November 26, 2009
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Crustless Coconut Pie
2 cups milk
the oven to 350°. In a bowl, beat all the ingredients except the
coconut together until well-blended. Pour the mixture into two greased
pie pans. Sprinkle the coconut over the pies. Bake for 45 minutes. 12
Makes 2 Pies
Apricot Nectar Cake
18-oz. pkg. yellow cake mix
3-oz. pkg. apricot or lemon gelatin
1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
Preheat the oven to 300°. Combine the cake mix, gelatin, eggs, oil and nectar in a large bowl, with a wooden spoon (do not use a mixer). Pour the batter into a greased Bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour. Leave in the pan, or cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a deep platter. Poke holes all over the hot cake with an ice pick.
a saucepan, bring the apricot nectar, confectioner’s sugar and butter
to a boil. Pour the hot mixture over the warm cake. Let stand until
cool. Not all of the nectar mixture will soak in (which is why you need
a deep platter). Makes 10 servings.
Weathervane Inn Irish Soda Bread
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
the oven to 350°. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt,
butter, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, buttermilk, caraway seeds and raisins;
mix until well-blended (batter will be stiff). Turn into a well-greased
and floured 4-quart round, cast-iron Dutch oven. With a knife, cut a
cross on the top of the batter about 1/4 inch deep by 4 inches long.
Sprinkle the remaining 2 tsps. sugar over the top. Bake for 1 hour.
Cool 15 minutes in the pan. Remove and cool completely. Makes 16
Note: Soda bread is nice warmed, with butter and jam and also makes a great base for little ham sandwiches.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - December 2, 1999
Historic building on state’s endangered list
One of Holly Springs’ oldest structures has been placed on the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s 1999-2000 list of Endangered Historic Places. The Chalmers Institute, also known as the Holly Springs University, was selected as one of ten Mississippi landmarks threatened by neglect or decay.
Kyle Young, age 9, son of Chris and Anita Young, killed his first deer, a six-pointer, on Nov. 20. He was hunting with his grandfather, Dean Bumpas.
Linda Carpenter of Holly Springs killed an eight-point buck on Thanksgiving Day.
25 Years Ago - November 29, 1984
Surprise birthday luncheon honors sisters Nov. 24
Elsie Lewis and her younger sister, Pancea Lee McDougle were surprised with a birthday luncheon in their honor Tues., Nov. 20 by their Bible class. The sisters share the same birthday, Nov. 24. Mrs. Lewis, however is two years and 12 hours older. Both ladies are very spry octogenerians. The meal was prepared by members of their Bible class.
Jorja Byrd wins titles in Little Miss pageant
Congratulations to Jorja Byrd, daughter of Mildred and Phillip Byrd of Southaven and granddaughter of Mrs. Alton Ash. She won “Most Glamorous” and “First Alternate” titles in a recent pageant held at Northwest Junior College in Southaven.
50 Years Ago - November 26, 1959
Telephone company honors employees
On Nov. 16, J.A. O’Donnell, district manager, presented Pauline F. Boone with a 35 -year pin. Miss Ava P. Divine, chief operator, presented Corrine F. Lyles with a 10-year pin. The group was entertained with an informal social hour following the presentations. Punch and cake were served.
Ex-GI parlays Army experiences into big $$$
Mort Walker has parlayed five years in the Army and an off-beat sense of humor into a successful living as the creator of the most popular comic character of the past 25 years -- Pvt. Beetle Bailey. Syndicated to more than 700 newspapers worldwide, Beetle Bailey has more than 40 million readers a day!
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