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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Nov 9th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, November 12, 2001

Sure is buzzing everywhere with tractors and wagons bringing in corn to the elevators. The weather has been ideal so hope the corn is all harvested before the rain and cold weather sets in. I can remember helping my dad husk corn by hand. I also remember the day when I was throwing ears of corn into the wagon and I accidentally hit my dad on the side of his head. After that, I was told in short words to be more careful husking corn, but when your hands hurt, your feet hurt, you were cold and very hungry, you were ready to go home. Then when we got home the corn had to be shoveled into the corn crib, horses watered and feed, before we could go into eat, now that was what we called hard work in the good od days.
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A woman told her friend about her plans to visit Yellowstone National Park. Dont forget old Faithful, her friend said. Oh, I wont, the lady replied, Hes going with me.
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Lena: Its a long hot summer, Ole how about taking Little Ole to the zoo.
Ole: Nutting doing, if dey vant him, dey can come and get him.
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Dont worry about finding your station in life, somebody will be sure to tell you where to get off.
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Three pounds of food and four pounds of water a day will keep the human body functioning, but these would be of little use without the 34 full pounds of air which enter the lungs every 24 hours.
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If at first you dont succeed, youre like most other people.
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Table Grace
God Bless this food
that we shall eat,
This bread that we shall break,
And make our actions
kind and sweet,
We ask for Jesus sake. Amen.
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When using aluminum foil to cover a baking pan or casserole dish, put the foil on with the dull side up instead of the shiny side. The Dull side absorbs the head instead of reflecting it and the food cooks faster.
When rolling out sugar cookies, use powdered sugar on your board instead of flour. Cookies have a much better flavor and do not get hard.
Use a small amount of baking powder in your gravy if it seems quite greasy. The grease will disappear.
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Winter is coming
Winter is coming!
And all too quick.
Streets, roads and sidewalks,
Slippery and slick!
Winter is coming!
Most birds have gone
And white frost adorns,
Back and front lawns.
Winter is coming!
The trees stand bare,
Dead leaves are flying
All through the air!
Winter is coming!
But some day spring,
When trees bud again
And the birds will sing.
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~Until next week, Annabelle

Apricot-Raspberry Bread
2 cups flour 1 egg
1 cup sugar 3/4 cup water
1-2 tsp grated orange peel 1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup fresh or frozen
1/2 tsp baking soda (halved) cranberries 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup apricot preserves

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, orange peel baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, beat egg, water and oil, stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the cranberries, pour into a greased and floured 9 loaf pan. Cut apricots in the preserves into small pieces, spoon preserves over the batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Bade 350 60-70 minutes.

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