Thursday, May 31, 2012
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Cream of Broccoli Soup
8 cups chicken broth
dash of white pepper
large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine broth, soup, onion, celery, salt
and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
Add milk and bring to a boil. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and water
until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Gradually add to soup,
stirring constantly. Simmer 5 minutes. Add broccoli and cheese, mixing
until cheese melts. 8 servings. For a hearty main dish, add 3 cups
diced, cooked chicken with the broccoli.
Mississippi Mud Cake
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 13x9 inch baking pan. For cake, in large bowl beat together butter, sugar and cocoa until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, pecans and vanilla. Mix just until well blended. Pour into pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
For cing, combine butter, sugar, marshmallows, cocoa and milk in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat just until marshmallows are melted, stirring frequently. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with pecans and cool completely. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and maraschino cherries.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - May 30, 2002
Census reveals good news for Marshall County
Marshall County was one of six Northeast Mississippi counties that experienced a better than 10 percent growth in population, according to recently released Census figures. Marshall County had a 15.3 percent growth in population.
Northwest Community College sophomore Jennifer Davis of Holly Springs received awards from the Community College Press Association for journalistic skills. Davis was editor of the 2001-02 Ranger Rocket, the college newspaper.
25 Years Ago - May 28, 1987
Lightning strikes: funeral home destroyed in blaze
Holly Springs Funeral Home was completely destroyed by fire Friday night when lightning from a severe electrical storm struck the building on Hwy. 311 and set it ablaze. Charles Thomas, funeral home director, said rebuilding will begin immediately.
Armour receives degree
Joe Weideman Armour Jr. will receive the Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary May 15. Armour is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Armour of Byhalia.
50 Years Ago - May 31, 1962
For adults, high school and college students. Only $1 per lesson. Classes held at Johnny’s Cafe and taught by Mrs. Vernon L. (Lucille) Place, author of “Beginning Bridge For All Ages.” Classes start June 8, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Every Friday for 10 weeks. Just come.
The South Reporter endorses Jamie Whitten for Congress
We heartily endorse Congressman Jamie Whitten for re-election to the Congress in next Tuesday’s election. If we should lose Jamie Whitten and his influence, cotton acres that we now have might be shifted to Western states, where more voters reside. Every voter in Marshall County should set June 5 aside to help re-elect Congressman Whitten.
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