Another sweet little haul from the local flea market this week...a book, a spatula, and an oil can. Funny how these things delight us so.
The oil can is a vintage Singer made in the U.S.A. I love a "made in the U.S.A." label.
Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot tells the story...oh I'll just pop in another picture...
Perhaps many are familiar with this quote: He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. ~Jim Elliot
The thing about this is that John has been talking about this story a lot in recent weeks so to find this book on top of a stack of others for a pittance was almost providential. Further, it has a little provenance as there is a bookplate inside that says that a copy of this book was placed in a certain church library in memory of a loved one. That church happens to be in my dad's hometown. Whom has John been discussing this story with? My dad. Father's Day coming up next month... Hmmm... We'll see. Gotta love God breezes.
Look at this fantastic spatula. I have nothing like it and have always wanted one to frost cakes with because I frost cakes
I was planning to bake Mary Todd Lincoln's Almond White Cake posted by Suzanne on May 8, but found that I had no almonds. Figures. Anyway, I had to make it up to the man somehow. Have you ever seen a man's face fall when he's expecting cake and realizes that it isn't going to happen? Sad...very. I remedied it this way...Crumb Cake for breakfast.
Crumb Cake Receipt (An Old Family Recipe)
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
¾ cup shortening (I use butter)
Make the above ingredients into crumbs. Save 1 cup for topping.
1 cup sour milk (add 1 TBS white vinegar to fresh milk)
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cloves (I used a half teaspoon of nutmeg...no ground cloves in this house either)
1 tsp cinnamon
Add to the crumb mixture, beat well, cover with crumbs.
Pour into an 8x8 pan.
Bake at 350° for approximately 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Create yourselves a wonderful Tuesday...