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Family, Frogs and Custard??

Maple Custard Cups
Maple Custard Cups

The weekend was a bit crazy around these parts. I headed northbound on Saturday to spend some time with my grandparents. We cooked up a storm for dinner on Saturday…fresh peas and potatoes, chicken, tomatoes, fresh bread, cukes, and freshly baked up maple custard. A bit of a mix wouldn’t you say?!

My grandmother had a craving for some maple custard and we got right to work. The recipe hails from a cookbook she had written with her two sisters, The Three Sisters Cookbook. It was a fairly basic custard recipe: 2 eggs, 2 C. scalded milk, a teaspoon of vanilla, some sugar and salt. The beauty is you do not have to stand over the stove for hours whisking your arm off. Instead you put the custard in ramekins filled with a little real maple syrup in the bottom (I don’t have any of these can you believe it?! Good thing this was a project with my grandmother!), put them in a large enough baking pan, fill with a few inches of boiling water and bake. I love it! Oh and a note to you readers out there who use this recipe from their cookbook: She uses 3 eggs vs. the 2 called for.  She remembered using 3 eggs back when she was baking these at Howard’s Restaurant years ago! Amazing!

And here is dear Grandma slicing up cukes. She doesn’t understand about food blogs, or how a phone can take pictures and such but she smiled anyhow.

Treasured times
Treasured times

I returned home and Miss L and I went on an adventure. It started with handstands, attempting cartwheels in the yard and ended up with “Rascal”.  Our own pet toad for about 1/2 hour this afternoon. She caught him herself and observed him in her bug jar.

Let me outta here!
Let me outta here!

It was a great weekend had by all!

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