For some reason I have been on a blast from the past fixation. Maybe it has been my fascination with the wonderful gift that Mike and Barry have given us. They have taken all of the old pictures and documents from Mom and Dad’s house and scanned them and put them on a hard drive for each of us. I know that they have spent hours on this and it is so precious. They have scanned everything, old letters, report cards, dance cards, newspaper clippings, everything!!!! And the pictures. They are amazing. I have been spending hours reviewing them and each one seems to elicit some fond memory.
Mike started a file for each of us where he scanned pictures or documents that pertained to our families. I have been inspired to start on the boxes of stuff in the attic and scan them in and make a hard drive for each of the kids. I would love to have it by Christmas but I know that is not possible, especially since I am redoing the guest bedroom. But I can start and maybe have it done by next Christmas. Then I would love to do the same for Dave and all his pictures, mission stuff etc. Alot of work but it will be so good to have it all on a computer. I love going to the old pictures and pulling them in for my blog, etc.
For mom’s birthday, I purchased some printableblank note cards at Office Max and put a different picture of her and dad on a dozen of them. Tied them with some old ribbon—-so cute. I gave them to her to use, but I don’t think she will. They sit on her kitchen table, right where she sets down to eat each day. I don’t think they are going anywhere.
Well back to the purpose of this post. Grandma Cheltina’s cookies. I really don’t have alot of memories of Grandma cooking or baking but I know this is her recipe from the note on the original recipe card in mom’s file.. My memories of these were when mom made them. I can remember coming home on Primary night ( that was when it was during the week) and she would have a big plate of these. She always made a big batch and I loved the dough. it has been a treat the past few years to make them for her. With the whole wheat you have to be careful how many of these you eat at a time. We didn’t call them “poop cookies” for nothing.
One of my favorite things about this recipe is the dough. It is so good.
“Find the Layne nose!!!!”
He doesn’t understand “photo shoot”
1 cup oil
1 ½ cups brown sugar
5 TBS canned milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup raisins
Chopped walnuts optional
Combine the oil, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and canned milk. Mix together the dry ingredients and add to the oil mixture. Add the oats, chocolate chips, raisins and nuts if using. Drop by Tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Do not over bake. Freeze what you will not use quickly.