One of the best Christmas presents I received this year was done in kahootz by my sister-in-law, Megan and my mom, Liz. Together they surprised me with a pair of custom designed tea towels. Now, these aren’t your average tea towels, instead they’re quite special. And, what makes them so special is the fact that the fabric is custom designed!
It was my mom who came up with the idea to turn an old recipe of my Grandma’s into fabric and it was Megan who figured out how to do it and then was able to sew the fabric into the towels! Using the website Spoonflower, Megan said that she uploaded the recipe card my mom had given her and then designed the fabric. So very cool. I can’t wait to give this a try myself!
My Grandma, Marie, was a special person in my life, so getting to walk into my kitchen and see the handwritten recipe on the towels makes me inspired by her love for cooking and a very happy little lady!
Bonus :: In addition to being a good cook, my Grandma was also a nurse. In fact, she met my Grandpa, Harold, while they both were serving in World War II – her as a nurse, he as a doctor. So, this weekend as I recoup from having my wisdom teeth out I found the tea towels to be great ice pack holders! Nurse Grandma Waltz to the rescue!
Nutmeg Cake, by Grandma Marie Waltz
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
6 tbsp butter
1/4 cup cream
1 cup brown sugar
1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and blend.
2. Mix together dry ingredients.
3. Add dry ingredients to butter, sugar and egg mixture. Add milk.
4. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9 pan.
5. Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
6. While baking, make the icing by mixing together butter, cream and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
7. Take out cake and pour icing on warm cake. Put back in oven for 5 minutes.