Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mama's Cookbook and Prayer

I've been thinking if I had anything personal about frugal cooking and such when I remembered my mom's handwritten cookbook she started back in the 1940s as a bride...

Its just a plain little blue book, worn with age but inside are quite a few recipes from the 40s, the war years when there was rationing......here is her recipe in her handwriting for a raised gingerbread..

Another interesting recipe is this one for War Cake...no milk
Many just give the ingredients so you just have to figure out how to put them together..no, I've never tried the War Cake recipe but you boil the first 7 ingredients together, then take them off the stove, let it cool a little then mix it into the dry ingredients..and bake at 350.

I can see we may have a problem later this year...our neighbor called his bank to see about refinancing and they wouldn't do it unless he was 3 months delinquent on his mortgage..said they were not refinancing anyone right now.... This just encourages people to default and makes the situation worse. I've just had to put this all in God's hands as we are sure powerless to do anything about it.....

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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