Tag Archives: Grandmothers

Old Things

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Today I was doing some much needed cleaning on the shelves that hold my teapots.  I came across this old cream and sugar set.  There is a story that goes with these.  These are approximatedly 75 years old.  They belonged to my mother.  She said when she was a very young girl-about 6 or 8 yrs old-an old peddler came by their house riding a horse.   On his horse, he had several saddle bags filled with trinkets to sell.  One of them was the cream and sugar set.  She said she remembered begging her dad to buy them for her.  I guess she must have given him the right look because as you can see he did purchase them.  My grandfather was a logger and money was not easy to come by.  This set always held a special place in her heart.   Every time she would clean them up, she would tell me this story so today, as I cleaned them, I told my girls how this particular set came to be in our home.   Memories are special.  They need to be shared.

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This is another old set I have.  The sugar bowl was my grandmothers and the cream pitcher was my mother-in-laws.  Hubby bought me the teapot several years ago.  All I need now are some cups and saucers to match.

Tonights supper is homemade soup.  I am making a new bread recipe to go with it.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.  Enjoy your evening and God bless.

Snow!

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Yes, we are getting snow!  How about that?  Well, it is March.  I thought spring was here but I guess winter is still holding on.  The snow has been gone long enough though that seeing it coming down was pretty exciting.  I have come across a really easy homemade biscuit recipe.  I have struggled for years to make good homemade biscuits and have never gotten it quite right.  I think these are pretty good.  Not as good as my grandmothers were but good.  Perhaps that has been my problem.  Too high a standard.  Anyway here’s the recipe if anyone would like to try it.  2 1/4 cups self rising flour, 2/3 cup shortening or lard, 1 cup milk.  Combine flour and shortening with pastry blender or fork until no large clumps of shortening appear.  Add milk. (Your choice sweet or buttermilk).   Stir.  Turn out on floured surface.  Add enough flour to make stiff dough.  Pat out and cut biscuits.  Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  When done, brush tops with melted butter.  I like them because I don’t have to use a rolling pin and I can use self-rising flour.  I have made some biscuit recipes that just took forever to make.  These go very fast (both in making and in eating).

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Here’s a picture of how they turned out.  I think they look pretty good!  I forgot to tell you the recipe will make about 9 biscuits this size.   2 are suspiciously missing from this picture.  Well, I think it’s time to eat.  Enjoy your day, take care and God bless.