Thursday, August 25, 2016

Food Memories

 It's weird growing up without a mother. Through many stages of life you wonder how things would be if you had one.  Through many marriages of my own (a post/posts for another time), I never gave it much thought because I was too wrapped up in my own life. And maybe it's because I'm older now but I've spent a lot of time thinking about my mom. I pulled out all of her old recipes to bake for this wedding so she can join us in spirit. I don't know who she was but somehow I think she would have gotten a kick out of this.  Yesterday was her oatmeal raisin cookie day.  I baked 200 of them.

 When I am quadrupling recipes, I line everything up ahead of time.  It's nice to have everything measured out and ready to go.

Five hours later my 'dead mother' cookies are packed and ready for the wedding.

* BTW..I burned out an older KitchenAid, not my OctoberFarm mixer.  That's sort of my show mixer.  I look at it more than I use it!

14 comments:

Gemmagirl said...

Thanks for mentioning your Octoberfarm mixer is alive and well and kicking. It's at times like weddings or major life events that we wish " if only" our loved ones were with us. Just looking at the recipe card with your mothers writing must bring a pang to your heart.
Keep churning out those cookies and treats. All the best
Diana

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

Oatmeal raisin cookies are amongst my favorite cookies! Most of those I know don't like raisins so I always have those cookies for myself :-)

Have a great day!

Christer.

https://thecottagebythecranelakefour.wordpress.com

StrictlyMystic said...

Those cookies look wonderful! I was lucky enough to have my grandmother in my life until I was an adult, but I still feel close to her when using her recipes. There's just something about sharing food that surpasses time and space.

Guillaume said...

That is a touching and bittersweet post. These cookies look delicious.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That's a wonderful way to include your late mom in her grandchild's wedding.

carol pavlik said...

Love my Kitchenaide when I am making oatmeal cookies (my favorite). Love your blog,I read it every day. My favorite posts were your food for the kids. Are you doing it again this year?

Leeanna Henderson said...

When I married David and moved in, I came across his mom's old recipe box while spring cleaning. It was chock full of old time recipes from her mother and grandmother. It was fun reading about how they baked back the 1880's and early 1900's in Texas.

Cottage Tails said...

I think its rather special you have her handwritten recipes. I'm sure she was watching over you while you baked

1st Man said...

What a great way of including her. The cookies look delicious!

Weekend-Windup said...

Mothers are always with us in all the time. Yummy cookies.

Susan said...

Cooking is a wonderful way to love someone(s).

Heritage Hall said...

The word is, you should excuse the expression, sextuple...
Those bars sound so delish.....

TARYTERRE said...

Having your mother there at the wedding in spirit is definitely in the cards. She lovingly helped you bake all 200 of those oatmeal raisin cookies. No doubt about it.

chickpea678 said...

What a beautiful and true sentiment: that your mom will be there in spirit and participating via her cookies ❤️