Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What do you collect?

Bessie and Bea love to collect things.
Bea, for instance collects old books and ...

glass marbles as well as many other delightful items!

Bessie got all domesticated yesterday and cooked up
some homemade cookies for Mr. Bessie.

Here you see Tropical Rhubarb Cookies (recipe at the bottom of this posting) placed on one of Bessie more unique collections.

Bessie, you see, likes to collect (and use!) anniversary and souvenir plates.
These plates were once the solution to the question ~ what do I give a special someone for a special anniversary or birthday?

We wonder ... do they even sell these things anymore?

Bessie's favourite plate was a gift from Bea. It's a North Dakota plate!
Who wouldn't want a lovely North Dakota plate saluting
cows, peasants, dams and badlands???

Speaking of collections, if you happen to collect recipes, here is one from Bessie's kitchen ...

Tropical Rhubarb Cookies

1-1/3 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
3 Tbsp. milk
2 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. shredded coconut
1 cup chopped rhubarb (fresh or frozen)
1 cup walnuts

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg; mix well. Sift flour, spices, baking soda. Add this to mix ~ alternate with milk. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 13 minutes. Particularly yummy with a hot tea served in a china cup.

Place warm cookies on your favourite souvenir plate
and share with a friend on a cool spring morning!

Bessie & Bea


Counting Your Blessings said...

I've wondered about those anniversary plates myself. I have one of the "mother" plates that my oldest son gave me (well, grandma bought it and wrapped it and Mitch claimed it). It's not terribly pretty but I cherish it.

I think everyone in our house is a magpie. We all have our little collections. They blame it all on me dragging them from one flea market to the next :)

Blessings... Polly

Blessings... Polly

Karyn said...

I hate to say it, but I am glad those plates are no longer in 'vogue'.

Good for you though, Bessie, to give new life to these oldies.