Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 1936

Aunt Emmeline's* birthday-
Plesant but cold- 4 [degrees] below zero tonight-
Made oat flake cookies^ and stewed apples** today-
Done all the chores but Aunty went to barn this P.M. and brought in the sick white rooster.
Rec'd letter from Clara today-
Iliff called this eve-




*Aunt Emmaline refers to the wife of Eli Dolton. Eli & Willet Dolton were brothers. Willet was Willard's father. Willard was Irene's husband & Iliff's (Sr.) father.

^The oat flake cookies have made another appearance. I warned, you she makes them a lot!

**Stewed apples & prunes were popular with Irene too. I found a simple stewed apples recipe on Penny's Recipes by Penny Ritson.

Stewed Apples
1-2 apples per person, peeled and chopped
Splash of apple juice (or water)
1 teaspoon of sugar per apple

  • Place the apples, juice/water and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan
  • Heat up on a medium heat until bubbling
  • Stir, cover with a lid and turn down heat a little
  • Cook for 20-30 minutes until soft (depends on type of apple)
  • Adjust liquid as necessary

4 comments:

  1. Oh, this blog is fantastic. I am hooked.

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  2. I am honoured that you chose my recipe for stewed apples - wonderful reading this diary. I am lucky enough to have a handwritten cookery book my Grandmother made and do recipes from it from time to time and it really makes me feel a connection with her - like the date and walnut cake - http://pennysrecipes.com/4916/date-and-walnut-cake

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    1. Neat! I have a chocolate cake recipe from my paternal grandmother & a bunch of recipes from my maternal grandmother, but nothing from Irene. My dad like my oat meal cookies, but I think he would like to have his grandmother's oat flake cookies again.

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