The recipe I used for the candy cane cookies came from my mom’s recipe box. Normally, I would have called her and asked her for the recipe, but things have been unusually busy this week- even for this time of the year. So I went to Mom’s house while she was at work to get the recipe. When I opened her recipe box, I was surprised. The box itself is in terrible disrepair and the recipes are fairly disorganized with little newspaper cutouts and big mimeographed papers and everything.
My mom’s hard to shop for. If she wants something, she goes out and buys it. She has enough disposable income and time to do this, so come Christmas time, shopping for her can be hard. I asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she told me she wanted some kitchen dishrags. Gee, Mom, could you pick anything more exciting?!
So I know now what I am going to get her for Christmas. The dishrags she asked for, but I’m going to buy her a new recipe box and recopy all her recipes, especially the weird clippings and stuff so she has a nice, neat recipe box. This will be inexpensive, but a great surprise for my mom.Perhaps your own mom or grandma is hard to shop for- if so, check out their recipe box, they just might need a new one.