Thursday, November, 17, 2005


Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard

Thanksgiving Delights
(Miscellaneous recipes)

Turkey Verde

2-3 bunches fresh broccoli
2 tbsps. butter
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sherry
6 cups cooked turkey
   cut into bite-sized pieces
12-oz. pkg. egg noodles
5-oz. can water chestnuts
   drained and sliced
2 cups heated cream
salt and white pepper
1 cup toasted slivered almonds
Parmesan cheese
Trim broccoli and blanch in boiling water for 5 minutes. Cool immediately under cold water, then drain well. Reserve some of the handsomest broccoli florets for decoration; chop remaining broccoli coarsely. Cook and drain noodles. Toss with 2 tbsps butter and water chestnuts. Melt 1 stick butter in saucepan over low heat. Mix in flour and continue stirring 2-3 minutes. Whisk in cream and stir until sauce is thick. Add sherry and season to taste with salt and white pepper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cooked noodles and water chestnuts in bottom of two buttered 9x13 baking dishes. Spread chopped broccoli on top. Add a layer of turkey and spoon half the sauce over each dish. Decorate edges of casseroles with broccoli florets and sprinkle with almonds and cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.
Serves 12-14.

Turkey and Stuffing Quiche

2-1/2-3 cups leftover stuffing or
   6-oz. pkg. chicken stuffing
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 cup chopped, cooked turkey
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
5-1/2 oz. can evaporated milk
If using stuffing mix, prepare according to package directions. Press stuffing into greased 9-inch pie plate or quiche pan, forming a crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. In small bowl combine turkey and Swiss cheese; set aside. In separate bowl beat eggs, milk and pepper. Sprinkle turkey and cheese mixture over hot crust. Pour egg mixture over turkey. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Serves six.

Sweet Potato-Apple Bake

4 sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled
   and sliced
1/2 cup butter
4 tart applies, cored, peeled
   and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-2 tsps. cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
Arrange a layer of sliced potatoes in a greased, one-quart baking dish. Dot with butter and sprinkle with sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon. Arrange a layer of apple slices on top, continue layering until all ingredients are used. Combine water and juices, sprinkle over top. Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until apples are tender.
Makes 4-6 servings.

Pumpkin Praline Pie

2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin
14-oz. can sweetened
   condensed milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
9” unbaked pie shell
12-14 pecan halves
3 tbsps. dark brown sugar
3 tbsps. whipping cream
Combine pumpkin, condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt; beat on medium speed with electric mixer 1 minute or until smooth. Pour into pie shell, bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool slightly. Arrange pecan halves in a circle on top of pie and set aside. Combine sugar and whipping cream in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat, simmer 5 minutes, let cool 5 minutes. Spoon over pie.

Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago - November 16, 1995

Singer Dionne Warwick honored Sunday at Rust
Dionne Warwick, five-time Grammy Award winner, will receive an honorary doctor’s degree from Rust
College on Sunday. Founder’s Week, which concludes Sunday will begin Sunday, Nov. 12 with a special
bell ringing celebration at Asbury United Methodist Church. The bell, which has not sounded in many
years, will sound 129 times.
Christ Episcopal Church hosts special services Sunday
Christ Episcopal Church will hold a special service Sunday to celebrate the new ministry of Rev. Bruce
McMillan. Rev. McMillan is the 34th rector of Christ Episcopal Church and the vicar of Calvary Church in
Michigan City.
Potts Camp News by Dale Hollingsworth -- Congratulations to Lori Whaley and her cow
Lori Whaley, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Whaley is proud of the cow she’s raised. She
started it on a bottle and has won money at several fairs where she entered her cow.

25 Years Ago - November 13, 1980

Mercy mission
Local pilots A.Q. Greer and Dr. William Booth carried out a mission of mercy Friday night when they
transported Joe Shaw to Birmingham, where a kidney donor had been located for a kidney transplant. The
transplant operation, performed within a few hours after Shaw left Marshall County, was an apparent success
and he is now recuperating.
New postman
Holly Springs Postmaster Howard Buford welcomed Glen Johnson to town recently, as superintendent
of postal operations. Johnson replaces Rudy Jones, who recently retired.
Church groundbreaking
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Sunday on Van Dorn Avenue for the new St. Joseph Church
and Church of the Yellow Fever Martyrs. Father Bob Donlan, pastor, blessed the site before the groundbreaking
by Rev. Gregory Bezy, Father Don and Parish Council president Felix Osuji.

50 Years Ago - November 17, 1955

Seven from Marshall attending MSCW
Seven Marshall County students are among the 1000 enrolled at Mississippi State College for Women.
They are Mary Frances Jones of Potts Camp; Marie Colston, Virginia Gilmore, Ruth Hagins, Ann
Henderson, Michelle Seale and Caffey Smith, all of Holly Springs.
Myrl L. Smith arrives home
Myrl L. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Smith of Waterford, was discharged from the Navy Oct. 21,
1955 and arrived home Oct. 27. He was stationed on the USS Rowan in San Diego, Calif. He spent 19
months in Guam and the rest of the time in Korea, Japan, Formosa, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
Soldier home from active duty
Private First Class Osborne Bell, son of Prof. and Mrs. Parker Bell of Holly Springs, has just been
released from the U.S. Army after serving two years in active duty. He served at Camp Gordon, Ga., Ft.
Jackson, S.C. and Ft. Benning, Ga. Before entering service he was a student at Rosenwald High School in
Holly Springs.

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