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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Nov 15th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Seems like everybody goes for coffee breaks, and I wonder how much coffee some people drink in a day. I remember years ago how we made coffee especially at church doings or Ladies Aid suppers. We used those big coffee pots and we would add 1-2 eggs (beaten) to the boiling coffee to make it so good. Then a few years ago it came out eggs were bad for you. Guess us "oldies" survived the coffee with an egg in it and how good it was. Just a reminder the government says now you can eat eggs again, guess they must of asked the old hens and they said "go ahead' and eat eggs. I wonder what it cost our government to find out how good eggs are again.

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Chuckle

The phone rang and the Ozarker rushed out of bed to answer it. "I'm sorry, you'll have to call the weather bureau for that information" he said. "Who was that dear?" his wife asked. "Oh, just some guy who wanted to know if the coast was clear."

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A health official came to a grade school for a visit and lectured about the danger of rats and rat infestations. One boy was so impressed he wrote this note, "We never even knew what a rat looked like until you came here."

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How is it that we can look through the family photo album and split our sides laughing - then look into the mirror and never even crack a smile.

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Some people may wear gold crowns, but they are on teeth and not on their heads.We hate to repeat gossip, but what else can you do with it.

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Whiter Than SnowA heart that's filled with sorrowis colored deepest blue;A heart of hate and envyis black to every view.The hearts of love and loversAre joys; a rosy red,and a heart that sees all visionsIs nasty green instead.But, the heart that's pure and saintly,And lets its' kindness showIs whiter than the whitenessOf the first new fallen snow. ----

Hints

1. A little salt added to flour before mixing with water or milk will keep the flour from being lumpy.2. If you're out of whipping cream, try adding sliced bananas to the white of an egg. Beat until stiff, This makes an excellent topping for puddings and pies.

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The shortest baseball game in major league history was between the Giants and Phillies, Sept. 28, 1919. The game lasted 51 minutes.

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Where the past is constant fancy to life, that person has no time to plan for anything better. Small wonder then that his past looks so good to him - all his cultivation and thought have gone into it.The man who is eager about tomorrow is the man who has properly arranged his past, has learned from it, and has planned for something better.

Until next week, Annabelle



Fruit Cake Bars

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tbls. vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped candied pineapple

1 3/4 cups red & green candied cherries, halved

2 cups pitted dates, halved

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each one. Stir in vanilla, add flour and walnuts, mix well. Spread evenly in a greased & floured 15x10 in. baking pan. Sprinkle with pineapple, cherries and dates, press lightly into dough. Bake 325 - 45-50 minutes, until lightly brown. Cool before cutting.

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