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Friday, October 8, 2010


This basket of faux fruit sits on the corner of my counter all year long.  Just to look at it makes me happy!  I added the Fall bow for this time of year.  I just love old recipes and I have a 1940's "The Lily Wallace New American Cook Book" It was given to one of my sisters back in the 50's and then given to me many years later.  The recipes are both basic and complicated, the illustrations wonderful and humorous for in the 40's it gives recipes to be served "with or without servants!!!" Don't think I need to worry about that-ha!
   Today I have a simple recipe for Apple Crisp in keeping with the season, mmmm!  I can smell it now!

You definitely can tell I have used the old cookbook and this recipe many times in the last 50 yrs!

4 cups of sliced apples (your choice of favorite)
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup of butter or margerine
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
   Arrange apples in a buttered baking dish (or you can use spray).  pour hot water over them. Cream butter adding flour and sugar to blend and form crumbs.  Sprinkle over the apples and bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes.  Serve with ice cream or as is, Delicious! Remember that you can use substitutes for sugar (sweetener), margerine for butter, etc. to make this low calorie.  It does not change the flavor.
     My Sweet hubby had treatment yesterday afternoon and all went well.  While I am sitting there with him I often write poetry, draw pictures, or plan what to post next on my blogs.  Here is one of my sentiments about the cancer journey:
   Walking the Rocky Shore

As we walk along this rocky shore
I ponder what else there is in store
  For my sweet Love and me.

Battling cancer five years in,
... five long years since it began
   And we still pray for a miracle.

Why bad things happen to good men?
Is never answered though we ask again and again,
   And we mourn the way we were.

We trust in God and thank Him each day
For letting us be together...longer we pray
   For half of me is him, together we are whole.
        ©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

     NEW DAY

Love of Lord increases every bright new morn
All my faith and joy again reborn.
And if the day be gloomy
I never feel despair
For behind those dark clouds
My Savior lingers there!

Watching over all his children
No matter large or small
The goodness of our Lord
Watches over all.

What a comfort to my soul
When things of earth have taken their toll,
Knowing I can rest in His great hand!
       ©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart


welcome to my world of poetry said...

What a wonderful post, The poem about the Rocky shore brought tears to my eyes. My husband had cancer twice......he was not lucky.
My eldest son was diagnosed three years ago and at the moment he is fine, but each night I praise the Lord that he is still with us. It may have brought tears to my eyes but it also brought hope.

Take care/

Doris Sturm said...

That faux fruit looks so real and appetizing. Thanks for the recipe. Isn't it funny (and interesting) the sort of things they wrote into old recipe books?

Those poems are so lovely and encouraging. I hope your dear husband will overcome the treatment and feel better and stronger soon. It is so wonderful for you both to find strenght and comfort in the Lord for people without Him have nobody to lean on.

God bless you both,
With Love,
Doris and Gizzy

Ginny said...

A lovely basket! Do you put different bows on it for the different seasons and holidays? You are a wonderful poet! So many times, pain seems to enhance creativity for some reason. My brother-in-law just had his second stem cell transplant for the MM. They were planning to do a donor one from his other brother, but he got too ill, so now he gets his own frozen cells and his immune system has just gone to zero and is on the way back up. If all goes well, he'll get the donor transplant brfore Christmas. There is lots of hope, they do wonderful things with this now.

Gloria said...

What great poems for your husband and you. My thoughts are with you. I send healing thoughts to your husband and well being thoughts to you Kerrie.
I love your cookbook and your faux fruit is wonderful. I have an old cookbook too. It's very small and it's for casseroles only. Tee Hee. Well wishes dear, have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

I am really touched by your poetry. I will continue to keep you both close in my heart and prayers.
I love to collect old cookbooks/recipes and thoroughly enjoyed this post and the Autumn recipe.
Blessings to you this weekend.