Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, though not considered politcally correct these days, is a favorite both to read and decorate with. The food descriptions are terrific! Shall I share just one? Okay, talked me into it:
To make the sweet potato orange baskets, I mash peeled boiled sweet potatoes, add beaten eggs, butter, cream, salt, and few spoonfuls of orange blossom honey and a little grated orange peel. I cut oranges in half, scoop out the contents, serrate the edges so that the half-shells look as though a large and accurate fox had bitten them; fill the shells with the potato mixture, dot with butter, and place in a hot oven to brown. A handle of orange peel may be added, but this is only elegance and gets in the way.
Is it just me or does that sound great for Easter Dinner?
Next up is my grandmother's childhood book of Andersen's Fairy Tales followed by Blake's Poetical Works purchased for me by my nieces knowing how much I love Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright Blake. Then Esther in Maine written by Flora Longfellow Turknett (good Maine name, say what?) And on the bottom of the pile is a biography of Dwight L. Moody in that elegant deep emerald green. The little leatherbound gospels sits just beside Poppy. All these books reflect my life, values, and history. That's what all books do. It's why we're so eager to read the titles on another's shelves. And, life, values, and history are what home is all about, after all.
Linking to Thursday Inspiration at Mary's Little Red House.
Mary's prompts for March:
March 7 ~ books
March 14 ~ green
March 21 ~ round
March 28 ~ fence
Won't you join in, too?