Notes from all over

by GDA


Well, Thanksgiving 2016 is over, so did everyone get enough turkey? Our Thanksgiving consisted of volunteering at the local Community Thanksgiving Dinner. For years I have been the one to serve the turkey. It has been fun, though not many ask for the turkey leg. This year I even brought something for the dessert table, krumkake. The recipe comes from my mother who got it from my grandmother Lena. My grandma was one heck of a cook and her gravy was the best ever.
Anyway, we have a kind of ritual in our family with krumkake. Edna used to mix it, I would cook it on the real krumkake grill and the kids would roll it. We would make a huge pan of it, though my son Guy used to eat a lot of it.
When the kids were married and had kids, they continued the ritual. I had been asked by many to bring some krumkake to the Community Dinner, so Edna and I made up a huge batch of it. The trouble is, the volunteers kept eating it.
I have been asked by John Jr. and Ashley Franks to print the recipe, so you will find it after this bit. I hope Grandma Lena isn't upset. There are two different grills to cook the krumkake with. One is the old-fashioned one that you put on the stove to heat up. It takes longer, but it does a better job. Then there is the modern one that cooks two at a time and that is what I tried. If you find one of the old-fashioned irons, buy it. Have fun.
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1-1/4 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix until smooth. Mix in flour, then gradually mix in milk. Do not substitute margarine for butter, or Splenda for sugar!
Put approximately 1 tablespoon of batter on krumkake iron. Cook until cookie is golden. Remove with fork. Quickly roll on form provided with the krumkake iron to cool.
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It looks like President-Elect Donald Trump is ignoring the Washington Elite and picking cabinet people who have actually accomplished something. I can't say I agree with all of them, but he hasn't asked my advice either. I do think it would be awesome to have Newt Gingrich as Secretary of State. Heck, we would actually have a real Secretary of State. His choice of "Mad Dog" as Secretary of Defense is definitely going to be interesting. At least he chose someone who does know which end of the rifle the bullet comes out of.
Maybe some of that deadwood in Washington, D.C., will see the light and retire along with their huge pensions.
By the way, can you believe that if you are elected a U.S. senator for one term, you are set for life with a pension of close to $200,000? That is just like winning the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes, and we, the people, allow them to get away with it. Trump said he is going for term limits and we need him to do it. These old-timers who sleep most of the time are a waste. Why do the voters keep putting them back in office? Is it because they have a (D) or (R) after their names?
At least we are now done with the Clintons, especially Hillary. The donations from foreign governments and our big banks and businesses to the Clinton Slush Fund are dropping fast. All those donations which were to buy influence are worthless now. Do you think some people have some questions to answer???
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Have a good week and Merry Christmas.