My girl cousins get together once a month. Last Tuesday was my turn to host. It was a good turn out with seven of us present.
One of our projects is always a quilt that we give away at the family picnic in August. This year the theme for the quilt is something patriotic. I have not decided what I am going to do yet, no doubt it will be an embroidery or a cross stitch pattern of some sort.
The desert was a hit. I am not sure where I got the recipe from..but here it is.
Delicious Cherry Cheesecake
Crust: One cup flour, One cup pecans chopped, 1/2 cup butter softened, 1/4 cup brown sugar
Mix together and spread in a pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Cool
Next Layer: Mix together one 8 ounce package of cream cheese, one cup powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Spread on the crust.
Top Layer: Whip 1/2 cup of heavy cream, then spoon in one can ( 21 ounces) Wilderness Cherry Pie Filling. Cover the cream cheese mixture.
Chill for 3 or 4 hours. Sprinkle the top with pecans, whipped cream or dried cherries.
I doubled the recipe and put it in a cake pan. Everyone seemed to like it and it was a surprise for most of them as I usually bake my old standby Lemon Bars.
Last spring my Aunt gave me a box of old family photographs to scan. I finally finished with that project and CD’s were made. Everyone took photos to return to the people in them…
I still have a small box of unknowns. A few must be mailed to their owners. It was a good project. My Father, My Aunt Anna and My Cousin Chuck were very helpful with the identifications. These were old photographs that were part of a collection from my Grandmother and Grandfather. There were many people that my Grandmother used to visit in Michigan that we could not identify..some of these people were obviously very near and dear to her. Those stories were never told..never passed on to the next generation. Grandma just went to visit people in Michigan and that was it, her sisters often went with her. My Grandmother lived in Michigan until she was 21 years old, perhaps she went there to revisit her youth.
When Grandma went to visit she wore a proper visiting hat, my Grandmother is on the left, then an unknown man, and Great Aunt Pearl or Helmi..who wasn’t really an aunt but that is a whole different story. There is nothing written about this side of the family. Someone should be asking someone questions before there is no one to ask anymore:)