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Christmas 2017: Grandma Bagby's Boiled Custard

By Linda Waggener

My cousin Beth Leftwich Lomax has been doing some Christmas cooking and reporting. She wrote, "Just got through making Grandma Bagby's boiled custard. I could hear her telling me to keep stirring. Do not walk away from the custard on the stove. Keep it at just the right heat. Don't let it boil. You will know when it is done because it will feel different. AND. . . she was right. That wonderful woman taught me to sew, quilt, can, freeze and many other things. I am so grateful to her."


And I'm grateful to Beth for reminding me of all the family and the ways of the people I love this season. I didn't learn about boiled custard making as a child, but did learn about sweet green pea salad, grits casserole and lima bean casserole. Better get into the kitchen!


This story was posted on 2017-12-24 13:47:33
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