Toomer Family BLOG

Our goal is to celebrate ALL Toomer family members today and yesterday. This blog will include history, genealogy, and reunion news. Additionally we will share our talent in poetry and prose, along with spotlight news on family members.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

April Planning Committee Meeting

Yesterday we met to continue our planning for the 2006 Toomer Reunion. The bottom line is recipes. We need your recipes NOW if you want to be in the cookbook.
  • Do you have recipes that people ask for all of the time?
  • Do your children, grand children, nieces and nephews ask you for the same recipes?
  • Do coworkers and friends ask for recipes?
  • Do you have favorite recipes written on miscellaneous pieces of papers?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions then it is a safe bet that you are probably a good cook. Well it is your birthright. Put these recipes into the cookbook.

40 More Recipes Needed

If you are having a problem writing your recipe, like I am, contact Catherine and she will help you. For instance, I was having diffuculty creating a recipe for Baby Spinach and Colby Jack Cheese Omelet. This is my latest favorite omelet. I was trying to figure out how to explain that you lift the side without the cheese onto the side with the cheese and yadda yadda yadda. My version was too wordy and I was getting frusatrated. Then Mom simplified it in 4 words, fold omelet in half.

Another tip on writing recipes is to use the internet to help with wording and ingredient amounts. For instance, if you want to write a fried fish recipe but are unsure of the amounts, you can google fried fish. This way you can see the general amounts of breading, seasonings, etc. Then you can adjust and add in your special ingredients.

Take the time. You are a Toomer and this is a Toomer Cookbook. Your recipe should be in it. We say that we are good cooks, but you know what they say, the proof is in the pudding. Mom do you have Susan_s banana pudding recipe?

Email Recipes to Catherine at


  • At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes, Susan's Banana Pudding is in the cookbook and so is Aunt Lola's Apple Cobbler and Mac & Cheese. Time is running out so anyone who wants to submit a recipe must do it this week. You can email me at As of today, I only need 8 more recipes.



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