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Postcard from Nona…

Merry Christmas to all….!!!

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Over the river and…

Ready!!!

‘Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house to Gail and John’s house we go!!

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the turkey is waiting!!!

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Filled with gratitude today for family, friends and freedom!!

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Postcard from a grateful heart

So grateful to live in a country committed to individual freedom, founded on Judeo-Christian principles…and to all who have served in the military – and their families.

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‘Land that I love’

GOD BLESS AMERICA

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‘A Christmas Memory’…Day 4

Day 4

…holes poked generously into each cooled loaf

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eight cakesdampened with whiskey’ wait on the kitchen table

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 to be carefully wrapped (but not before a sample is shared!), first in waxed paper, then foil; then to be stored for months and months to allow the flavors to mellow, ripen.

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‘in four days our work is done’ but the memories will last forever!

Thank you, Cousin John!

and Bridget, Joe and Ellen, and now Zach for allowing me to share in the memories and the love!

 

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‘A Christmas Memory’…Day 3 continued

Day 3

parchment paper cut to size

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pans buttered

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paper in place

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dough added

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ready for baking at 275 degrees for hours and hours

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‘melting nose-tingling odors saturate the kitchen, suffuse the house’

then cooled until….

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Day 4

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‘A Christmas Memory’…Day 3

Day 3

‘Eggbeaters whirl, spoons spin round bowls of butter and sugar, vanilla sweetens the air, ginger spices it;’

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‘…and oh so much flour, butter, so many eggs, spices, flavorings…’

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batter is mixed with fruit

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pecans and walnuts are added

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ready to be ladled into waiting pans……..

Day 3.to be continued

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