Sunday, December 19, 2010

Passing on the traditions

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.


Sue said...

It really is nice to pass along family traditions. Those traditions my parents and their parents passed along are with us today :)

Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe with us. It looks great!

Merry Christmas!

Barb said...

'Tis the season' of traditions for sure! Very special for you to see Natie in the Christmas program! Thank you for sharing the recipe and the reminder to share family recipes, unfortunately my mother's recipes were just in her head with "a pinch of this and a dab of that" and now my adult children are asking for me to write down "my" recipes...I need to do it! Blessings to you from me in Central PA!

Dolores said...

I love recipe's are so wonderful to pass on to relatives and friends.
I love egg nog... this sounds delicious!
Merry Christmas!

Karen Sue said...

So glad to meet you this morning! The kids did a great job and I won't admit how many of Julie's cookies I ate. I have a kid allergic to nuts, so I don't have them in the house much where they can be eaten by mistake. So I indulge when I can!! Bless her little heart!

Sarah Bennett said...

It's awesome to pass on traditions, and recipes are a wonderful part of them! I just came upon your blog today for the first time, and am really enjoying it.
I am a bit embarrassed to admit I never even heard of eggnog bread, but it sounds delicious. I love to bake; especially at Christmas time. Thanks for sharing your Mom's recipe; I think I am going to try it this week!
Merry Christmas!