On the Banks of Plum Creek – Laura Ingalls Wilder (#4)


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5/5 Christmas Candies

What is it about?

Hey! Do you remember back in the day when all you wanted for Christmas was a little bit of candy? No? I don’t either. We have to remember, though, that Laura Ingalls lived in a different time, a time when gadgets, gizmos, and toys weren’t available at the touch of a button and credit wasn’t handed out to anyone that breathes.

Laura and her family find a place to settle in Minnesota. Papa plans on planting wheat, but trouble happens. It’s a really heart warming story about how families support each other and work together to get through tough times.

This is also the book where you get introduced to the unforgettable Nellie Oleson.

You do not need to read the other books in the series to enjoy this book. 

Was it good?

I loved this book. It was heart warming and inspiring. I felt Laura’s joy and her worries.

This is a pretty good Christmas story. There are about 3 Christmas’ in this book as it takes place over a longer period of time than the previous books, but they were all beautiful and festive. It’s also really interesting how they celebrated the holidays back then.

Vanity Cakes

Laura invites her schoolmates home for a party and her mom made Vanity Cakes, and al the girls gobbled them up. They sounded really tasty so I decided to search on pinterest, and it turns out there’s a whole Little House on the Prairie Blog! I tried their vanity cake recipe and it get’s a 4/4 rating. My 1 year old ate 1.5 cakes, my 3 year old ate 4, my husband ate one, and I ate 3, and then they were all gone. They aren’t sweet because they are made with egg and flour and are fried in oil, but they are tasty!

Vanity Cakes Recipe inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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