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GRANDMA'S WRAPPED TURKEY



Place dressed turnkey, breast up in centre of greased, wide,heavy foil. Bring ends of foil up over breast. Overlap fold and press up against ends of turkey. Place bird in shallow pan.

Open foil last 20 minutes to brown. Bake at 450 F, (230 C) according to time table.



Weights Roasting Times



Ready To Cook Weight Roasting Time

8 – 10 lbs 2 ¼ - 2 ½ hours

10 – 12 lbs 2 ½ - 3 hours

14 – 16 lbs 3 – 3 ¼ hours

18 – 20 lbs 3 ¼ - 3 ½ hours

22 – 24 lbs 3 ½ - 3 ¾ hours



OUR PUDDING MIX

2 cups……………………………..(500 ml)……………………….non fat dry milk

1 cup……………………………………(250 ml)…………………………sugar

¾ cup……………………………………(185 ml)…………………………cornstarch

¾ teaspoon………………………(3.75 ml)………………………salt



Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Yield 3 ½ cups



AUNT PAT'S FAVOURITE BUTTER TARTS



1/3 cup ………………………(80 ml) …………………butter

1 cup………………………………(250 ml)…………………brown sugar

2 tablespoons…………(30 ml)……………………milk or cream

1/3 cup……………………….(80 ml)……………………currants

1 egg beaten well

1 teaspoon……………….(5 ml)………………………vanilla



Mix all ingredients together. Put in unbaked tart shells. 

Bake at 450 F, (230 C), for 8 minutes. Turn down to 350 F, (175 C), and cook until brown.



MOM'S MINCEMEAT COOKIES



¾ cup…………………………………(185 ml)…………………shortening

1 ½ cups…………………………(375 ml)…………………sugar

3 eggs beaten

3 cups………………………………(750 ml)…………………flour

¾ teaspoon……………………(3.75 ml)………………salt

1 teaspoon………………….(4 ml)…………………..soda

1 cup…………………………………(250 ml)……………….canned mincemeat

3 tablespoons………….(45 ml)…………………water

1 cup…………………………………(250 ml)…………………walnuts



Cream, sugar and shortening. Then add eggs. Sift flour, salt,and soda together. Add to creamed mixture. Add mincemeat and water. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Add nuts and stir. Drop

from teaspoon onto well greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F, (175 C), for 10-15 minutes.



YIELD: 4-5 dozen cookies

TIME: 1 hour



GRANDMA'S WHIPPED SHORT BREAD COOKIES



1 pound………………….(500 g)…………………….butter or margarine

3 cups…………………….(750 ml)……………………flour

1 cup……………………….(250 ml)………………..icing sugar



Beat with mixer until creamy. Drop on cookie sheet and bake at 350 F, (175 C), until slightly brown.

YIELD: makes approximately 5 dozen cookies

CALORIES: approximately 80 calories per cookie

TIME: 1 hour (includes cooking and cleaning time)





LIGHT SIDE



A fellow finds himself in front of St. Peter at the golden gate.

St. Peter explains it is not easy to get to heaven. There are some criteria before entry.



He asks the guy are you religious? Gave money to the church? Gave money to the poor? Help his neighbour?



The fellow answers "no".



Peter says, "look, work with me, I am trying to help you, think".



The fellow says, "Well, I came out of a store and found this old lady surrounded by a dozen bikers. They were shoving her around, and abusing her. I got so mad I threw my grocery bags down, fought through the crowd, and got her purse back. After helping her to her feet, I went to the biggest, baddest biker and told him how despicable, cowardly, and mean he was. Then I spat in his face."



"Wow", said peter, " That's very impressive. When did this happen"?



"oh, about five minutes ago", replied the fellow.

WARNING

Here's the latest tactic by car thieves.

Heads up everyone! Please keep this circulating. You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into reverse when you look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space. You notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into Park, unlock your doors and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is 

obstructing your view.

When you reach the back of your car, that is when the car jackers appear out of nowhere, jumps into your car and take off. They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car. And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car. So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!

Men, you too are at risk. You can say good bye to your briefcase, and if your like many guys, who keep their wallet in the glove compartment, with your driver's licence, credit cards, plus.

If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away, remove the paper later and be thankful that you read this e-mail. I hope you will forward this to friends and family, especially to women. A purse contains all kinds of personal information and identification documents, and you certainly do NOT want this to fall into the wrong hands.

CLEANING TIPS

Before washing, it is essential that all stains be removed. 

 
Sometimes Soap or hot water will set a stain and make its removal impossible.

Commercial cleaning supplies can aggravate your allergies and have long terms effects on your health. You can save on your house cleaning bill with very good results using less toxic substances.

Ø Ammonia - cuts grease, cleans windows, Strip wax off floors.

Ø Baking soda - cleans, deodorizes, polishes, and removes stains.

Ø Bleach - whitens practically anything, removes mould and mildew.

Ø Cornstarch - cleans and deodorizes carpets and rugs.

*Rug Stains: Use a solution of half water, half white vinegar.

Shirt or blouse stain: Just a little of water and cornstarch will remove.

*Grass stains: Dampen stain with cold water, and rub with plain bar soap. (One without moisturizers). The stain should come right out. Then wash normally.

*Toilet bowl: use tang, or sprinkle baking soda into the bowl. 

Drizzle with vinegar. Scour with toilet brush. Cleans and deodorizes

Berry Stain: Place the stained part over a pot and pour boiling water over it from a height of about 2 feet so as to strike the stain with force. Plunge the stained part up and down in the hot water until the stain is removed. If stain is persistent, use Javelle water.

Peach Stains: are not easy to remove. Be careful not to wipe hands with peach-stains on a good napkin, towel or apron. Stretch stain over a pot of hot water and apply javelle water with a medicine-dropper. Do not allow it remain too long in contact with the fibres. 



Javelle water rots even cotton and linen. Apply oxalic-acid solution to neutralize the alkali and rinse thoroughly in hot water. Several applications may be necessary.

Tea And Coffee Stains. Follow the same procedures as for berry stains above.

Blood and Meat-Juice. Never put in hot water as that sets the stain. Soak at once in cold water. Rub with soap and wash. A paste of raw starch mixed with cold water will remove these stains on flannel, blankets, and heavy goods. Repeat until stain disappears.

Egg-Stain: 

Wash in cold water, then warm water and soap.

Mix 50-50 water, white vinegar. Great for stubborn carpet stains.

LIGHTSIDE

A man is driving up a narrow mountain road. A woman is driving down the same road. As they pass each other the woman leans out her window and yells, "PIG!"

The man leans out his window and yells, "STUPID!"



He keeps driving up the Mountain, comes around a corner, and smashes his car after slamming into a pig in the middle of the road.

Wood Furniture: To remove water stains, dab white toothpaste onto the stain. Allow the paste to dry and then gently buff with a soft cloth.

COOKING TIPS, INFORMATION

WARNING: DEEP-FRYING CRAZE

People can do themselves serious injury attempting to deep-fry their turkey. In the past deep-frying has burned down houses and put cooks in hospital. 

Deep-fried turkey is juicy, and better tasting. However with this high risk method of cooking, besides the above, your turkey can end up charred by the resulting inferno.

There is an advantage of deep-frying due to its speed. Cooking time is 3 1/2 minutes per pound. A big turkey is done in less then an hour. If you are going to deep-fry your turkey use a commercial pressurized fryer, rather than vats on a stand.

An uncovered pan with a rack in the bottom gives the best results in roasting. Cooking time varies with preference.

For rare meat, 16 minutes per pound.

For medium meat, 22 minutes per pound.

For well done meat, 30 minutes per pound.

Add salt during or after cooking, not before. The salt flavour does not penetrate more then 1 inch. If the meat does not reach the desired colour during roasting, increase the heat to (500 F) for a few minutes before removing from the pan.

Methods of searing is subjecting the meat to a high temperature until it is nicely browned.

By Browning in an uncovered pan in a hot oven (450 F-500F).

By Browning in hot fat in a frying pan on the surface burner.

By Adding boiling water and cooking at boiling temperature until the outside of the meat has lost its red colour.

Reasons For Cooking Meat

To develop flavour.

To soften the connective tissue when present in large quantity. To kill any living organisms that may be present.

To make meatballs of even size, spread mixture in an ice cube tray and press the divider down to separate meat into uniform squares. Take out divider and shape squares lightly into balls.

Add a few drops of vinegar or lemon juice when making blueberry pie. Gives the flavour a pleasant lift.

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

You will also find links to other sites in reference to food.

BAR MIXES

After Dinner Special

1½ oz. apricot brandy

1½ oz. Curacao

2oz. Limejuice 

Combine with ice; shake. Strain.

Add a twist of lime and ice.

Drop in the peel.

Can-Am Flyer.

1 ½ oz, Bacardi

1 ½ tsp. Limejuice

1 pinch sugar

Champagne.

Combine the rum, juice and sugar with ice.

Shake. Strain; fill the glass with champagne.

Non-alcoholic Drink.

Juice Punch.

2 quarts apple juice

2 quarts cranberry juice

8 oz. lemon juice

8 oz. Sugar

2 bottles ginger ale

Combine everything except the ginger ale.

Stir well. Add ginger ale plus chunks of ice before serving.

Don't Drink and Drive

2 drinks taken within an hour by a person 100 pounds produces a .075 reading. One drink is equal to about 1.5 oz. of whisky or 2 bottles of beer. The rate of elimination for each hour after drinking has stopped is 015. A 200-pound person, after 1 drink produces a reading of .019, so you can see there is a big difference due to weight.

As a host it is your duty to make sure no one leaves your party impaired. Have some one drive them home.