Monday, February 12, 2018


When I was in grade school a box would be constructed, covered with red paper and hearts with a slot on top. We would make cards with paper doilies, construction paper and crayons. Sometimes we made them in school and at home. They would then be distributed on "The Day" by the teacher. My mother made me make one for EVERY kid in my class whether I liked them or not. She always stressed fairness and manners. I now think that she was stressing equality. Well, being obstinate as I was, the prettiest ones (in my child mind) went to the kids I liked and I wasn't too fussy with the others. Children learn early habits, both good and not so good.
by gmr
And to change the subject.....
Baked with LOVE
Bread Pudding                    

3 to 5 Cups cubed and dried Italian bread or French bread

2 C Granulated sugar
5 large beaten eggs
2 C milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 C light brown sugar
1/4 (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 cup chopped pecans and/or raisins

• Preheat oven 350°

Mix together granulated sugar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, eggs and milk in a bowl; add vanilla.
Pour over cubed bread and let set at least 10 minutes. (stir and turn over bread in mixture several times.)

*In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar, butter and pecans (if used).
I use pastry blender tool to mix together. 

Pour bread mixture into prepared large pan. Sprinkle raisins(if used) over and push down into bread mixture. 

Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over top of all and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until set, depending on brownness.

*Optional: Don’t mix brown sugar and butter together. Instead,  after sprinkling brown sugar over top of mixture, cut thin slices of cold butter and place all over top before baking. 
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  1. I love bread pudding!

    And yes, I remember doing the same in school. Too bad teachers now-a-days don't stress fairness & equality as your mother did.

  2. I remember being uncomfortable giving valentines to other boys and truthfully at that point in my life I really wasn't interested in girls.

    I've never had bread pudding, I'll put the coffee on.