Thursday, April 8, 2010

The most darling damn book ever printed

I forget where and when I got this book, but it's been years. It's one of my favorite children's books ever. So sweet and adorable I can't stand it really. Mud Pies and Other Recipes. A cookbook for dolls. For dolls. So sweet. I think we all played this way as children anyway, but to see all of these "recipes" in print. So sigh worthy.
Woodchip Dip. Sigh.
Pencil Sharpener Pudding.
Marigold Madness:
Shred several marigolds into a pan and fill with water. Set in the sun to simmer. When the liquid has turned to gold, strain into bowls and put in the shade to cool. Serve chilled.
If you ever come across this sweet little book at a yard sale or wherever I say snatch it up fast even if you have to knock over large pieces of furniture and people to grab it.


sassypackrat said...

What a wonderful treasure!

yoborobo said...

I love this book, and would love to have a copy - off to ebay! LOL!! xox

fairbluemoon said...

What fun! I checked out Amazon and saw that this book is being reissued in Oct./Nov. 2010. I don't think I can stand the wait. I am on the hunt for an old one - I would prefer a "once-loved" copy anyway.

Thanks for sharing!

oldblackcatboo said...

Now I want one too!!!!!!

suze said...

I would snatch this book up in a heartbeat! As a kid I had a mudpie station...between two big bushes. And I baked the pies in a cinderblock. My big brother and sister worked at a bakery and brought dough home for me and I had the best mud pies made with real dough. Thanks for the memories!