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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, February 4, 2002

Our nice weather made me think about years ago when spring came. I drove over to Cresco one day last week and what a nice smooth road since they fixed it last fall. Years ago when I was a kid and when spring came, you did not get to Cresco ‘til the weather was so hot it would dry up the terrible wet spots and holes in the road. One farmer was kept busy just pulling cars out all day long. It wasn’t just 139, but all the roads in the country. We’ve got two months of winter left and could get snow yet, but it could never get as bad as years ago on our roads
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Chuckle
Old Uncle Henry asked that Aunt Agatha sing, “Amazing Grace” at his funeral. He always claimed his wife’s singing could wake the dead, so figured maybe Auntie could do the same thing.
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A minister went to see a woman whose husband had just passed away. “Was your husband covered by insurance?” the minister inquired. “Oh, no,” the widow replied, “Just his nightshirt.”
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It’s hard to make ends meet when they’re so far apart.
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Work for the Lord. The pay isn’t much, but the retirement plan is out of this world.
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Not everyone repeats gossip - Some improve it.
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Those who only sample the Bible - never acquire a taste for it.
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Prayer should be as natural as breathing.
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Life itself can’t give you joy,
unless you really will it,
Life just gives you time and space
It’s up to you to fill it.
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Right?
Birds build their nests, rear their young, and make their annual flights to other climates, but so far as is known, no bird ever tried to build more nests than its neighbor, and no fox ever fretted because he has only one hole in the earth in which to hide, and no squirrel ever died of anxiety lest he should not lay up enough nuts for two winters instead of one, and no dog ever lost sleep over the fact that he did not have enough bones buried in the ground for his declining years. So many people put the emphasis upon the wrong thing - like keeping up with the Jones.
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Hints
•If you rub the skin of a chicken with mayonnaise before baking, the skin will get crisp and brown.
•You can blend a sprinkling of instant coffee granules into your brown gravy, it enhances the flavor and color. For beef or pork gravy add a dash of chili powder.
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Water Facts
1. It takes 1,500 gallons of water to pro .....
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 25th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 28, 2002

When I am old
Then I’ll live with my children And bring them great joy,
To repay all I’ve had from
Each girl and boy.
I shall draw on the walls and Scuff up the floor;
Run in and out wit ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 21, 2002

Isn’t it fun to work together and have a lot of fun and visiting. Last Thursday we meet at our church basement for our ELCA meeting and tied quilts which we send over seas and also give to charities and ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 14, 2002

Have you broken your New Years resolution already? Here is what other countries do at the start of the New Year. In the U.S. 12:00 o’clock midnight is for blowing horns, ringing bells and blowing whistle ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 7, 2001

Suppose everyone is freezing in this cold weather. It is hard to take after the warm fall and nice days in December. I have always loved the farm, but I’m really glad I don’t have to go out and milk cows ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, December 31, 2001

The year just past,
Is like a door.
Shut tight and locked
“Forevermore.”
Gone is the year,
Of two-thousand one
No Longer yours,
No longer mine
Some days were good,
Some d ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, December 24, 2001

May the joy of your
Happiest Christmas
Be doubled this year and then
When you recall the memory
May it all be doubled again.
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May we all have a meaningful Christmas, and I kn ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Dec 14th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, December 17, 2001

Was in the store the other day and heard some lady say, “We are using paper plates this year for our Christmas dinner, saves on dishwashing. Hasn’t things changed. I remember when I was a kid, Christmas ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Dec 7th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, December 10, 2001

Remember how us kids years ago had to memorize all our Christmas parts in both the country school play and also for our Church Christmas program. I know one thing our minds were stronger then, as now I ..... 
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