Tuesday, December 11, 2012

6 barks and woofs on “Question of the Day

  1. Apple pie with ice cream or Reddi Whip. When I was a kid, we always had home made apple pie, something Helen could do well. When I got older and made pie for my kids, I would call my maternal grandmother and ask her what to do next, like add cinnamon or ginger or butter and she walked me through the project. I sure miss her.

  2. From Our family cookbook which my Sister put out.
    Penuche Fudge

    “Mom didn’t really like to cook but she loved making candy. She was a wizard making candy annually for Christmas. I never tried to make candy until the Christmas after she died in 1995. The first 2 batches I made were like concrete. The third time I succeeded and I felt like mom was with me again!” Ginny
    2 Cups Sugar (or 3 cups)
    2 Cups Brown sugar (or 3 cups)
    1 Cup Half and Half cream (or 1½ cups)
    3 T Butter or (4½ tablespoons)
    1 1/2 tsp Vanilla (or 2¼ teaspoons)
    1 Cup Chopped pecans (or 1½ cups)
    Procedure
    1 Grease pan.
    2 Put sugar and half and half in pan.
    3 Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring until mixture begins to boil.
    4 Continue cooking without stirring until mixture reaches “soft ball” stage.
    5 Remove from heat.
    6 Cool to lukewarm.
    7 Add butter and vanilla.
    8 Beat until mixture loses it’s gloss.
    9 Add nuts.
    10 Pour quickly into pan
    Yield: 9″ x 9″

  3. Your chocolate remark reminds me on my current statement of religion. Ergo: If Jesus had had enough sense to make the last supper consist of red wine and dark chocolate, I might still be religious.

    Then, of course there is always Karl Marx: “Milk chocolate is the opiate of the idiotic.”

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