|Recipes from Martha Ruth
|Cooking With Angels - Part 2
- 2 3-oz. pkgs. strawberry Jello
- 1 med. can crushed pineapple drained
- 3 med. bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
- 1 pt. sour cream (2 cups)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 10-oz. pkgs. frozen strawberries thawed, not drained
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1 cup finely chopped celery optional
In medium bowl, combine
gelation and boiling water. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
Cool. Add strawberries with juice, bananas, nuts and pineapple to
gelatin; stir to combine. Divide in half. Pour half of mixture into a
mold or bowl which has been oiled. (Bundt pan works well.) Refrigerate
until set, about 1 hour. Keep remaining gelatin at room temperature.
Place sour cream in mold; being careful to leave a ridge on inside and
outside edge of partially set gelatin in pan. Pour on remaining
gelatin. Cover and refrigerateuntil set, about 1-2 hours, or overnight.
|Chilled Salmon and Cucumber Soup
- 1-1/4 lb. salmon fillet
- 1 med. onion, diced
- 3 cups fish stock or clam stock
- 3 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced
- 1-1/2 to 2 tbsps. chopped, fresh dill leaves
- 2-1/2 cups plain yogurt
- freshly-ground black pepper
Steam the salmon until just
cooked through. Let cool, then refrigerate. Mix the onions with the
fish stock and cucumbers. Place the mixture in a saucepan and cook over
low heat until cucumbers are tender, but not mushy, about 5 minutes.
Pulse in food processor or blender with fresh dill and yogurt, just
until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Chill. Just
before serving, flake the salmon and add the pieces to the soup.
Garnish with additional choppedcucumbers and dill, if you wish. Serves 4-6.
|Arancine Saporite Nel Pomodoro
(small veal balls in tomato sauce)
- 1 lb. ground veal
- 1/2 lb. mortadella or bologna, ground
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 cup flour
- 4 tbsps. olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 lb. tomatoes, cubed
- 2 tbsps. butter
- 1 clove garlic, minced
Mix together the veal,
mortadella (ground bologna), cheese, eggs, 1 tsp. salt, pepper and
nutmeg. Shape into walnut-sized balls; roll in the flour. Chill while
preparing the sauce. Heat half the oil in a saucepan; saute the onions
and carrots 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and the remaining salt and
pepper. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes. Puree in an electric
blender, or force through a sieve. Heat the butter and remaining oil in
a skillet. add the garlic and veal balls; brown balls on all sides. Add
the tomato sauce and cook over low heat for 20 minutes.Serves 4-6, or serve as a hot hors d’oeuvre.
- 8-oz. pkg. pitted dates, halved
- 1-1/2 cups quartered dried figs
- 2 tbsps. cognac (optional)
- 3/4 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup quartered dried apricots
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 tsps. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 5 egg whites, divided
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups pecan halves
Preheat oven to 325
degrees. Grease and flour two 9x5x3 inch loaf pans. In a bowl, combine
fruits and cognac. Toss. Cover and set aside for at least 1 hour or
overnight. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; reserve.
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add 2 of the
egg whites; beat until smooth. Add flour mixture alternately with 1 cup
milk, beating after each addition. Fold in fruits and nuts. In a medium
bowl, beat remaining egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold into
the batter. Spoon into prepared loaf pans. Bake in a 325 degree oven
for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes, or until crust is
golden brown and cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.
Cool for ten minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
Wrap fruitcakes in plastic wrap and then foil. Refrigerate for up to 2
weeks. Freeze for longerstorage.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - August 29, 1996
Thomas & Betts dedicates new facility
Gov. Kirk Fordice received a tour of the new million square
foot warehouse-distribution center recently
completed in Byhalia. During the dedication ceremony, the governor
proclaimed “Thomas & Betts Day”
in Mississippi. The facility has over five miles of state of the art
conveyors coursing through its towering
racks filled with electrical components. Thomas & Betts
president Clyde Moore said his highest praise
went to the 325 Thomas & Betts employees now processing over
3,000 orders a day.
Reserve Champion All Around
During the District 4-H Show held in Louisville, July 11-13,
B.J. Thomas and Try Not Cry For Me
(Shamrock), qualified for the State 4-H show, held in Jackson July
18-20. After placing in several preliminaries,
B.J. and Shamrock qualified to run the finals in polebending and
barrels. They were first place winners
in polebending and second place in barrels. B.J. and Shamrock earned
enough points to name them
Reserve Champion All Around
25 Years Ago - August 27, 1981
New staff members at CADET
CADET School proudly introduces five new staff members for the
1981-82 school term. Sis. Ruth
Sampson is an experienced Montessori instructor; Vera Irving brings
many years of teaching in Peoria to
the fourth and fifth grade classes; Sara Fricker is joining the third
and fourth grade team; Terry Hood,
graduate of M.I. College will take on the physical education program
and coaching duties; and Michael
Smith, a graduate of Ole Miss will be band director and classroom music
Personalized car tags available this year
Tax Assessor Bobby Fant’s office has received the
first shipment of new car tags. The new tags are the
second set produced under the five year car tag program. Fant said that
beginning this year the state has
authorized personalized tags for persons who want their own special
tag. The fee for a “vanity” plate is $75.
City police check tags and stickers
Police Chief David Seale reminds everyone that the department
will be checking cars for proper inspection
stickers and tags. Inspection stickers cost $2.50. First offense
results in a $30 fine.
50 Years Ago - August 23, 1956
Jimmy Warren a winner in Miss.-Tenn. shoot
Highway Patrolman Jimmy Warren won second place at the
Mississippi-Tennessee Peace Officers
Pistol Shoot. The meet was held in Chattanooga Aug. 24. Mr.
Warren’s score was 98x100. He was also a
member of the team that won the state shoot and the team shoot.
L&M Food Store opens here next week
L&M Food Store, owned by James Houston Miller and Bill
Lollar, will open next week in the building
formerly occupied by Spain’s Food Store.
Maclin’s Dept. Store to open next week
Maclin’s Department Store on South Center Street
will open here in September. It will be housed in the
new and modern brick building occupied by Broken Dollar Store. Owners
and operators are Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Maclin. Mrs. Maclin is the former Mrs. Christy Hopkins who owned
and operated the Broken Dollar
Store which was opened here in 1938.
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