Thursday, September 17, 2009

Good Things

This is my Grandma's pantry. The ONLY item in the pantry that is not Tupperware is the Penguin cookie jar I gave her for Christmas. No joke - raiding the pantry is a hunt for which shape and color of Tupperware she has put the good things in. Many years of putting four kids through school by selling Tupperware has left her with no shortage, even at age 95.

My Grandma's ginger snap cookies are quite possibly the best cookies ON EARTH. Sometimes finding the cookies, and keeping the location a secret from other family members is really the best course of action.

As a child, the same raspberry plants I spent hours eating from, while swatting bees away from me and then running wildly around the yard as they would chase me are still in her back yard. I spent about 20 minutes this past trip eating raspberries straight off the plant. All good things!

11 comments:

Running and living said...

Going down on memory lane...Glad you had such a great time with Grandma.

t-odd said...

There is absolutely nothing better then berries straight off the bush. (Why does that sound naughty?) Not only is your grandma still "saucy" by the looks of it she is also anal retentive. It's all good though because she still makes cookies. (I love gingersnaps, too.)

Runner Leana said...

I would love for my pantry to look like that! So organized!!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Grandpa used to grow the best tomatoes in the back yard. Thanks for reviving my memory bank...

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Fresh raspberries = heaven.

cat. said...

this is awesome.

Teresa said...

Aghh!! Tupperware parties...say no more!!!

Love it! tn

ADC said...

My best childhood memories are picking raspberries from my gradnparents' garden. Fun pantry!!

kera said...

She's freakin' precious Charisa!!! Love all you last few posts of going to visit home. There is nothing like your grandparents house too....comforting! Love all the tupperware. Love her zest for life....looks like you had a great time!

Lindsey Jerdonek said...

HIDE the ginger snaps you claim for yourself in a tupperware container (and mislabel). no where do you mention that these cookies are a secret family recipe... :) :)

Roo said...

Can I borrow your grandma for a weekend?