Saturday, August 25, 2012

101 Days of Gratitude - Day #12


Then

Now

Today I'm really grateful that my mother taught me to cook and instilled in me a love for creating new recipes and trying new foods. I still use the orange 5-ring binder Betty Crocker Cookbook that she gave me 20 years ago when I was leaving home to set up my own household. I have notes to improve Betty's recipes, tabs for favorites and have even added my own creations in plastic sleeves in the back of the cookbook. I'm grateful that my mother took the time to encourage my love for cooking...despite all the horrific messes I made of her kitchen!