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A New Discovery!

A few weeks ago, I wanted to make bread in my bread machine.  I pulled it out and dusted it off!  Feeling terrible that I have neglected it so, I started the hunt for my recipe book that came with the machine.  No luck!  I scoured the bookshelves for hours!  So I found a recipe on the internet…umph.. a flop, a disaster!  I was so sick to my stomach!

So last week, I got the urge for bread.  I made some the old fashioned way and I guess my house is too breezy..the bread didn’t rise.  I was determined to find the book.  I remembered a cabinet in the kitchen where I had put some of Granny’s recipe books.  And there was the book!  I danced the happy dance and we are enjoying fresh baked bread.  YUMMY!

But that isn’t what I am here to share with you… while going through the books, I found a neat couple of booklets.  Check this out..


Two books on Molasses and recipes to boot!  Grandma’s Molasses book was printed in 1946 and the Brer Rabbit’s must have been around the same time, although I couldn’t find a copyright date anywhere.  Okay, so here’s a sample page from the Brer Rabbit book..


The milk shake caught my eye and I just had to try it!  You add one tablespoon to a cup of milk and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Mark said, “Sounds disgusting,” when I told him I was going to try it.  My son was a good sport and decided to take a sip.  It wasn’t bad.  It reminded me of eggnog.   Here’s the neat thing.. in the Grandma book,  same recipe appears under the name of “West Indies Milk Shake.” I googled that name and came up empty handed.  Anyway, give it a try.. it is different to say the least.

Enjoy your Tuesday and God bless…