My grandmother has come up with the fabulous idea to bake and freeze our Christmas goodies this year, so that there will be more time to spend with the family. (Additionally, I am receiving cooking lessons!) Today we made Orange Pecan Monkey Bread, which was delicious! (And did not get frozen. It got eaten!)
I learned where orange zest comes from, and had fun doing it! When I asked Grandmother what to do with the orange after I was finished, she said “Don’t waste it! You peel that thing, cut that thing, and eat that thing!” (I included the picture of the rinds because I was fascinated by the colors!) We spent a very enjoyable afternoon making a delicious treat, and swapping fashion advice 😊 (I am now the proud owner of a lovely blue plaid scarf, and a dark denim wrap skirt, courtesy of Grandmother!)
Grandmother’s kitchen is all in Blue Willow, and I love it. She tells me that I’m the only who does, so I get all her Blue one day. And there is quite a bit! We talked about the history of some of the pieces she collected while Grandfather was overseas. Then the timer to the oven went off, and the feasting began 😁 The recipe is one of my great-grandmother’s, part of a cookbook Grandmother and Mom and I are creating with her old recipes! It was wonderful! I’ll post the recipe later, if you’re interested!