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Old-Fashioned Chicken Pie

5-pound ready-to-cook stewing chicken, cut up
3 cups water
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
Handful of celery tops
1 tablespoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
½ cup flour
1 tall can (1⅔ cups) evaporated milk
2 cups cooked, sliced carrots
1 pound cooked small white onions
1 recipe Baking Powder Biscuits, see Index C

Place chicken in large kettle with next 6 ingredients. Cover and bring. toa boil; simmer 1½ to 2 hours or until tender. Remove chicken from broth; cool. Strain the broth; cool. Remove chicken from the bones; leave meat in rather large pieces.

Skim fat from broth; measure ½ cup fat and 2⅓ cups broth. Heat the ½ cup fat in a large saucepan; blend in four. Slowly add and stir in the 2⅓ cups broth and the milk. Cook and stir until sauce thickens. Add chicken, carrots, and onions, and more salt and pepper to taste; reheat. Pour into a 3-quart baking dish. Prepare biscuit dough and cut with a cutter in any desired shape. Arrange the uncooked biscuits on top. Bake in very hot oven, 450°, 20 to 25 minutes, or until biscuits brown. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

NOTE: Remaining broth may be frozen and used later for making soup.


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Swiss Steak

2 pounds top round steak, cut 1 inch thick
½ cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons fat or cooking oil
1 can (8 ounces) tomatoes
1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
2 large onions, peeled and cut into ½-inch slices
Hot cooked broad noodles

Cut the round steak into serving-size pieces. Combine the flour, salt and pepper. Pound the flour mixture into meat, using the edge of a heavy saucer or a meat tenderizer designed specifically for the purpose.

Melt fat in a large skillet over low heat. Put the meat into the skillet and brown it on both sides. Add the tomatoes; cover skillet and cook meat about 1 hour. Add the peas and place onion slices on top of meat. Continue to cook, covered, about ½ hour longer or until meat and onions are fork-tender. Serve on the hot cooked noodles with one or two slices of onion on top of each portion of meat. Pour pan drippings over all. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


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Deep Fried Chicken – Three Coatings for Fried Chicken

Wash, dry and cut up a 1 ½ to 2-pound ready-to-cook chicken. Coat with one of the coatings below. If time permits, before frying, place the chicken on a rack for about ½ hour to allow coating to dry.

Heat for or pour cooking oil into a deep fryer to a depth of 2 or more inches. Fat should be heated to 350° on a fat thermometer, or until a 1-inch cube of bread browns in 60 seconds.

Place 2 or 3 pieces of chicken in a basket; gently lower into the hot fat. Fry chicken until tender and golden brown or 15 to 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels and keep warm. Continue frying until all the pieces are fried. Makes 2 servings.

SEASONED FLOUR COATING: Dredge chicken in seasoned flour. (For each pound of chicken combine ¼ cup flour, ¾ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper and, if desired, 1 teaspoon paprika.) Then fry as directed above.

EGG AND FLOUR COATING: Dip chicken first in beaten egg which has been seasoned with salt and pepper, then in Seasoned Flour Coating.

CRISPY COATING: Dip the chicken first in beaten egg and then in one of the following: bread, cracker or cornflake crumbs, crushed potato chips, or corn meal.


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Pineapple-Cucumber Salad – Molded Grape Salad

1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple
Water
1 envel. unflavored gelatin
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
Juice of 1 lemon
⅓ cup vinegar
Green food coloring, if desired
½ cup diced cucumber

Drain pineapple; measure juice and set pineapple aside. Add water to juice, if necessary, to make 1 cup liquid.

Mix together gelatin, sugar and salt in a bowl. Heat the 1 cup liquid to boiling; add to gelatin and stir to dissolve gelatin. Add lemon juice to gelatin with vinegar. Add 1 or 2 drops green coloring; stir to blend evenly. Chill, stirring often until slightly thickened. Fold in drained pineapple and cucumber. Pour into a 1-quart mold. Chill until set. Unmold on salad greens. Garnish with stuffed olives, if desired. Serves 6.

MOLDED GRAPE SALAD

1 envel. unflavored gelatin
¼ cup cold water
Few grains salt
1 ½ cups boiling water
1 can (6 oz) grape juice concentrate
1 Tbsp. lemonade concentrate
Grapefruit sections

Soften gelatin in cold water. Add salt and boiling water; stir until gelatin dissolves. Add grape juice and lemonade; pour into individual ring molds. Chill until firm. Unmold on salad greens. Put several grapefruit sections in center of each ring. Makes 6 servings.


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Rancher’s Salad

½ pound elbow macaroni
Boiling salted water
1 can (1 pound) kidney beans
4 beef frankfurters
½ cup sour cream
½ cup chili sauce
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Few drops Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon prepared horse-radish
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Crisp salad greens

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package instructions, until tender. Drain; rinse with cold water and chill in a large bowl.

Drain kidney beans; discard liquid. Cut frankfurters into thin diagonal slices. Add beans and frankfurters to macaroni. Combine sour cream and next 8 ingredients. Pour sour cream mixture over the macaroni mixture; toss until thoroughly mixed. Turn salad into a bowl lined with crisp salad greens. Makes 8 servings.

FOUR SALAD NOTES: 1. Shake a few drops of onion juice in French Dressing. 2. Garnish a bowl of mayonnaise with a dash of paprika. 3. Rub a whiff of garlic on your salad bowl. 4. Top a fruit salad with a sprinkling of coconut.


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How To Clean, Stuff and Truss Poultry and Roasting Turkey – Timetable

PREPARATION FOR ROASTING: Allow sufficient time to defrost the bird if it is frozen. Singe the bird; then remove any pinfeathers with tweezers or catch the feathers between thumb and pairing knife. If necessary, cut oil sack from tip of tail. Remove bits of lung and liver and any large layers of fat. Wash bird thoroughly inside and out under cold running water. Drain bird well and dry with paper towels. Wrap loosely in waxed paper and chill until ready to stuff and roast the bird.

STUFFING AND TRUSSING: Rub body cavity lightly with salt. Spoon stuffing into cavity; do not pack. Four ready-to-cook turkeys, chickens and duckling, allow 3/3 to 1 cup stuffing per pound. (Leftover stuffing may be placed in a casserole and baked separately; spoon pan drippings over stuffing in the casserole occasionally, if desired. To close cavity, insert wooden picks or metal skewers along edges of the skin; lace with twine. If neck cavity is to be filled, stuff loosely and skewer neck skin to back. Tie legs together and fasten to tail. Fold wings under bird or tie wings to body. Roast at once.

ROASTING TURKEY

OPEN PAN METHOD: Rub skin of prepared bird generously with melted shortening. Place bird, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow pan or open roaster. Insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh, close to body. Cover bird with a double thickness of cheesecloth dipped in melted shortening. Roast according to Timetable, below. Baste often with pan drippings or additional shortening. Bird is done when meat on leg can be easily pierce with a fork; thermometer should register 190°.

Roast Turkey Timetable

Ready-to-Cook Wt.Time (approx.)Oven Temp.
4 to 8 lb.3 to 4 hours325°
8 to 12 lb4 to 4 1/2 hours325°
12 to 16 lb4 1/2 to 5 hours325°
16 to 20 lb5 1/2 to 7 hours325°
20 to 24 lb7 to 8 hours325°

ALUMINUM FOIL METHOD: Wrap turkey as directed for chicken (see 2 Ways to Roast Chicken, Index I). Roast in a very hot oven for 450°. Allow 16 to 13 min. per pound for 8- to 13-lb birds; 13 to 9 minutes for 14- to 21-lb birds; 9 to 8 minutes for 22- to 24-lb birds. About 20 minutes before end of time, turn foil back to brown bird.


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Rich Omelet – French Omelet

2 1/2 Tbsp. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
Dash pepper
1 cup milk
3 eggs, well beaten
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine

Combine the flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add and stir in milk; stir until mixture is smooth. Add eggs; stir to mix well.

Melt butter in a skillet. Pour in egg mixture. As mixture cooks, gently lift the cooked portions from edge of the pan with a spatula or wooden spoon and draw them toward center of the pan. Continue cooking until entire mixture is firm.

Turn out on a warm platter. Serve with hot, cooked chicken livers, if desired. Makes 2 to 4 servings.

FRENCH OMELET

3 eggs, slightly beaten
3 Tbsp. milk or water
1/4 tsp. salt
1/5 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine

Combine the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a small bowl; stir to mix well.

Heat butter in a skillet. Pour in egg mixture; reduce heat to low. As mixture begins to cook at edges, draw cooked portions toward the center so uncooked portions flow toward bottom; tip skillet, if necessary. Shake skillet often to keep omelet from sticking. Cook 5 minutes or, until eggs are set and surface is still moist. Increase heat to brown bottom of omelet slightly. Loosen edge and carefully lift out omelet; fold in half or roll. Makes 2 servings.


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Sauerbraten

4 to 5 pounds beef rump or sirloin tip
2 cups red wine vinegar
2 cups water
2 medium-size onions, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
10 whole cloves
4 bay leaves
6 peppercorns
2 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons sugar
8 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons fat
1/3 cup butter or margarine
8 to 10 gingersnaps, crushed

Place meat in a bowl. Combine vinegar, and next 7 ingredients; stir in 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Pour marinade over meat; cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 days, turning meat often. Lift meat from bowl; pat dry. Rub meat lightly with 2 tablespoons of the flour. Strain marinade; reserve.

Heat fat in a sauce pot. Add meat; brown well on all sides. Pour 2 cups of the marinade over meat; cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer meat 3 hours.

Melt butter in a saucepan. Blend in the remaining 6 tablespoons flour and 1 tablespoon sugar. Continue to heat and stir until rich brown in color. Stir in remaining vinegar mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. POur over meat; simmer, covered 1 hour longer or until meat is tender. Remove meat from gravy; keep hot. Put gingersnaps in gravy and stir until thickened. Slice hot meat; arrange on platter and pour gravy over top. Makes 8-12 servings.


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Fish Stick Favorites – Fish Stick Casserole

Fish Stick Casserole

1 package (5 ounces) precooked rice
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 small onion, minced
2 tablespoons minced green pepper
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons vinegar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (8 ounces) frozen fish sticks

Cook precooked rice as directed on package; place in a shallow baking dish. Set oven for hot, 400°.

Melt butter in a saucepan; add onion and green pepper. Cook until onion is soft but not brown. Add and stir in tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and salt; cook and stir 5 minutes. Pour sauce over rice. Arrange fish sticks on top of rice. Bake 15 minutes, or until fish sticks are heated through. Makes 4 servings.

Fish Stick Favorites

Place the contents of 1 package (8 ounces) fish sticks on a cooky sheet. Sprinkle fish sticks generously with grated Cheddar cheese. Set oven for hot, 400°. Bake 15 minutes or until fish sticks are heated. Arrange fish sticks on a platter and serve with Tartar Sauce (See Index F), if desired. Makes 2 to 3 servings.


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Santa Sand Tarts


4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Red, white Confectioners’ Icing, recipe at right
Red cinnamon candies
Shredded coconut
Green sugar

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Cream butter; slowly add and beat in sugar and continue beating until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; blend in vanilla. Add sifted dry ingredients gradually; blend well. Cover bowl; chill dough several hours or until firm enough to roll.

Set oven for moderate, 350°. Grease cooky sheets. On a lightly floured board, roll out chilled dough, 1/4 inch thick. Cut with floured Santa Claus cooky cutter; place on cooky sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies are golden. Run spatula under cookies to remove from sheets. Cool on wire racks. Decorate as shown with icing, candies, coconut and sugar. Makes about 4 dozen.

CONFECTIONERS’ ICING

Measure 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar into a bowl. Stir in just enough water, about 1 tablespoon, to make frosting easy to force through a decorating tube. Or add a little more water if it is to be brushed on cookies or used for making lines with a toothpick. Tint, if desired, with a few drops of red or green food coloring; blend well. Or leave white. Makes about 1/2 cup.


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