This past weekend my husband and I were in Saskatchewan for his brother’s wedding. It was a short trip out as we had been there last month over Christmas, but this was a big family event we weren’t about to miss!
We drove back to my mother-in-law’s house Sunday afternoon after the gift opening and had a relaxing evening visiting with her, my sister-in-law and my other brother-in-law which included watching my husband go through some of his boxes o’ stuff (after 12 years in Ontario he still has boxes of memories in her crawl space).
In the theme of getting rid of stuff, my mother-in-law had some gifts for us Well, the gift I choose was something that I actually did want… a copy of their Church’s cookbook! I love the idea of this type of cookbook as it is a collection of those tried and true recipes that you grew up with; you know, the stuff you could count on at family gatherings (Grandma’s stuffing, or your Aunt’s famous green bean casserole).
This Christmas I had one of the recipes that was a treat for my husband and his siblings growing up. Since moving away this has been a popular request when he has returned home for a visit. I hope you enjoy it as much as the family does.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 egg yolk and milk to make 2/3 cup
- 1 cup crushed rice krispies cereal (or corn flakes)
- 8 to 10 apples
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg white
Mix flour, salt, margarine, egg and milk for crust. Roll 1/2 of dough to fill 12″x17″ cookie sheet. Sprinkle with the rice krispies. Peel and slice apples and place on crust. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll other 1/2 dough and place on top. Seal edges. Beat egg whites stiff and brush over crust. Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes.
**Two miles east and eight and one half miles north of Beatty, SK stands the Bethesda Lutheran Church – a well conserved landmark of the district that the pioneers built in 1911 when the countryside was largely unbroken brushland. Most of the settlers came from Sweden seeking new homes and opportunities.**