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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Sep 21st, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, September 24, 2001

What a wonderful birthday I had and a big Thank you to my kids for getting it up. I guess you never know how many friends you have till a big day like Sunday comes up. I want to thank you each and everyone who came, and for all the cards, gifts and money that I received. The afternoon turned out sunny in spite of the little rain we had at noon. I wish I could thank each one of you with a hug like you gave me, but will just say THANK YOU for coming and especially to my five kids, Diane, Vickie, Karen, Allan and Marty for all the time and work getting everything ready, and for all the food, it was great, and you know what - I dont feel a day older, just a little tired from all the hugs, kisses and hand shaking on my special day. God Bless you all for coming.
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A man and his wife noticed the couple next door kissing passionately on the porch. Why cant you do that? the wife asked. Dont be silly, her husband replied. I hardly know the woman.
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Ole and Lena were expecting their first baby. As the time approached, Lena announced, I tink its time for da baby - but vid da traffic dis time of day, Im not sure ve vill get to da hospital in time. Ole thought a minute and then said, Vell, maybe ve better take two cars, dat vay, vun of us is sure to make it.
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If you say what you think, dont expect to hear only what you like.
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When youre over the hill - you pick up speed.
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Do not face the day until you have faced God.
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Even a family tree has to have some sap.
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If everybody followed you
completely to the letter,
Tell me, if they followed you,
would the world be any better?
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Good for pies:
McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Cortland, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Winesap and Wealthy.
Apple snacks:
make mini carmeled apples by dipping quartered apples on toothpicks into melted carmel
spread crunchy peanut butter on apple wedges for a quick and healthy snack
Storage Tips:
get apples cold on a brisk fall night and store in an inexpensive plastic cooler
for long-term storage, wrap individual apples in tissue paper and keep them in a cold place
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Popular songs of 1933
Easter Parade, Inka Dinka Doo, Lazy Bones, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Its Only a Paper Moon, Whos Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf and Lets Fall in Love.
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Top Box-Office Stars 1933
Will Rogers, Janet Gaynor, Eddie Cantor, Jean Harlow, Mae West, Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford.
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~Until next week, Annabelle

Corn State Broccoli Bake
1 pkg (8 oz) chicken in a Basket crackers crushed
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can cream-style corn

Combine cracker crumbs and butter, reserve 1/2 cup for topping. In a bowl combine broccoli, both cans of corn and remaining crumbs. Transfer to a greased 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake, uncovered 350 for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

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