After showing some photos earlier this month I was asked to share the recipe for this simple Lemon Meringue Pie I made for a family dinner recently so if you're one of those lovely ladies you'll find it over HERE at my food blog...
There's a link in that post for you to download the recipe and save to your computer, or maybe you'd like to print it up and store it in your recipe folder for easy access?
I much prefer to have recipes printed and waiting for me because I browse my home-made recipe folder the same way I'd browse a purchased cookbook. This is especially useful on Monday mornings when I write out the week's menu plan and create a shopping list.
Turning the pages of my battered folder reveals many family favourites that go back further than I can remember, as well as recipes I've found online which now sport scribbled notes down margins and across the ingredients list because I've 'tweaked' them to our personal taste.
As I shared the other day, my plan this year is to create personal hand written recipe folders as birthday gifts for my daughters, but first I'll compile a new one of my very own as this can be the definitive 'spine' I'll refer to when putting their folders together later.
The nice thing about this project is all the practice it will take.
After all, each family recipe MUST be tested before I add them to the girl's books, right?
If you like, I'll share a few here along the way.
Behind the scenes I'm stitching new patterns for the February issue of The Stitchery Club...
...as well as having discussions with my sweet Blossom about her joining Elefantz!
I can't say much right now, but it's no secret we're very close and having her 'here' to work alongside me on a new arm of Elefantz Designs (that will be hers to oversee and run) is giving me a mile-wide-smile.
I've always loved the idea of family businesses. Those "Smith & Sons" kind of signs that swing from the eaves in old western movies appeal to my sense of tradition and keeping people you love close.
Not at all sure what our sign could be, but working side by side will bless our socks off!
We can even set up a crib close-by for bubby when he or she arrives in 26 weeks time.
Oops, I am running ahead of myself - better slow down, catch my breath, and let this unfold one small and joyful step at a time.
Good things take time, people take time.
In the meantime we can have as many 'business meetings' over coffee and cake as we like, and when the time is right and if the Lord is leading, things will just fall into step with our lives.
This will be a gentle direction for sweet Blossom, which is perfect for her health needs.
...for your prayers over my girls, Aisha & Blossom, and their various health issues this week.
All is well, and though they both need more medical treatment and careful monitoring through the remainder of their pregnancies, they are fine and dandy and taking life much easier.
Right now I'm off to change before I pick up Blossom for our first 'business meeting'...at a cafe with great coffee and delicious cake. Such a chore....yeh, right! LOL!
Have a fabulous day!