Nov 9, 2010

The Junior League Project

I'm so excited to start this new project in my kitchen.  Have I told y'all that I collect vintage cookbooks?  I adore their instructions which evoke a bygone world, replete with instructions on how to deal with your help, menus for parties in which you don't have the aid of helpers, and a myriad of ways to help a housewife.  Having help for parties is one thing which I sorely lack.  I was green with envy over a dear friend at Georgia, who's mama would send her housekeeper up to Athens to clean her house before she had a big party.  Her mama also surprised her with an adorable zebra print trench-coat, which I coveted.

But I digress.

So I have a huge stack of these cookbooks from the fifties and sixties, as well as an enormous pile of Junior League cookbooks.  If you're out and about, and you run into a Junior League cookbook (especially in the South), buy it.  These ladies know what they're about.  So, once or so a week, y'all are going to be treated to some favorite, and well, interesting recipes from these cookbooks.  First up will be a classic- River Road Recipes.

You can see I'm ready- shirtdress, hose, pearls, and . . .


Hope my slippers don't get me kicked out of the Junior League.  Or as it is commonly pronounced down here- the "June-ya-leeg"


  1. Cute dress...looking forward to some great recipes.

  2. You look like a pro in the kitchen!!! And I totally agree - JL cookbooks are the BEST!!! Xoxo-BLC

  3. It's SO pronounced that way - heart it. I've never even seen a vintage cookbook - seems like it would be SO fun (and funny) to read!

  4. I just happen to be on the Cookbook Committee here at the Junior League of Chicago so if you want me to send you a cookbook let me know and I'd be happy to do so! :)

  5. Our JL is compiling a new cookbook. Can't wait (the two current cookbooks were Christmas presents for many people on my list last year!)

  6. I love cookbooks too! I don't have any JL cookbooks, but I'll keep my eye out for one.

  7. I'm a new member in the JL in Virginia (hampton roads area), and we have a awesome book out, "My Mamma Made That.) Totally worth checking out!

  8. I *love* this idea! Love, love, love. Cannot wait to follow along on this and see what's cookin'!

  9. I collect League cookbooks as well! I am excited to see what recipes you post!


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