Before my mother-in-law passed, she invited me over one day and showed me her menudo recipe. It took all morning to make, probably because I was slowing her down asking so many questions. I painstakingly wrote down everything she did and described how much of each ingredient she used (she didn't measure anything). It was a great day and I was so proud of that recipe because she never shared it with anyone else, not even her own daughters. After writing it down, I came home and put it away where it would be safe.
I bet you can guess what I am going to say next..... That recipe is tucked away so safely that I cannot find it anywhere. We have been looking for that recipe on and off now for over a year. I know exactly what the little notebook I wrote it in looks like, but for the life of me I can't find it anywhere. Since she never showed any of my sister-in-laws, I can't ask them to share the recipe. I need to find that recipe or the family menudo recipe is lost forever.
Have you ever tucked something away in such a safe place that even you can't find it anymore?