Week of November 11th

This past Friday I was in awe.  I did not know what to say.  As you know, I try to celebrate each birthday at some point.  Never-ever have I thought about the children doing something for me.  Wow!  Well, Gracie made me a banana cake.  She even had candles.  It was precious…they did the birthday song and all that goes with it.  It was wonderful!!!

I know you all have your hands full with being moms and raising these wonderful children…plus all the other things you do…you all have more than one hat.   I know you go to bed some nights thinking did I get anything across to her or him today.  I have been there and can raise my hand to say I get it.  Well, you all are doing a fabulous-fabulous job.  These children are kind, courteous, loving and smart.  God has something grand planned for each one.

Thank you!  Thank you for being the Godly women you are!  Thank you for raising Godly children!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of their lives.  I cherish these babies of yours each and every Friday I am with them…just love them all!

How time flies…we are approching Thanksgiving.  Wow!!!  Moms, you all are doing a great job.  I appreciate all you do each and every week.

This past Friday I made pies from a recipe from the Civil War period.  They called it a version of a pecan pie.  Pecans were scarce. So, they used oatmeal.  This recipe is easy to make and I wanted to share…

  • 1-9 inch pie crust
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup quick cook oatmeal

Preheat your oven to 350.

Beat eggs until you have bubbles and combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt into the bowl and mix well.

Add the corn syrup, butter and vanilla and mix well.

Finally, add the oatmeal.

Now, you may pour into the pie shell and cook for 45-50 minutes.

Honestly, some of the children were skeptical.  They did eat it.  :}


This week we will be studying War Between the States…week 13.  A quiz will be given on the fast facts.