Thursday, August 5, 2010
Flashback Friday ~Better Homes and Gardens
Every Friday I try to feature a flashback. My flashback this Friday is food related, but more about a memory than a recipe. I made Reuben sandwiches this week (no pics - we were hungry!). While I was assembling the ingredients to make the sandwiches I realized I had no Thousand Island dressing which is pretty key to the taste.
Now, I am an internet searching fiend...I can find anything I need, just give me enough time. But at that moment I didn't really want to take even the 5 minutes it might take me to search and find a recipe that I felt I could rely on, so I fell back on a recipe from one of the cookbooks I've owned the longest.
While I have older cookbooks in my collection, the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook is possibly the one I first acquired. My wonderful big sister, who just celebrated a birthday yesterday gave me this cookbook when I moved into my first apartment during college.
It's a gift giving tradition she has continued and one that I love! Many of my very favorite cookbooks, several of them signed by the authors were given to me by my sister Cindy. Along with the cookbook she gave me this cute bookmark, which I also collect. I recall her telling me that it was the only food related one she could find. The cover has seen better days, but it still works for me!
On one tragic note, I realized as I was browsing through the book and flashing back to this memory that 22 years has passed since I received it. Can I really be that old?????? EEEKS My only consolation is that I will always be 9 years younger than my sister!!!! hehehe
In addition to this weeks flashback I thought I would share a few early August things from my yard this week. Here is one of the last of my favorite daylilies this year
I'm so glad I bought this sunflower a few weeks ago.
It's really brightening up the bed its in.
This daylily isn't letting up yet!
This little guy posed long enough for me to get a few shots
This little ice plant is finally blooming
Another newly opened this week, this purple bee balm
And not quite opened rudbeckia...black eyed susan
How about one more day lily...may as well enjoy them while they are still around
These marigolds are almost glowing
A self sown nigella..not sure where it came from because I haven't had any in the yard for a couple of years.
I'm showing you half of my bubbling rock flower bed because I like the yellow blue thing I have going. The other half isn't cooperating with that theme though lol.
My little jungle corner with an angel peeping through.
If anyone has a Flashback of any kind please add your link below. It can be a flashback of any kind!
I'm also participating in Foodie Friday at Design's by Gollum
And Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time
Go check out all of the pretty blooms!