Thank you for all the warm wishes and prayers from so many of you yesterday. It was truly appreciated.
My day was spent with my two girls in the kitchen baking pies. My youngest got rather sentimental (precious to my heart). She would not mind me saying this. She said, "what am I going to do when I get married and can't bake the pies here". Told her that she could bring them from her home for Thanksgiving dinner. She said, "no it won't be the same, I won't be here in our kitchen to bake them". Now how precious is that. It made this Momma's heart swell. I told her that she could bring her sweet man and stay in the Refuge Cabin, the night before. Thankful for her. This may change after she is married, but I love how she felt yesterday.
She was making meringue, some splashed on our cookbook..........I will not be taking it off. It will be there for her to see someday when she brings her sweet man to the farm to bake pies. Sweet memory was made yesterday.
I made Sandhill Plum Jelly.......a favorite always made for us by my late Mother In Love, known as Grandma Jo. A favorite of our families. Thought I would give the recipe.
Grandma Jo's Sandhill Plum
Cook 2 quarts of plums in a 6 to 8 quart saucepan with enough water to cover plums. Use cheesecloth and squeeze the juice and plum pulp back into the saucepan. Gradually stir in fruit pectin. Add up to 1/2 tsp. butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
Add entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remover from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Makes 5 pints.
Very good and very easy to make!
Our Thanksgiving was so wonderful and cozy in the Refuge Cabin.
Today we are having Grammie and Poppa Camp on the farm. 8 of the 10 grandchildren stayed all night. They are with us all day......... making memories!!!!!
Enjoying some peace and quiet at the moment......that will soon end.......it will be lunch time.
Hugs to your day and God bless you!!!!!!!