Happy Halloween...But It's So Much More
I was fortunate enough to grow up knowing my great grandma.
I use to tell her she was going to live to be 100,
well she made it to a month shy of 94.
I was lucky enough to have her around to hold and rock
my three babies.
Anne Sybl Peterson was born October 31, 1889
She was one of the biggest influences is my life.
I was named after her and my grandma Wanda,
that's why I go by both names.
Truly some of my favorite memories are
spending time with her.
She taught me about sewing, she made most all of my doll clothes and barbie clothes.
She even made some of my favorite nightgowns for my
She taught me to play cards and we would sit and play
crazy eight or gin rummy for hours.
She always had some goodies on hand to have a tea party. One of her talents was that she could read tea leaves, so we always had a fun time with that.
She bought my first piano and the first song she taught me was,
"Long, long ago"
She could play by ear and told me stories of when she was young her parents took her to
Concerts in the Park.
When they got home she could sit down at her piano and play
all the songs.
She also taught me the lullaby's that I sang to my babies and now to my grandchildren.
I like to think I'm who I am today because of her.
I try to be the kind of grandmother that she was.
This Butterscotch Pie is her recipe and it's DELICIOUS.
Don't let the butterscotch fool you, I think it tastes more like caramel, kind of reminds me of Creme Brule.
My son James, the Chef,
came over the other morning and we had a fun time making one.
So give it a try, it's a perfect pie for
The Recipe for
Great Grandma's Butterscotch Pie
1. Beat 2 egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup whole milk and 2 Tbs. cornstarch and dash of salt.
2. Brown 3/4 cup sugar till syrupy and dark. Add 1 cube butter stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
3. Add 1 cup whole milk and 1 cup can milk to browned sugar all at once and return to heat, stirring constantly till all dissolved.
4. Add egg mixture gradually and cook and stir till thick.
5. Remove from heat and add a teas. of vanilla and pour into cooled pie shell.
Meringue for Top
3 egg whites, 1/2 teas. vanilla, 1/4 teas. cream of tarter and 6 Tbs. sugar.
Beat at medium speed first three ingredients, about 1 minute till soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, one spoon at a time and beat at high speed about 4 minutes, till stiff and glossy peaks.
Spread over pie, covering all so it will not shrink or bleed through. Bake at 350* for 12-15 minutes.
Dip knife in water before cutting.
Now as you see this recipe isn't like our recipes today, buy I wanted to share the original,
just the way my grandma gave it to me.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as
I have enjoyed sharing it with you.
Happy Birthday Grandma, I love you and miss you every day. You'll be in my heart Always.
David's Aunt Linda died a month ago. Today was her birthday also.
So Happy Birthday Aunt Linda, you are missed.
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