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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Junk Journal and Custard!

Here are some photos of my latest creation. It's a Junk Journal that will be an ART Journal when it is full of art!

It's made up entirely of recycled packaging!

It will be a lot of fun to fill it's pages!

I've been thinking a lot about my Grandma and this morning I woke up thinking about afternoon custard. We would have tea at three as I got home from school each day. It always involved some type of sweet whether it was cookies or custard it was always GOOD! It was her way of reconnecting with me after I had been gone all day and we would talk about what I was learning. So today I am making egg custard...
Baked Custard
I use the same recipe she always did in the old Better Homes and Gardens NEW Cookbook. I don't have her cookbook but I found one with a Copyright of 1953 for $10 at some Antique Mall or Flea Market.

Baked Custard

3 slightly beaten eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 Cups milk, scalded
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla

NOW FOR GRANDMAS SECRET EXTRA...... sprinkle top of custard once it's in  the custard cups with ground nutmeg.

OVEN set to 325*F

Combine eggs, sugar and salt. Slowly stir in slightly cooled milk and vanilla. Pout into six 5-ounce custard cups. Set cups in shallow pan. Pour hot water around them 1-inch deep. Bake in slow oven (325*F) 40 to 45 minutes, until knife inserted off-center comes out clean. Serve warm or chilled. Makes 6 servings.


  1. It is wonderful you have good memories of doing things with your grandmother! Love your junk journal!

  2. Oh Becky my Grandmother used to make the same thing. Wonderful memories surround food. Love the journal:) Hug B

  3. Love the journal! Becky, I also have fond memories of foods my Granny made..I was not given her recipe book but as you said can find most recipes online..Wonderful Memories..:)


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