Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

The Gold Shoe (Hill, GL, 1930) is perfect to read this time of year- wintery and snowy, with so many descriptions of little homey meals.
When Anastasia arrived at the McDonald house she drank hot tea, then a tray with oyster stew, buttered toast, ruby jelly and some celery hearts.
Late the next morning, since she slept in, they had meat pie, baked potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce and cookies.
"They just live in it, like sunshine!" Tasha noticed about Thurly and his mother thinking of the difference when God's love rules in your heart.
That evening, they ate a simple little supper of baked beans, bread and butter followed by baked apples and caraway cookies. I need to find a recipe for these cookies- this is another mention of them in Ms. Hill's stories.
The next breakfast is a ham omelette with biscuits and fried potatoes. The following morning, after Tasha left, they had oatmeal.
Mrs. McDonald has another visitor later in the story, which I'll discuss in my next post.
Merry Christmas!

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