When I was a "soon to be bride", the ladies in Grenada, Ms had a Kitchen Shower for me. They brought recipes and all the ingredients or utensils needed to actually make the recipe. A dear friend, Beth, actually made me a recipe file. Even though the file itself has certainly grown, her handwritten recipes are still there and are used frequently. Each time I open the box and see her cards, it makes me smile at the thoughtfulness of a good friend.
Recently, I saw another of those cards. It was written by a friend of my mother's . I am a Facebook Friend to this friend's daughter, and I sent the original card in her mother's writing to her. (I made a copy first!) Isn't it fun to have old friends and have their actions and kindnesses still circulating after all these years!
Remember this from Girl Scouts?
Make new friends, but keep the old.
One is silver and the other gold.
This is an old recipe that I once had and couldn't locate. My good friend, Julie found it and sent it to me for you to try! It's good and great when you don't have many ingredients on hand and need something sweet!
*Julie's Note: At some point I had calculated that 1/8 pie has 323 calories.
Divinity Pie (aka: Saltine Pie)
3 egg whites beaten stiff
Add 1 cup sugar, beat well
Finely crush 23 soda crackers
Fold cracker dust and 1 cup nuts into egg whites
Add 1 tsp vanilla
Put in buttered pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
Topping -- when pie is cold:
1/2 pt whipping cream -- whip until stiff -- spread on pie
Sprinkle with nuts or coconut
Let stand in refrigerator 10 to 12 hours