Thursday, May 22, 2014
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Asparagus Lemon Pasta
1-1/2 lbs. asparagus, snapped and cut on bias
1 lb. bowtie pasta
a steamer set over boiling water, steam asparagus, covered, until
crisp-tender (about 3 min.). Rinse under cold water and drain well.
Start cooking pasta in a large pot of salted water (approximately 5
qts.) until al denté. In a deep 12 in. skillet, heat butter and cream
over medium-low heat until butter melts. Add onion, lemon zest, juice,
salt. Remove skillet from heat, add asparagus and cover to keep warm.
When pasta is done, dip out 1/4 cup of the water and add to sauce.
Drain pasta, add to sauce, cook and toss for 1 minute over medium heat.
Add parsley. Serve with cheese. Serves 4.
Peach Nut Bread
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2-1/2 cups sifted flour
Cream sugar and oleo. Add eggs, vanilla and preserves. Sift dry ingredients and add to preserves mixture. Fold in pecans. Bake in 2 greased and floured loaf pans at 325° for 1 hour. Cool for 5 minutes on rack. Then loosen sides before turning on rack covered with wax paper. Cool completely. Be careful when taking wax paper off. It has a tendency to stick a little. May be frozen.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - May 20, 2004
25 years of service
The South Reporter hosted a staff luncheon last Thursday at Annie’s Restaurant, honoring Barbara Taylor. She has been working at the newspaper 25 years. She started in May 1979.
Nine-year-old Ben Gray, son of Jason and Amy Gray of Potts Camp, bagged his first turkey this past turkey season while hunting in Benton County with a good buddy. The turkey had a 10-inch beard and one-inch spurs. Ben’s parents are certain this is just the beginning of Ben’s hunting career.
25 Years Ago - May 25, 1989
The Marshall County Courthouse was struck by lightning Saturday morning. It damaged the framework on the clock. Several boards were knocked down by the lightning during the electrical storm. Holly Springs firemen responded to a small fire in the belfry and sprayed it with water.
To naval academy
Clay Davis, son of Sandra Skelton of Red Banks, has been offered an appointment to the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, R.I. He was nominated by Congressman Jamie Whitten. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Holly Springs.
50 Years Ago - May 21, 1964
Local catfish ‘grabblers’ provide setting for magazine team
Harold Peterson, writer, and Shel Hershorn, photographer for “Sports Illustrated,” arrived Thursday for a feature story on catfish grabbling. Hosted by Grady McAlexander, they went to Wyatt’s Crossing to meet grabblers Joe Cooper, Lamar Day, Holcomb Black, “Tag” Mansel, Andy Work and his son and game warden Bob McAlexander.
Top grade food buys at Wheeler’s (phone 220)
Kelly’s pork barbecue, can 49˘; fresh tomatoes, 19˘ lb., purple hull peas, 19˘ lb., yellow corn, 3 ears 25˘, lettuce, 2 heads, 25˘; Blue Plate mayonnaise, qt., 19˘; center cut pork chops, 59˘ lb., boneless rump roast, 89˘ lb.
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