Today I have been working on getting things in my apartment so that when the kids need to move me to Assisted Living, if it is ever needed, they will not have a mess on their hands. Today it was ‘getting-rid-of-books-day’.
As I was sorting through and finding ones I did not want to part with, my hand touched one book that wiggled my memory into full speed ahead and for the next almost two hours, “it” and I and coffee was outside on the glider, lovingly going through each page. The funny part about that is I knew only a hand full of people whose pictures were there but that handful was something else.
The title of the spiral book was “The Borodenko Family Cook Book”. On the inside cover Joyce had written, “To our Dearest Friends Marge and Loren. With love and fondest memories we shared together serving our Lord and the wonderful times we had at Grant Memorial Baptist Church in Winnipeg!” God’s Blessings. Joyce and Ted Borodenko. Dated Oct. 13-19, 1988.
Ted and Joyce spent those days with us in Tempe, AZ. The “Book” was a part of the 1986 Borodenko Family Reunion in Dominion City, Manitoba on July 5 and 6, 1986. It was their gift to us as we parted ways on Oct. 19, 1988.
Joyce was such a dedicated leader in Pioneer Girls and Ted in Boys’ Brigade. Both were heavily involved in Bird River Bible Camp along with several others just like them. What a treasure for Loren and me as we served together with these very Godly people in Winnipeg.
In this “Cookbook” are some recipes which I had forgotten but I want to share a few with you and by all means ~~~~~ Enjoy!
Before that I want to print two precious bits to ponder which were in the beginning of the Book.
4 lbs. of Love, 3/4 lb. Self Forgetfulness, 1/2 lb. Good Looks
2 T. Sweet Argument, 1/2 lb. Buttered Youth, 1/2 lb. Pwd. Wit, 1/2 pt. Rippling Laughter, 1 glass of Confidence.
Blend the flavor of love, good looks, and sweet temper into a well furnished home. Mix the buttered youth with confidence and self forgetfulness together. Then add to sweet argument. Work together until thoroughly blended and bake gently-forever.
1 grass grown field, 1/2 doz. children or more, several dogs and puppies, – if in season, 1 brook, pebbles.
Into the field, pour the children and dogs allowing to mix well. Pour brook over pebbles until slightly frothy. When children are nicely browned, take them in and cool in a warm tub. Dry well and serve with fresh baked bread or cookies.
Both of the above were submitted by Gloria Rudyk, Sudbury Ontario.
Now for those recipes. I hope you not only will try but add to your “most-favorite” collection.
“Easy” Blender Cheesecake
Cream 2-8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese. Add 1 c. milk and 1 c. sour cream and blend well. Sprinkle in 1 large pkg. of Vanilla Instant Pudding. Blend well.
CRUST: Combine 2 . graham cracker crumbs with 1/2 c. melted butter. (Leave a bit of the crumbs to sprinkle on top). (Submitted by Linda Borodenko.]
1 pkg. graham wafers, 1 sm. pkg. vanilla pudding (cooked), 1/2 pt. whipped cream, vanilla butter icing.
Line 9×13 pan with whole graham wafers. Prepare vanilla pudding and let it cool a few minutes. Pour onto wafers. Put in fridge for a few minutes. Beat whipping cream and spread on vanilla pudding. Line pan with another layer of wafers. Ice with vanilla butter icing. Chill. (best if made the day before serving.)
1-1/2 c. minute rice, 1 chicken, cut up, 1/2 c. water, 1 tin each mushroom soup, cm. of chicken, and cm. of celery, 1/4 c. finely diced celery.
Take the rice and add soups, celery, and water. Be sure the rice is fully coated. Place chicken pieces on top. Bake for 2 hours at 350 deg. (Irene Borodenko submitted this)
Stir and Dump Chicken
Chicken parts, 1 bottle Catalina salad dressing, 1 envelope onion soup mix, 1 small jar apricot jam.
Place chicken parts in baking dish. Mis remaining ingredients together and pour over chicken. Bake at 350 deg. for 1 hour. (Submitted by Ruth Boggs)
Memoriable moments in time. Both Ted and Joyce are Home now with their Lord whom they served so willingly and with such joy.
Yes! The Winnipeg years were a zenith point for us. We never forgot them. Most of our friends from those days now are Home. So many. The church, Winnipeg, the whole area actually – – it all wiggled it’s way into our hearts and in mine, it all is forever embedded. The year we moved to Wpg, was 1967, Centennial Year for Canada. So many special, special celebrations going on ALL the time that year.
Thank you Lord for the times You gave us in the Wpg. years. Precious friendships, too. Thank You for it all. Thank You for giving me a memory so I can remember and smile at the thought of the ice castles made in the winter time, the ice igloos in St Vital down the middle of the parkway with colored lights in each one, the Missionary Conferences held each year, the many missionaries coming for the celebration in the church, the Afternoon Teas each weekday at The Bay, which started out I believe at just under a dollar and before we left the price had gone up to $1.50. I remember how cream was put in hot tea, and vinegar on French fries. The beautiful Christmas seasons, the Sr. High Young People that gave us so much joy and most of all the expression of Your love that You gave to us to share with each other. Help me Lord, to never forever all that you flooded our lives with, but mostly, just You and the gift of love and of life and of living in a time and a place where You were lifted up and honored and glorified. And also knowing that Jesus Christ, was and is the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Amen.
Remembering and moving onward a better person because of my Lord.