Kitchen to Kitchen

From Kitchen to Kitchen:
Sharing recipes, pictures and thoughts with our extended family

Friday, February 18, 2011

Aggression Cookies

GG got this recipe from a friend- they were served to us when we visited one day. (and since I love oatmeal cookies I had my mom get the recipe-LS)

3 c brown sugar, packed
3 c margarine
6 c uncooked oatmeal
1 tsp soda
3 c flour

  • with clean hands, mash, knead and squeeze all ingredients until well mixed and a firm dough
  • form into small balls
  • place on ungreased cookie sheets
  • dip the bottom of a small water glass into granulated sugar and flatten each ball
  • bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes
Anytime there was an opportunity for boys to cook - this was my recipe of choice. I let Birke's cub pack make them and also Kirt's scouts. Boys love to get their hands all messy with cookie dough. When having the boys make the cookies we make a slight adjustment- instead of making lots of little balls I have them form the cookie dough into 3 long tubes, we wrap them in waxed paper and pop them into the freezer for slice and bake cookies later. When we want to get really exotic I have them add chocolate chips, or raisins, or both.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

When Grandma Davies turned 60

Memories from Glenna:

When my mother was turning 60, Shirley decided it was time to give her a party. At that time mother was working in Brooks, Alberta as a nursing aid. This party was supposed to be a surprise. So I took a plane from Vancouver to Calgary and Murray picked me up and they drove down to Shirley and Walter’s house in Champion. Shirley finally had to tell mom what was going on because she didn’t want to come over on Friday as it would cause her to miss the Friday night dance. (Part of the surprise was that relatives and friends were invited to an open-house.) Finally, Shirley had to tell her people were coming to celebrate her birthday. Even so, the thought of her missing a dance on Friday was almost too much for her!!

As you all know she loved to dance.

So she drove over from Brooks and she didn’t plan to be surprised as now she knew friends and relatives were coming. It was a surprise that she wasn’t expecting when I appeared. That was really a surprise to her. We had a nice family birthday with niece Mable Hull and some of their family and her mother were also there. And Uncle Glen, Aunt Rachel and I don’t remember who else. Then later an open house with lots of friends came by. It was fun, she enjoyed it, I guess she forgave us for missing the Friday night dance.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Penuche (Candy)

This is really sweet and rich, but I can remember Grandma Davies making it.

2 c brown sugar
2 c white sugar
2 T corn syrup
2 c milk or milk and cream mixed
2 tsp almond extract
1 c chopped nuts

Mix first four ingredients in pan over low heat and stir until dissolved; cook to soft ball stage. Pour onto a platter: add 2 T butter to it. cool.
Beat as your would for fondant; pour into a greased 9 x 9-inch pan. Cool; cut into squares before it sets up.