Just seven days to go until Christmas! Yesteday I did some baking; and every year I say I'm not going to bake as much, but there are some cookies that just need to be on the cookie tray. As usual they are cookies that my mom used to bake. I always appreciate when my girls call to ask for one of Mom's recipes; it's nice to pass on the recipes I grew up on.
This morning I had email from my cousin Debbie. Her mom, Muriel, is my mom's sister. If you've read this blog for a few months, you'll remember that Muriel passed away this year. Debbie was asking for a couple recipes; and again, it was nice to pass along something Mom used to make.
I have a loaf of eggnog bread baking in the oven. My friend and I shared a bottle of this at lunch the other day. She picked it up at this dairy. For two people who aren't crazy about eggnog, we made quite a dent in it; it's that good. Here's the recipe for the bread.
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
2 1/4 cups white flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup eggnog
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins
Combine butter, sugar, eggs and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, salt. Sitr into butter mixture alternately with eggnog. Mix only until dry ingredients are moist. Fold in pecans and raisins. Spoon into loaf pan and baket at 350° for about 70 minutes.
This morning we are going to church with Julie and Travis. Natie's Sunday School Christmas program is this morning, and we wouldn't miss it. Another tradition - the Sunday School Christmas program. It just wouldn't seem like a Christmas celebration without it.