The daily diary entries from Ruth Catherine McKenzie McCoy. Her daughter, author Fran Baker, has included photos, historic notes and "old-time" recipes following the entries. Readers are welcome to comment.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Monday, March 27, 1933
Daddy took us to school. Went early as Ruth Ray had to play volleyball. Walked home with Eilean. Mother made a custard pie.
Beat well 4 whole eggs and 1/2 cup sugar. Add 2 cups milk, a pinch of salt, a dab of butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Mix thoroughly and pour into unbaked pie shell. Put it in a quick oven (450 degrees) for about 10 minutes so that the crust may not be heavy. Reduce heat to moderate (350 degrees) and cook 25-30 minutes more until a silver knife inserted in center of custard comes out clean.