S: Happy 80th Birthday Grandma
BC: Made with Love by: Amy Wegener
FC: We love You We love you We love you | Happy 80th Birthday Happy 80th Birthday | We love you We love you We love you | Happy 80th Birthday Happy 80th Birthday
1: This wish for you Grandma is straight from the heart. With more special meaning than words can impart... May your day hold pleasures that you're fondest of... And remember each day you're thought of with Love. Happy Birthday Grandma Betty Have a wonderful day with Love from your family.
2: I remember helping Grandma take care of her flowers. Love, Isaac
4: I remember helping Grandma snap green beans fresh from her garden. Those were the best green beans. I also remember her making my favorite sugar cookies when I came to visit. Whenever I don't feel like doing laundry I remember watching Grandma do laundry and I am reminded how easy I have it. Grandma is one tough lady. She always greeted me with a big smile and a hug when I came to visit. She has the best hugs. Love, Amy
5: Sugar Cookies 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup margarine 1 egg (beaten) 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 capful vanilla 2 cups flour Beat all ingred. Roll into balls, dip in sugar, and press with a glass. Bake 325-350'F until very light brown.
6: We always had fun on the farm.
7: Grandma's Caramels 2 cups sugar 2 cups cream 2 cups light corn syrup 1/2 cup butter pinch salt Heat sugar & syrup until very thick, gradually add butter & cream. Keep boiling, stirring constantly. Cook to a firm stage on a candy thermometer. Add salt & vanilla. Pour onto a greased pan. Cool thoroughly. Cut into squares & individually wrap each piece with plastic wrap.
8: Corn Fritters 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups cream style corn 2 Tbls melted shortening 1/2 cup sifted flour 1/2 tsp baking powder Combing eggs, corn, and shortening. Sift together all the dry ingred. Add dry ingred to mix. Drop by spoonfuls into hot grease. | Banana Bran Muffins 3/4 cup oatmeal 3/4 cup skim milk 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 3/4 cup bran cereal Mix & let stand a few minutes until soft. I egg, beaten 1/4 cup oil 1 & 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tbls baking powder Combine egg, oil & banana. Stir in dry ingred. until the flour is moistened. Put into 12 greased muffin cups. Bake at 350'F for 20 minutes. | I remember being at Grandma's house during the summer and riding bikes down to the pool to go swimming. I also remember her always having ice cream. We would always have a treat before bed at the counter. She would always stand and chat with us about what we did during the day while we ate. Love, Sabrina
9: Scalloped Corn 1 (16 oz) can cream style corn 1/2 cup milk 1 cup cracker crumbs 1 egg beaten salt & pepper Mix well. Put in a greased 1 qt. casserole dish. Bake at 350'F for 1 hour; or until center is done and top is slightly brown. | Chicken & egg noodles Boil 1 whole chicken, covered with water, debone, and the reserve broth. Noodles: 2 cups flour 2 eggs 1 egg yolk 1 tsp salt 1/4 to 1/2 cup water Make a well in center of flour, add eggs and salt; mix thoroughly. Mix the water, 1Tbls at a time, until dough is stiff but easy to roll. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll dough on floured surface into a thin rectangle. Cut into narrow strips with a noodle cutter (or pizza cutter) Add some chicken base to the chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Drop noodles 1 by 1 while stirring into the boiling broth. Add salt and pepper. Add the chicken meat. Bake for about 1 hour until the noodles are done. You got to remember to leave some big noodles; those were always for the kids.
10: Every time I would go over to her house she would make my favorite mashed potatoes and gravy. She would have to peel a ton of potatoes because I would eat until I couldn't possibly eat any more. Everything she cooked was delicious especially in the summer when we would get all the vegetables from the garden. Love, Alyssa
11: MIddle: 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 & 1/2 cups coconut Mix & spread on top of baked crust, then bake at 325'F until set. Topping: 7 oz chocolate chips 2 big spoonfuls of peanut butter Melt together & spread on top of the coconut mixture, after it has baked. | Mound Bars Crust: 2 cups graham crackers 1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup sugar Mix & press into a 9*13 pan. Bake at 325'F for 15 min
13: Here are the things I remember Mom making that were my favorites: Corn fritters Home made French fries (a Belgian food - she made them early one morning & brought them to school so I could share them with the class on the day I did my report (5th grade?) on Belgium. I was so grateful, knowing it was a lot of work - (thanks Mom.) Home made stuffing, Green beans with bacon & onions, Garden tomatoes, and Tuna burgers, Cold tuna sandwiches with lettuce mixed in. She did that to stretch the tuna, but I still like it. Braunschweiger sandwiches on toast with butter. Mac & cheese and Mac & tomatoes, Goulash (oh, those good burnt edges) Scalloped potatoes & ham (good edges), Grandma's recipe of chicken hot dish Coming home from school to home made bread Extra pie crust baked in pieces with cinnamon & sugar Lipton Onion Chip dip (still the best) Chicken & egg noodles, Fried fish from Otto, and Jelly roll Brownies -Mom was so busy, but I could always count on her to make brownies for my class for me to bring on my birthday. What a wonderful Mom she is. Love, Peggy
15: German Chocolate Cake Frosting 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 3 yolks 1 cup evaporated milk Mix all ingred together & bring to a boil (stirring constantly 1-2 min) Remove from heat & add 1 cup coconut & 1 cup chopped nuts.
16: I only remember making caramel when we had a cow and Mom saved the cream to sell in town. Sometimes she would let us use the cream to make caramel - but I don't remember Mom making it. I remember chocolate chop cookies, oatmeal cookies, brownies, apple crisp. Sometimes Grandma would come to visit and they would make apple, blueberry, cherry pies, and jelly roll. A few times I think they made cinnamon rolls but as a rule Grandma made those at her house. Main Dishes Monday-Thursday: Fried chicken potatoes (boiled) and either corn or green beans. Friday: Tuna burgers or salmon patties and creamed potatoes. Saturday: We would sometimes have hamburgers. When Dad's friend brought over fish then we would get fried Northerns. On the weekend it would be roast or goulash. In the winter meatloaf and baked potatoes. In the winter we would get chili or chicken and egg noodles. Summer was potato salad.
17: When I was in High school Mom learned how to make spaghetti and chicken 'la king (fried chicken with cream of mushroom soup on top). Once in a while we would have pork chops. When I was in high school we asked for pizza so she bought Chef Boy Ardee and we used Velveeta for cheese. I don't know if that really qualifies as pizza. Love, Sandy | Vacations were so much fun with Grandma and enjoyed by all. Love, Jan
19: I remember Grandma coming to our house in Pipestone & staying with us. She would take us to Pizza Hut for dinner. I also remember going to her house for a week in the summer. It was always so much fun. She always had cookies & ice cream for snack. Grandma would always make my favorite mashed potatoes & homemade bread when we came to visit. Love, Jessica
20: I remember summers when Mom would make fried chicken, sweet corn, green beans, and sliced tomatoes.. Summertime we would get to drink something besides milk with our meal. We would have Kool-aid or lemonade. No matter how hot it was outside, Mom would fry the chicken and then put it in the oven to bake. Mom would also close all the windows and shades early in the morning on days the temp was going to be in the 90"s or higher trying to keep the house from getting unbearably hot. We could usually go swimming in the evening on those days! Love, Jan
22: Andrew | Alyssa | David | Jessica | Adam | Sherry | Joseph | Sabrina | Christopher | Brian
23: Scott | Isaac | Kent | Brittany | Jeremy | Mark | Amy | Kathrine
24: Rhubarb Torte Crust: 2 cups flour 1 cup butter (belted) 2 Tbls sugar Mix & press into 9*13 pan. Bake at 350'F for 10-15 min. Filling: 6 egg yolks (beaten) 2 cups sugar 2 Tbls flour 1/2 salt 1 cup Half & half or evaporate milk Beat, ingred. add 5+ cups Rhubarb. Put on top of crust. Bake at 350'F for 45 min or until set. Meringue: Beat 6 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add 6 Tbls of sugar & 2 tsp vanilla. Spread on torte. Sprinkle with coconut (optional) Bake at 375'F for 10 min | One cup cookies 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup oil 1 cup butter 1 cup coconut 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup rice Krispies 1 egg 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cream of tartar 3/4 tsp salt 3 & 1/2 cup flour 1 cup oatmeal Mix ingred with mixer. Roll in balls & flatted with a glass. Bake at 350'F for 10-12 min. Don not over bake.
25: Grandma's Caramels 2 cups sugar 2 cups cream 2 cups light corn syrup 1/2 cup butter pinch salt Heat sugar & syrup until very thick, gradually add butter & cream. Keep boiling, stirring constantly. Cook to a firm stage on a candy thermometer. Add salt & vanilla. Pour onto a greased pan. Cool thoroughly. Cut into squares & individually wrap each piece with plastic wrap. | Chocolate Cherry Cake 1 pkg Pillsbury Fudge cake mix 21 oz can cherry pie filling 1 tsp almond extract 2 eggs (beaten) Preheat oven at 350'F. Grease & flour jelly roll pan (15*10) or cake pan (9*13). Cake: Combine all ingred in a large bowl. Stir well by hand until well mixed. Pour into prepared pan. Bake (Jelly roll pan 20-30 min) or (cake pan 25-30 min). Until toothpick comes out clean. Frosting: 1 cup sugar 5 Tbls butter 1/3 cup milk 6 oz pkg semisweet choc chips In a small saucepan, combine sugar, butter, & milk. Boil, stirring constantly (1 min). Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate until smooth. Pour over cake. | Brenda got this Chocolate Cherry Cake recipe from Grandma Eacret when she was young. It had been a million dollar recipe for a Pillsbury or Betty Crocker bake off.
26: Dump Cake 1 can cherry pie filling 1 can crushed pineapple(undrained) 1 pkg cake mix (yellow or white) 1 cup coconut 1 cup chopped nuts Put pie filling in greased 9*13 pan, spread pineapple on top. Sprinkle cake mix over the top, pour margarine on, sprinkle on the coconut, & the nuts. Bake at 350'F for 1 hour. | Freezing Corn 16 cups corn (cut off the cob) 1 LB. butter 1 pint half & half Mix all ingred in a big roaster; bake at 350'F for 1 hour. Cool quickly by spreading the corn out on cookie sheets. Place the corn in freezer bags or containers for freezing. | When my sisters & I were young Grandpa would always misbehave at the dinner table (sticking his corn in his water) making a mess & making us laugh. Grandma would yell at him & chase him from the table with her wooden paddle to spank him. This was always so funny to us. Love, Alyssa
27: Sunday: Kids choice. We made homemade "pizza". We had never had real pizza. Mom bought the Jeno's box (crust, sauce, & parm cheese). We didn't use the cheese cause it smelled like vomit (we had never had anything but Velveeta). So we made the pizza with the sauce, hot dogs & Velveeta. Mmm, it was good. Not much like pizza we know today. Saturday: Noon was "clean the fridge" lunch (dinner). Ugh- the dishes. All the containers, then all the pans to warm it up (no microwaves), then all the dishes to serve it - plus the usual plates, etc. I hated Sat dishes. Friday: was one of my favorite food days (no meat - Catholic thing back then). We had grilled cheese, fish, tuna, mac & cheese...Still some of my favorite comfort foods. Love, Peggy
30: I remember Mom has always loved dogs. She could get stuff done with or without kids around. I remember how much Mom loves | little kids. She acts like a Grandma to every one rather they are Grandkids or not. Mom left four kids at home & flew down to spend time with | Sandy when Chris was born. She would drop everything & go when her kids needed her. A new baby was always a bonus for her. Having her there | always made it a little easier for us. She loved the opportunity to get away & see the country. She loves to go on vacations with her kids. Love, Darlene
31: I love Grandma's spiced beets. One summer I got to help her can them, it was really fun & I got to bring them home to eat. What I remember most about staying with Grandma & Grandpa during the summer was that she would always make a journal for me so I wouldn't miss my Mom & Dad so much. Each day we would write down all I did that day.. Whenever I came to visit Grandma always asked what I like best & I got to eat that. I love her pumpkin frost & of course she always had ice cream. Love Isaac
32: My memories of Mom are of Sunday nights we would got to choose what we wanted for supper. Darlene & I would always choose homemade hash browns, really crunchy. She would make them individually in the pan so they were in one piece. At Christmas she would make those mints, she had leaves & roses... they were so good. She made caramels with the extra cream we accumulated from buying fresh milk from the neighbors. We would have "white elephant" sales at school & we would bring those & sell them. No matter how many we would bring they would sell out. We had a lot of friends when we had caramels in our pockets. I remember summer time meals that included her fried chicken, potatoes, green beans, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes all from the garden & all we wanted. I miss those days. Love Barb | I remember going to Granma & Grandpa's in the summer. Grandma & Grandpa would meet us 1/2 way to pick us up. One time it was really foggy so Grandma suggested palying a game "see who could see the next tree or farm house 1st). I think she had them all memorized because she could say side of the street the next tree was on long before it was visible. I remember going out to Granpa's shed/garage wher he fixed things. I was too little to do anything but get into trouble. He still brought me along. I remember it was always full of tools that you couldn't see the walls. I always thought it smelled funn inside. Now every time I smell hydraulic fluid or stale gas I think of his workshop. Love, Brian
33: I remember going to Grandma & Grandpa's in the summer. Grandma & Grandpa would meet us 1/2 way to pick us up. One time it was really foggy so Grandma suggested playing a game (see who could see the next tree or farm house 1st). I think she | had them all memorized because she could say which side of the street the next tree was on long before it was visible. I remember going out to Grandpa's shed where he fixed things. I was too little to do anything but get into trouble. He still brought me along. | I remember it was always full of tools that you couldn't see the walls. I always thought it smelled funny inside. Now every time I smell hydraulic fluid or stale gas I think of his workshop. Love, Brian
35: We love you always and forever.
36: I remember staying with Grandma & Grandpa in the summer and going to the fair. Love, Jeremy | My kids always wanted to go to SF to Gigglebees for their Bday. It had arcade games with a chance to win tickets. Mom loved playing the
37: games just as much as the kids. We decided it would not be safe to ever take her to a Casino. Every birthday.... every kid, for years we went. Nearly every time she came along. Love. Darlene