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Grandma Hystad’s Recipes, Borsh, Cleaning, Food Tips

BORCH SOUP
SPLIT PEA SOUP
GRANDMA’S BEEF AND DUMPLINGS
COCKTAIL SAUCE
LIGHTSIDE
FREECYLE NETWORK
CLEANING TIPS
FOOD, HEALTHY LIVING (WITH LINKS)
BAR MIXES

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VEGETABLE SOUP Borch
2 pounds beef, with soup bone.
2 carrots.
1 medium head of cabbage.
2 average-sized onions.
6 average-sized potatoes.
2 cups canned tomatoes.
6 whole pepper kernels.
1 bay leaf.
A few sprigs of dill.
½ cup chopped beets.
Cover meat with cool water and bring to a boil.
Let simmer until almost tender. Add water if necessary
to keep meat covered. One hour before serving, add chopped
vegetables and seasoning. Potatoes may be cooked separately
before serving. When ready to serve, remove from heat and
add sour cream.

SPLIT PEA SOUP.
1 ham hock.
2 ½ quarts water……………………………………………………2 ½ cups split peas.
1 large onion……………………………………………………………3 medium sized carrots.
Salt and pepper.
Cook ham bone and peas together slowly for about 3 hours. Dice onions and carrots and add 30 minutes before serving. Season.
Serves 8.

Grandma’s Beef-Stew & Dumplings
1 pound………………(500 g)…………………stew beef
3 tablespoons(45 ml)…………………flour
1 clove of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium size onion, chopped
3 carrots
1 turnip, diced
1 bay leaf
Cut meat into cubes. Roll in flour and brown in hot oil.
Add chopped onion and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Stir until onion is a golden brown. Add enough water to cover the meat. Bring to a boil. Simmer gently for 1 ½ -2 hours.
Add rest of vegetables ½ hour before stew is served.

YIELD: serves 4-6
TIME: 15 minutes preparation, approx.2 hours to cook

Dumplings

2 cups………………………………..(500 ml)………………………all purpose flour
4 teaspoons…………………….(20 ml)……………………………baking powder
½ teaspoon…………………………(2,5 ml)……………………….salt
2 tablespoons…………………(30 ml)……………………………shortening
¾ cup…………………………………….(185 ml)…………………milk
Sift flour. Add baking powder and salt and sift again.
Cut in the shortening and add milk. Drop into simmering stew gently, being careful to drop a piece of meat or vegetable so that it will not be immersed. Cover the kettle.

COCKTAIL SAUCE
½ cup …………(125 ml)…………ketchup
3 tablespoons..(45 ml)…………..lemon juice
1 or 2 drops Tabasco
¼ teaspoon…..(1.25 ml)………..salt
2 teaspoons….(10 ml) ………….Worcestershire sauce
Dash of horseradish.
Mix all ingredients together. Serve in fish cocktails.

LIGHTSIDE
I parked my car in a 7-11 store lot, rolled down the window to make sure my dog had fresh air. He was stretched flat in the back seat watching me leave and ready to follow. I had been training him to stay.

As I backed up to the curb, pointing my finger at the car and giving the command “Stay”, “Stay”, do you hear me “Stay”.

A young lady in a nearby car gave me a strange look and said,
“Why don’t you just put it in park?”

A wife was making breakfast of fried eggs for her husband, when he burst into the kitchen. “Careful”, he said. CAREFUL! Put in some more butter. Oh WHAT ARE YOU DOING! You are cooking too may at once. TOO MANY! TURN THEM DOWN NOW! Are you CRAZY? USE THE SALT!!! THE SALT!!THE SALT NOW!!

The wife stared at him. “What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don’t know how to fry a couple of eggs?”

The husband calmly replied, “I wanted to show you what it feels like when I am driving”.

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THE FREECYLE NETWORK
Do you have stuff you no longer have use for and want to get rid of? If you haven’t got time for garage sales, or eBay-you need to check out “The Freecyle Network”.

Founded in 2003, the network has more then 1.7 million members in 3,100 Communities in over 50 countries. The only rules around what can be exchanged, or offered free is that it be legal, for any age group. There is a good chance of a
listing from your city. For details click on:
www.freecycle.org

Tips To Extend The Live Of Your Garments.

Rinse a stained garment as soon as possible. The toughest stains will come out if they haven’t been given time to set.

Wash your clothes inside out. Use dryer balls instead of fabric softener. It’s cheaper, reduces drying time.

Put your socks and other small items in a mess bag, less change of the dry-gremlins getting them.

CLEANING TIPS

Remove hard to clean sink stains by adding 3 tablespoons of liquid washing compound to 1-quart water. Pour on spots and let stand for a few minutes.

Remove white spots from your furniture by rubbing them with boiled linseed oil.

Iodine- soak or sponge with ammonia.

Mildew- if stain is fresh, wash with cold water and soap. If stain is old, bleach with javelle water. Wash in hot water and place in sun.

Paint or Varnish- if fresh, use cold water and soap. If dry, sponge with turpentine. Sponge delicate materials with carbon tetrachloride.

FOOD, HEALTHY LIVING

When it comes to food, healthy living, etc., generally the information applies to both Canada and The U.S.A.

Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating and the Food Safety and Nutritious Programs provide guidelines for save and nutritious eating to help improve and protect your health.
Visit www.hc-sc.gc.ca Click on food.

Food recalls and allergy alerts
Visit www.cfia-acia.agr.ca
You can ask to be added to the automatic notification list

HEALTH CONCERNS AND SENIORS.
Want to learn about heart disease, stroke, arthritis or medications?
Toll-free call 1 866-225-0709 or on line at;
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/seniors-aines

Check out the latest prices, compare, by clicking on:
www.shopping.com
www.dealtime.com

RESPONSIBLE DRINKING

If you have teenagers, or in fact any adult, impress on them the risks of driving while intoxicated. Statistics demonstrate drunk
drivers cause many fatal road accidents.

It should be known that like any other drug, addiction is a potential hazard. Excess of alcohol will affect organs such as the brain, heart, and liver.

BAR MIXES
Tequila Gimlet.
½ ounce limejuice.
1 ½ ounces tequila.
Stir with ice cubes.

Light Rum Drink
2 ½ ounces light Puerto Rican rum.
1 ounce lemon juice.
1 ounce Grenadine.
Club Soda.
Stir rum, lemon juice, and grenadine with ice cubes. Strain into 10-ounce glass with shaved ice. Fill glass with soda. Serve with straws.

Non-Alcoholic
Cherry Bing
1 pint cherry juice
4 ounces orange juice
Dilute the cherry juice and orange juice with
10 ounces water; stir to blend. Add chunks of ice before
serving.

Fresh Fruit Punch
8 ounces apiece of orange juice, pineapple juice, and grapefruit juice.
1 bottle ginger ale. Sugar to taste.
Combine the juices with the sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and refrigerate. Add the ginger ale plus chunks of ice before serving.

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