I have received some precious gifts in the past year, as my grandparents said goodbye to their homes, as they parted with items that I imagine they had pictured passing on to family. I hope to do the same thing some day.
I hope to have something that someone would want. It will probably be my grandparents' things!
My favorite has got to be a cookbook with my grandmother's name handwritten on the front cover. It is a local Legion Auxiliary cookbook, an organization I belonged to in my youth.
Her notes make me feel like I'm in on a fantastic secret. The pages with drips and slops cue me to take notice, there must be a gem near!
[you just can't find this one just anywhere, so pay attention! Mom - is this the bucket recipe you talked about that made tupperware parties extra special?!]
9 c. water
2 c. sugar
4 green tea bags
12 oz. frozen lemonade
12 oz. frozen orange juice
2 c. vodka
7-up or Sprite
Boil sugar and water. Add the tea bags. Cool 2-3 hours. Add the lemonade, orange juice, and vodka. Freeze at least 24 hrs. Serve with 7-up or Sprite. Optional - you may double the vodka.
I love that option. Sort of the kicker - just how tipsy do we want to be???