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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..

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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..

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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…