Thursday, October 16, 2008

Aunt Myrtle

Wish I'd Done That: Let your little ones dress themselves! Is this fraught with danger? Yes, but how fun. It will be great fodder for stories later on. Seriously, they need to learn, and it will help you out (eventually). Let them choose between two outfits, and then let Joey have at it. You may want to practice this before a command performance with Aunt Myrtle, but he will soon get the hang of the whole dress yourself thing.
Aunt Myrtle

OK. This isn't really Aunt Myrtle; but I did really have one. Maybe my great, great or something? Anyway, Aunt Myrtle was a tightwad of the highest magnitude. She brought cakes or pies or something to a family dinner, and only cut half of it.

She said, "We don't need to eat all of this, anyway."

If there were leftovers, of course, Aunt Myrtle always took them home so they wouldn't go to waste.

Anytime anyone in our family serves a dessert and doesn't cut the whole thing, we call her Aunt Myrtle. I wish I'd known her. Do you suppose she deserves all our spoofing?

If Aunt Myrtle were alive, she wouldn't cut any of this pie; she'd want it all for herself!

Kathy's German Chocolate Pie

(from Ace's mom)

1 1/2 Cup sugar

2 Tblsp flour

3 Tblsp cocoa

2 eggs

1 can evaporated milk

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 Cup butter, melted

1/2 Cup coconut

1 Cup chopped pecans

1 unbaked pie shell

Mix sugar, flour and cocoa. Beat eggs lightly and add dry ingredients, milk, butter and vanilla. Stir in coconut and pecans. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 - 50 minutes, or until center looks like egg custard.


1 comment:

ScrappyGypsy said...

Oh this sounds so yummy! Can't wait to try it!