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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Family Secret

" The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future."  -Charles and Ann Morse

Have you seen the quote about being the type of woman that when your feet hit the floor in the morning the devil says "Damn! She's up!"?  Well, my grandmother is that woman!  At 81 she walks several miles a day, paints her own toes bright red,  keeps her hair blonde and has a fantastic figure! She keeps a house so clean, that for 40 years, I have been trying to find evidence that my grandparents actually do live in the house. At Christmas she adopts a whole tree of angels and sets out to spoil each one as if they were her own grandchildren. She is a dyed-in-the-wool democrat, a sage advice giver and a fierce protector. She is the salt of the earth, and she has been cooking too much for supper for as long as I can remember.

She makes the best cathead biscuits I have ever had the privilege to eat. If you are reading this, and do not know what a cathead is, then all I can say is bless your heart. Some things you cannot google. For those of you that do know, I will not be sharing that recipe with you, because some things are truly family secrets!  However, she also makes fantastic oatmeal raisin cookies and I will share that recipe.

1 1/4 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 cup melted butter
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 1/2  cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 package vanilla instant pudding
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter and sugar together. Add eggs and pudding. Mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12  minutes.

I hope you enjoy them! Let me know how yours turn out!

Until next time,  I hope you are cooking too much for supper...

1 comment:

  1. I had to stop making biscuits every day. We couldn't resist them and gained about a dozen pounds, that's each, not between us! Thanks a bunch for the recipe. I've never used pudding in a cookie recipe and look forward to trying it. Our Grand Girls are coming this weekend, so I'll have perfect cookie testers right here in the house.