Monday, November 8, 2010

A Short Post and a Recipe


So I had another writEr momEnt the other day.

Every fall I make Butternut Squash Soup (with squash I grow in my garden). It is the best.

Now, I pulled out my big binder of recipes (which are totally unorganized) and started going through them in search of the butternut recipe. But after a moment or two, I paused. On the back of each recipe was a page of a former draft of one of many manuscripts I'd written. And by reading each edited-slashed-to-pieces manuscript page, I could tell what year I'd printed the recipe.

Total walk down memory lane.

How do you recycle edited-slashed-to-pieces manuscript pages?

And BTW, here's a link to the recipe.

11 comments:

Karen Akins said...

Okay, I just have to say that I'm laughing my head off at this one. This is totally something I would do. lol

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I looooove butternut squash soup. So does my hubby. He makes me cook it every week.

My kids draw on the back on my old mss, but they aren't allowed to give these pieces of artwork away. I'm afraid someone will read the back of them and think I suck as a writer, not realizing it was an early draft. (Yeah as if someone would actually read it.) :)

Stephanie McGee said...

That is hilarious! When I used to print off manuscript pages, way back when, I'd edit and tear it to pieces. Then I'd shred it in the shredder. Don't ask me why.

Renae said...

That is so funny, I went to print out an assignment for my son and when I looked it over on the back was a page from an old ms. Maybe I should try the shredder idea!

Thanks for the recipe!

WindyA said...

I have a box filled with printed old versions of ms. They really just sit in the box because I can't bear to toss/recycle/shred them. Call me a little nutzo, but there's something sentimental there. However, I do go back and read my old old old projects on the computer once in a while. And then I realize how much I've grown as a writer.

And thanks for the recipe. I was just saying to my husband the other day I needed to find a recipe for this! You must have been reading my mind.

Nicole Zoltack said...

That's so funny! Definitely something I would do.

Elana Johnson said...

This is fantastic. I just, uh, throw mine away. #fail

Jemi Fraser said...

That's hilarious! I really don't print out much. In fact I've only done it once, and I used both sides of the paper!

ali said...

YUM! I've never had Butternut Squash soup.

And I was totally laughing at your walk down memory lane because I was *just* doing this! I am organizing my recipes into a big binder right now and yes, I'm using MS pages!

Mary Lindsey said...

Cute post... and YUM on the recipe. Thanks.

Sondrae Bennett said...

That recipe sounds amazing!