Hello and welcome to The Capricious Crafter blog! Who or what is the capricious crafter? Well, that would be me, Becky, a sixty something child of God, wife, daughter, aunt, great aunt, friend and lover of crafting, cooking, reading, travel, and more. My husband and I have been married almost thirty years and are looking forward to his retirement at the end of 2014. Our plans are to buy a new camper and hit the road as much as possible. Oh, the possibilities are endless for our future!

I am a child of the 1950's and that is definitely my favorite 'era'. I collect Fire King items from the 1940's and 50's, clear glass or crystal glassware, especially pitchers, cream and sugar sets, etc., as well as old dishware and serving pieces, vintage fabrics and so much more!

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember, and definitely from my early childhood. I remember my mother teaching me how to make paper dolls from the Sears catalog and 'shirt cardboard' from the cleaners. And now I still love playing with paper! My primary crafty passion is paper crafting items such as mini albums, cards, tags, etc., however I also enjoy crocheting, some sewing, embroidery, mixed media art and art journaling, felt crafts and so much more.

My purpose for this blog is to share the crafts I make, foods I cook, decorating and caring for my home, new products I try, treasures I find at estate and yard sales, my collections, and anything else I come up with. I hope you will join me on this journey ... it's going to be a very 'capricious' ride!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sharing ... Favorite Family Recipes ... Holidays

Remember in my first post I said I also love to cook and would probably share some of my favorite recipes from time to time?  Well, it's just a few days until Thanksgiving, and I am sitting here looking up my favorite recipes and making my grocery list, so I thought I would share one of my favorite holiday recipes with you that I will be making for our 'big' Thanksgiving dinner this coming Saturday with my sweet 'young'un' and his wife and my sweet baby boy ... aka 'Punkin Bug'! 

The recipe is for a delicious, basic, and very easy squash casserole.  Years ago there was 'home cooking' restaurant in the Atlanta area called Aunt Fanny's Cabin and, though I only went there once MANY years ago, I don't remember if I had this casserole or not.  But years later, a lady I worked with brought it to a work pot luck dinner and I fell in love, and she shared the recipe with me.  Here you go ...

Aunt Fanny's Cabin Squash Casserole
  1. In large pot, boil 3 pounds chopped yellow squash with a little salt until tender.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  1. Drain squash, and put in a large bowl with 1 egg.
  1. Mash up squash with the egg.
  1. Add: 1/2 stick butter or margarine, 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1/2 +/- (to taste) chopped onions, dash black pepper, 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  1. Mix all ingredients well.
  1. Place in 2 quart casserole dish (I use 9 x 13).
  1. Sprinkle top with another 1/2 cup bread crumbs and drizzzle with another 1/2 stick melted butter or margarine.
  1. Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes or until bubbly in center.

This is such an easy recipe, and can be made a day ahead up to the baking and refrigerated until you are ready to bake it the next day.

If you make this, I would love to hear how you like it, so please come back and leave a comment!