Isn't that the truth, Grandma's are Mom's with lots of frosting!! They love you & get to be fun & send you Ali g your way. They don't have to discipline you, they just get to love on you & make you feel special. As granddaughters we get to learn from them, their experiences, their knowledge, their beliefs, and some yummy recipes!!!
My grandma Cavitt made the Best Chocolate Pie!!!
The Cavitt Family Chocolate Pie:
2 C sugar
4 T Cocoa powder
8 T flour
Dash of salt
3 C Milk
3 egg yolks- beaten*
1/2 stick of margarine/butter (melted)
1 t vanilla extract
Combine all dry ingredients in a large sauce pan. Gradually add in liquid ingredients while stirring with a whisk. Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly!! Cook until thick!!!
(note: I save the egg whites to make the meringue for the pie)
Pour pie filling into a pie shell that has been cooked until golden. I have made crust from scratch as well as I have used store bought crust. Hey, don't throw anything at me, it can save a girl some time!! I make 3 of these every Thanksgiving!
Grandma Cavitt flavored my life by consistently loving her sisters no matter what. If they were mad, if they were happy, if they were leaving her out. I never heard her say anything bad about them. Amazing! (Also I remember that my Grandma Cavitt always had cookies in her cookie jar. Even if they were store bought. As a child I loved getting permission to get a cookie or two out of this fantastic jar!)
My Grandma Mullings makes the best gumdrop cookies! It would not be Christmas, without me getting to snack on these cookies. She's the only one I know who ever makes this type of cookie-Yum!!
Gumdrop Cookie Recipe:
1 1/2 C of gumdrops (not spice drops! & no black licorice gum drops!!)
1 C Butter,softened
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla extract
2 3/4 C flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t salt
2 C quick cooking oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cut gumdrops up (or fruit slices up that are large gum drops if you can't find them)
In large bowl cream butter & sugars together, then add eggs one at a time until completely mixed.
Add flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt gradually beating mixture as you go. After all the dry ingredients have been incorporated add the quick cooking oats & gum drops by hand stirring it all together.
Scoop 1 inch balls onto cookie sheet bake for 10 minutes.
Let cool on pan for 2 mins before removing from pan.
My grandma Mullings showed me how to pray. I have spent so many nights at her house while growing up. It was my favorite place to "go to"! If I happen to get up after being put to bed, I would find my Grandma down on her knees with her bible open before her praying. Wow, what an impression on my little mind & heart!!!
Here I am "cooking" at my Grandma Mullings house, while she really cooked. She would let me stir a bowl of marshmallows & chocolate chips. Then I would get to eat them. Good times!!
can't imagine my life would be as sweet as it has been without my Grandmothers seasoning my life so sweetly!!