The Mace Family Cookbook
I have an old cookbook from David’s great grandmother. I love that cookbook. If I am going to make anything I have to check the Mace Family cookbook for a recipe first. If there is one in there I have to make it over any other recipe I have. I guess that’s part of being married to a Mace.
The pages are yellowed and the corners are dog eared but that just shows it has been loved a lot. I want to share some of the “wisdoms” that she has sprinkled throughout the book.
My favorite recipe is this one:
- Take 1 Green Valley, half dozen boys, 2 or 3 dogs, a pinch of Pecan Creek and some pebbles
- Mix the boys and dogs well together
- Put them in the Valley stirring constantly
- Pour the creek over the pebbles and the boys feet
- Sprinkle the valley with wild flowers
- Let the deep blue sky spread over all
- Bake in the sunshine
- When brown, set in a cool bathtub – lightest of dirt first
- Then they will be preserved as good men later
Sometimes when I’m standing at the kitchen sink looking out over the valley I can hear the giggles of the boys as they run around the valley and splash in the creek. Their laughter coming up across the fields and into the kitchen window.