Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Mennonite Girl Presents.....

Recently I came across an early 1980's collection
of "The Mennonite Girl Presents" children's cookbooks
 written by
Isaac R. Horst, a local Mennonite Historian.
These books are so delightful and 
my co-worker, when she was just 9 years old, was given
"The Little Mother's Cook Book"
by her Grandmother in 1986.
She remembers baking with her Grandmother,
using her own little rolling pin - what fun!
The illustrations and little words of advice
are so sweet throughout these books.

I think this little cookbook collection is absolutely precious
and written with such love.
I wish I owned every copy but thankfully I 
can borrow them from the College Library where I work,
if I want to
 leaf through, read, and maybe even follow a recipe 
for dinner or a snack!

Maybe Becky's little rolling pin, lovingly made by HER Grandpa, will be
used by a little one - cookin' with Gram someday!


Till next time....

5 comments :

  1. Those little local cookbooks are treasures, aren't they?
    I was delighted to read that you and I are on the same trajectory....planning weddings for beloved daughters! If you are comfortable doing so, please email me at the address on my profile and I'll share more details.

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  2. Most interesting. That looks like a great collection! So the name of our blog/cookbook is really nothing new.

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    1. I think MGCC should do a children's (or maybe grandchildren's) version!!???? - complete with little aprons - Oh my!

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  3. Rosella....I loved reading this post. My granddaughter and I enjoy cooking together in my kitchen regularly. She has said to me a number of times that she should have a cookbook too. I must look for a copy of these books for her.

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  4. Kathy was telling us about these cookbooks tonite and I had to come and check out your post. How interesting that you two got to visit on the phone recently! It's a small world after all, isn't it?

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