Sharing my adventures in the Colorado mountains in the summer, and beautiful Ft. Worth Texas in the winter.
Monday, March 17, 2014
On our trip to Austin my two sisters and I stayed with our Aunt Julie. Julie is 85 years old and was a military wife; married to an Air Force pilot. Julie is a wonderful hostess and great cook....but I had to laugh at one of her cookbooks.
Married in 1950....she finally bought a cookbook in 1959. She said she had no idea what she cooked the first nine years of marriage? My grandmother (Aunt Julie's mom) had ten children...and you would have thought she would have taught her girls to cook, but she liked to do everything herself....and let the kids clean up after.
This well used book, has traveled all over the world. I feel sure she used it to cook for me when I was a guest of her and her husband while they were stationed in Germany , my first trip to Europe.
She told me that the dirtiest pages were her favorite recipes. Her children recently bought her a new copy, but she said she couldn't bring herself to throw this one away.
How could one persons life be so different from winter to summer? Well stick around and see. I live in a cosmopolitan city half of the year and then head to a tiny town in the mountains the other half.....a place full of interesting people, beautiful scenery, wild animals......and great adventures!