Plymouth Area News for the week of September 14th, 2015 by Joyce Steiner

Labor Day was last Monday.  Went to the parade in Colchester on Sunday afternoon.  Shared a corner with Dick and Phyllis Smith to watch the parade.  Seems an unlikely name for the holiday as most who labor take the day off.  However Plymouth Rock Antiques was open on Monday and we had a good day at the store.  Thanks to all who came in.
Took another mini vacation on Monday evening by going to watch the Mississippi river flow by as I ate my Subway sandwich.  No butterflies this week but lots of birds flying low to land on the water lilies.  Very peaceful.
Plymouth Women’s Circle met Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm at the PCCC.  We enjoyed a pot luck supper.  Program booklets were give out by the president Jessica Phelps.
Went to visit with Dot Burdett on Thursday evening.  Was there about 7:30-9 pm.  Think it is better to visit earlier in the day when she is more upbeat.
Plymouth Old Settlers will continue.  The organization meeting is Tuesday, October 6th at 7 pm at the Village Hall.  I assume that anyone who would like to help is invited.  I was honored to be asked to ride on the Old settlers float this year.  Though I helped with Old Settlers for many years, it was the first time I was asked to be a part of the Old Settlers committee parade entry.
Saturday, September 12th was the Second Saturday and Plymouth Pride held their first Second Saturday breakfast at the Community Center.  It went well.  Dennis Hilliard fixed the gravy.  We served sausage gravy with biscuits, pancakes, coffee, juice and milk.  This time we had desserts.  In the future, we plan to have breakfast at the Community Center on every Second Saturday.  We will move the time to 7 am instead of 6 am!  Thanks to all who came and ate breakfast.  The proceeds will be used to support Plymouth starting with the Community Center.  Plan to join us for breakfast each month.  A wiener roast and a hay rack rider are also being planned for October.
Sunday after church, mowed lots of my ragged looking yard.  Left some for later as it is too much to mow it all at once.  Went to visit Dot Burdett Sunday afternoon and her mood was better as it was earlier in the day.
I baked a pecan pie for the Plymouth Pride breakfast.  One should not brag but it was really good so I will share my recipe with you.
Joyce’s Pecan Pie-cream 1/3 cup butter with 3/4 cup brown sugar.  Beat in 3 eggs one at a time.  Add 1/2 cup light corn syrup and 1/2 cup dark corn syrup and beat.  Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans, 1/8 tsp salt and 1 tsp vanilla.
Now if you want a really good pecan pie, put 1/2 cup chocolate chips in the bottom of a deep dish pie shell then put pour in the filling.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.  The pie will puff up and you want the center to be pretty well set.  Sometimes I use English walnuts instead of pecans.  Using chopped nuts makes for a prettier top and a more uniform look.  Enjoy!
Have a great week.  Pray for peace.
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