Thursday, February 28, 2013
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
4 fryers, quartered
1/2 cup brown sugar
chickens in shallow pans (skin side up). Season and dribble with
margarine. Brown under medium heat of broiler. Combine remaining
ingredients except wine and cherries. Mix thoroughly. Pour over chicken
and cover each pan entirely with foil. Bake one hour at 325°, remove
foil, add wine and cherries. Bake 15 minutes longer, basting. To serve,
pour gravy over chickens on platters.
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. allspice
Cream sugar with butter; add eggs one at a time, beating well. Sift flour, salt, cinnamon and allspice together. Stir soda into buttermilk. Add flour and buttermilk alternately to the butter mixture. Chop figs with their liquid in a blender and add to batter, combining thoroughly. Add nuts and vanilla. Mix well. Bake at 325° for 75-90 minutes. Do not open door until after 75 minutes.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - February 27, 2003
Rust choir receives prestigious honor
The Rust College A’Cappella Choir is among the eight recipients for the 2003 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The choir has been a living Mississippi folk tradition for nearly 70 years, and has achieved international fame performing classical music, gospel and Negro spirituals and show and pop tunes. The choir was founded in 1937 by Natalie Doxey.
Boss Crump’s first job was at The South Reporter
Memphis Mayor Boss Crump moved to Holly Springs when he was 6 years old and his first full-time job was as a reporter for The South Reporter.
25 Years Ago - March 3, 1988
Major movie selects Holly Springs for film
Hollywood is coming to Holly Springs: Montrose as a sorority house, a parade around the square, a beach party at Wall Doxey and a funeral in Hill Crest Cemetery will be among the scenes in “Heartbreak Hotel,” to be filmed in Holly Springs and Oxford.
Two representatives of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) were in Holly Springs last week to observe the Democatic Causes and to do a story on a small town in the South.
50 Years Ago - February 28, 1963
Flu reaches epidemic level
The outbreak of Asian flu has reached epidemic levels in north Mississippi. Marshall County has reported 79 cases and Benton County 35. Many pupils are absent from classrooms and many industrial workers are reported absent.
Joe Hurdle’s dog wins field trial
Misty Morn, owned and handled by Joe Hurdle of Holly Springs, captured the all--age stake Tuesday in the Memphis Amateur Trials. Sundowner, another dog of Mr. Hurdle’s, finished third.
Electricity will be off Sunday afternoon, March 3, 1963, from, 1-2 p.m. All our customers, urban and rural, will be affected. City of Holly Springs Utility Dept.
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