Have a great day.

Terri said...

Thank you, Daisy and Mildred! I know they appreciate the help!