Thursday, February 16, 2012
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Shrimp and Crab au Gratin
1 stick butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
the butter in a heavy saucepan over very low heat. When butter is
melted, stir in the flour, cook about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Slowly add the milk, whisking until sauce is smooth, about 2 minutes.
Add the wine, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and cayenne and whisk
again. Stir until thickened and is completely smooth and thick, about
the consistency of mayonnaise. Remove from heat. Bring 2 cups water and
1/2 tsp. salt to boil in medium saucepan; add the shrimp. Cook for 1
minute, drain immediately. Roughly chop shrimp; put in large mixing
bowl. Add the crabmeat and toss gently to mix. Pour the sauce over the
seafood and gently combine. Spray an 11x7 casserole dish, pour the
mixture in, top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees or until bubbly.
Good Seasons Salsa
4 small tomatoes, chopped
3.8-oz. can sliced black olives, drained
a medium glass bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives, chilies, green
onions and dressing. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Just
before serving, stir in the cheese. Serve with corn chip scoops.
(When you stir in the cheese, it soaks up the dressing and makes a delicious “sauce.”)
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - February 14, 2002
First snow of 2002
Holly Springs and Marshall County were blanketed with snow Wednesday morning, Feb. 6. All schools were dismissed because of icy road conditions.
James Grady Brooks christened Sunday at First Presbyterian
James Grady Brooks, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brooks, was christened Sunday, Feb. 10. Grady wore an heirloom christening gown, first worn by his great-uncle Ben Sigman Thompson in 1942. Grady’s sister Caitlyn assisted Rev. Milton Winter, pouring the water into the baptismal font.
25 Years Ago - February 12, 1987
Mease trial set March 30 in Louisville
The trial of Bart Mease, charged with capitol murder in the slaying of Sheriff Osborne Bell, has been set to begin March 30 in Louisville, about 120 miles from Holly Springs. Jurors will be selected from Winston County. Judge William R. Lamb will preside in the case.
Road named for Senator Yarbrough
The Mississippi State Senate last week passed a bill to name the Red Banks Road Loop in honor of former Senator George Yarbrough of Red Banks. Senator Bill Minor said he sponsored the bill in honor of Yarbrough, who had a bill passed in 1954, to pave that road.
UDC has program on Mrs. R.E. Lee
The United Daughters of the Confederacy met Jan. 21 at Holly Inn Restaurant. Mrs. Sallye Ball Clayton was present, but because of a broken arm, requested Mrs. Annie Sue Bright preside. The program was on the life of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s wife, Mary Randolph Curtis, given by Mrs. Lois Mackey.
50 Years Ago - February 15, 1962
Field trial concluded here
The three final stakes of the Holly Springs Field Trial Club were concluded on Thursday evening, Feb. 8. In these events, dogs owned by Holly Springs sportsmen started in all performances. The setter, George DePoyster, named for the famous amateur handler from Michigan City, won the local shooting dog stake.
Wheeler’s Produce Sale (advertisement)
Sugar, 5 lb. bag, 49¢; Wyler’s dehydrated soups, 3 pkgs., 29¢; bananas, 10¢ lb.; ruby red grapefruit, 3 for 19¢; Florida oranges, 49¢ doz.; Sunkist lemons, 29¢ doz.; Miracle Whip salad dressing, qt. 39¢; fresh ground beef, 3 lbs., $1; Blue Plate mayo, 29¢ pint; bacon, 49¢ lb.; bologna, 39¢ lb.; Boston butt pork roast, 49¢ lb.; Swift’s luncheon meat, 12-oz. can, 47¢; Star Kist tuna, No. 1/2 can, 29¢; fish sticks, frozen, 8-oz. pkg., 37¢; evaporated milk, tall cans, 7 for $1.
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