Maymie DeLong

Bonny Oaks 1934 - 1938

Bonny Oaks Breakfast with the Keese's

(Circa 1930's)

By Maymie DeLong-Jones, a Bonny Oaks Acorn from 1934-1938

Dr. and Mrs. Keese would have their family come to visit and this was a typical breakfast we would prepare.  The muffins had a wonderful crispy outer texture that everyone loved.

1-2-3-4 Muffins

1 lb butter
1 cup milk
1 TBS baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 heaping TBS sugar
3 cups flour
4 eggs
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375F.  Grease muffin-pan cups (updating to non-stick pans with vegetable spray works great).

In large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Measure milk in a 2-cup measuring cup.  Add eggs and vanilla, beat with a fork mixing well.

Slowly beat milk mixture into the softened butter.  Add dry ingredients, mixing in one cup at a time.  The consistency will be a thick smooth batter.

Quickly dip batter into muffin-pan cups two thirds full.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Loosen edge of each muffin with a knife, turn out.  Serve hot with preserves.

Makes 24 muffins.

Stretch the Eggs

With the Depression continuing and the Keese's having such a large family, we needed a way to make scrambled eggs go further.  You will be surprised how good these taste and satisfy a hungry group.

Bonny Oaks' Scrambled Egg Recipe from the 1930's

In a large mixing bowl, add 1-2 eggs per person being served.  For every 6 eggs, add 2/3 cups precooked white rice and 1/2 tsp milk for each egg used.

Mix all ingredients.  Heat buttered frying pan, add egg mixture and scramble.

Salt and pepper to taste.


A Clever Mother

Mrs. Keese was a very clever mother when it came to her children.  A table in the downstairs hallway was expressly used to honor her visiting sons and daughters.

Whichever child was visiting that particular time would have their family photographs displayed on that table.  Photographs were continuously being replaced with the other visiting children's photos, each thinking it was their photographs constantly on display.


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