I read the Pioneer Woman’s blog religiously. When I grow up I want to be the Pioneer Woman. Well, except for the whole living-on-a-ranch thing. And having 4 kids. And being married to a cowboy. But beyond that…
Anyway, one of the great things about the Pioneer Woman is that she created Tasty Kitchen. It’s a place where people can share recipes and find new ones. Needless to say, I’m a member, and I have my own recipe box there. I plan to put all my recipes I share on this blog on Tasty Kitchen so that you can all have printable versions if you like. And to further spread my cooking influence. heh.
Anyway, here’s a permanent link to My Recipe Box. I don’t have many recipes in there just yet, but I’ll continue adding more and more.
Over the weekend, we had another large winter storm. I’m always so tired of winter by this time of year. Sigh.
In any case, snow storms make me want hot chocolate. And as far as hot chocolates go, this is one of my favorites. Mexican hot chocolate. It’s like regular hot chocolate, but with attitude. And spice. I was first introduced to it by my friend Elizabeth at the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. And since there’s not much reason to go to the farmer’s market in the dead of winter, I had to make my own.
So my grandma likes to bake. And make people eat. She’s a food-pusher extraordinaire. It’s a good thing she makes delicious food.
However, she has a terrible problem with her actual written recipes. Her recipe box is large and filled to overflowing with recipes written on scraps of paper and ancient recipes now unreadable.
So, for her birthday, my sister and I took on the arduous task of coming up with a new system for her.
We started by scanning her recipes onto our computers. We have hundreds of scans that look something like this:
In a future time,
Children will work together
To build a giant cyborg!
First person to name that tune & the band who sings it wins!*
(*Disclaimer: No prizes actually involved. Winning only good for gloating to friends who may or may not read this blog.)
I made a robot onesie. Hee hee. It makes me smile. I actually started this onesie months ago, but then Christmas happened. And since we’ve already established Christmas made me it’s whipping-boy this year, you can guess how that went.