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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, November 5, 2001

Wind and then more wind, but it didnt stop us from having fun. Last Saturday my daughter Diane came down from Rochester so daughter Vickie, Diane and myself drove out to the Amish for more pickles and jam and then we were off to Wal-Mart, did a little shopping, if you could push your way through, what a crowd. We were gone only a couple of hours as Vickie had to watch the corn-dryer for Dennis. When we got back to Vickies house she told the maid to make pizza for supper and can that maid ever make good pizza. She made a couple of different kinds and the best one was the one with sauerkraut. My son and wife came for supper and after the pizza was gone we all played cards, what a fun time we had.
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A minister went to call on a family who attended his church. The family had just bought a big mean-looking dog, and it was standing in the yard, growling. The minister stopped outside the gate. The lady of the house came to the door and called, come on in. Will the dog bite? the preacher asked. I dont know, the woman said, Thats what we want to find out.
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Ole says, its awful to grow old by yourself. Lena hasnt had a birthday in seven years.
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Holidays are confusing. Youd think Thanksgiving would be in September, right after the kids go back to school.
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Christians are told to walk in Gods love, not just talk about it.
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Imagination is something that sits up with dad and mom the first time their teenager stays out late.
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There are still a few things you can get for a dollar, like nickels, dimes and quarters.
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This is one of those things that is not known. What happens to the pencil by the telephone.
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The Packard was the first automobile to cross the American Continent under its own power. The trip in 1903, required 52 days.
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Moms House Rules
If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it.
If you break it, fix it.
If you cant fix it, report it.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it doesnt concern you,
dont mess with it.
If you dont know, ask.
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Pioneer Quilts
Pioneer quilts were said to be
Made only for utility,
But they were made for beauty too.
By work-worn hands
who loved each hue,
And also they were made to save,
The memories that each piece gave.
I know because I, luckily,
Have one my grandma gave me.
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~Until next week, Annabelle

Glazed Sweet Potatoes
2 lbs medium sweet potatoes or
2 cans (18 oz each) sweet potatoes, drained
1/4 cup butter or margarine
14 cup maple-flavored syrup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

If using fresh sweet potatoes, place in a kettle, cover with water and cook covered for 25-35 minutes or just until tender. Drain, cool slightly.

Peel and cut into chunks. Place cooked or canned sweet potatoes in a 2-qt baking dish. In a small saucepan, combine butter, syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon, cook and stir until mixture boils. Pour over potatoes. Bake 350, 30-40 minutes or until heated through.

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