Friday, November 25, 2011
Have a fun weekend... My vacation days have been fun, and the weekend isn't quite over yet... Hallelujah!
|1 cup brown sugar blended with|
1/2 cup shortening.
1 cup molasses mixed well with this.
2 teaspoons baking soda in 1 cup boiling water
(Be sure cup is full of water after foam is run off into cake mixture).
Mix all well.
To 3 cups of flour
add one teaspoon each of the following spices:
ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Sift all into cake mixture and mix well.
Add lastly 2 well-beaten eggs.
The mixture should be quite thin.
Bake in a moderate oven for thirty minutes.
Raisins and, or, candied fruit may be added and a vanilla frosting adds to the goodness.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving....... from Mom's house to yours!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I love it when the time changes, and what used to be midnight is only eleven... What once was up at six o'clock becomes seven... It is one of my favorite times of year anyway, and then the gift of extra hours seems overly abundant.
I put out the Fontanini nativity figures today... their colors blend well with the autumnal colors, and they begin to invite me into the true beauty of the holy season ahead. While I was in the spirit, I set out Mom's carolers on a cabinet beside the fireplace... and I replaced all the Halloween and oranges with muted white ironstone tea leaf, bittersweet, treenware, and pilgrim greys... I just wasn't ready for Christmas yet... even though I know it is right around the corner and my original thought was to decorate the mantel with old world Santas... My Thanksgiving heart called to me, and I changed my mind...
I have been home a few days with the virus that has claimed so many of my students... It's a pity to waste a sick day being ill, but I just didn't feel like doing anything except snoozing, drinking hot tea, and catching a glimpse here and there of television... One program blurred into another there for a while.
It's now getting late and lovely/stormy outside... Underneath the cloud cover, I understand the moon is nearly full... She missed Halloween by a week, but the moon maiden will bless our Thanksgiving season with her charms..
What are you thankful for this year? Family, yes... always and forever. Friends, of course... they are wonderful... and for the grace of God to give so abundantly to his children... Amen..