The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, November 10, 1911, Page 9, Image 9

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    NOVEMBER 10, 1911
The Commoner.
cups of sifted flour and one of milk,
sifting with tho flour previously one
teaspodnful of cream tartar and half
teaspoonful of baking soda; into this
mix the whites of six eggs whipped
dry, stirring in very lightly; flavor
with extract of vanilla and bake in
three shallow square tin pans well
greased with lard. For caramel
filling put one cup of light yellow
sugar and a half cup of cream, with
two teaspoonfuls of butter into a
sauce pan and cook until thick; take
from the Are, flavor with vanilla, and
stir until cool; then spread between
tho layers.
For a fruit filling, boil one cup of
water and three cupfuls of fine
granulated sugar until it will thread
when dropped from the spoon, then
pour gradually on the stiffly-beaten
whites of three eggs, beating steadily
until quite smooth; then stir in a
cupful each of chopped raisins and
pecan meats, with half a dozen dried
figs cut into thin strips; spread this
between tho layers of cake and on
the top. This is said to bo fine.
For tho Cook
Winter turnips should always
have potatoes added; allow four
potatoes to six turnips, but do not
put them on to cook until the turnips
are nearly tender enough for the
table. Turnips should be put on in
cold water, salted and boiled" slowly
until tender; the potatoes should be
peeled and quartered, and when
both are one, mash together, and
season with plenty of butter, with
salt and pepper.
Onions may be parboiled, halved
and quartered, if very large, and put
into a dish with a white sauce and
bread crumb layers. Tho large
bermuda onions have very little
It's tho Red Blood Corpuscles that
Proper Food-Makes.
An Ohio woman says Grape-Nuts
food gave her good red blood and
restored the roses of youth to a com
plexion that had been muddy and
blotchy. She says:
"For 10 years I had stomach
trouble which produced a breaking
out on my face. The doctors gave
it a long Latin name, but their medi
cines failed to cure it. Along with
this I had frequent headaches, ner
vousness and usually pain In my
stomach after meals.
"I got disgusted with the drugs,
stopped them and coffee off short,
and quit eating everything but fruit
and Grape-Nuts, with Postum for my
table beverage.
The headaches, stomach trouble,
and nervous weakness disappeared al
most like magic, which showod'that
when the cause was removed and
good food and drink used nature was
ready to help.
My blood was purified and my
complexion became like a young
girl's while my weight was increased
from 90 to 120 pounds in a few
months good, solid firm flesh,
where it used to be soft and flabby.
"I recommended Grape-Nuts and
Postum to one of my friends, who
was afflicted as I had been. She
followed my advice and in a short
time was restored to complete health
and in about 8 months her weight
increased from 100 to 148 pounds.
"Our doctor, observing the effect
of Grape-Nuts and Postum in our
cases, declared, the other day, that
he would hereafter prescribe these
food products for gastritis." Name
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,
Read the little book, "The Road
to Wellville," in pkgs. "There's a
Ever read the above letter? A
new one appears from time to time.
3?hey are. genuine, true, and full of
human interest.
odor and no strong taste, and can bo
prepared as above and baked, mak
ing an excellent dish.
There are so many ways for cook
ing sweet potatoes, that ono need
never bo at a loss, Baked In their
jackets, or scraped and cooked with
fresh meat or fowls; boiled and
sliced, and fried in hot fat, or
scraped and sliced, laid in a baking
pan, and boiling water to cover
poured over them, with salt, peppor
and bits of butter, and baked; or
boiled, sliced, laid in a pan with
buttor, pepper, salt, bits of butter
and spices, are but a few of tho
ways to preparo them.
Green Tomato Catsup To eight
pounds of green tomatoes, chopped
fine, add four pounds of brown
sugar, and boil three hours; then
add ono quart of vinegar, one tea
spoonful each of cinnamon and
cloves and half a teaspoonful of
mace. Boil fifteen minutes longer
and put away in crocks.
"By Littles'
Into tho salt cellars put three
teaspoonfuls of corn starch to a cup
ful of fine salt, mixing thoroughly,
and it will not clog or lump.
To remove a rusty screw, apply a
pointed piece of metal heated rod
hot to the screw head; when the
screw is well heated it will move
readily with the screw driver.
The best duster is a damp. cloth
not moist or wet) passed lightly
over the surface, and changed often
for a clean one. A feather duster
only stirs up the dust, which settles
either back on the surface just
brushed, or somewhere else.
"When sweeping or dusting, if
there Is much dust (and there gen
erally is), always have windows or
doors open, and begin sweeping on
the Bide of the room into which tho
wind comes, and the dust will bo
carried ahead of tho broom out of
tho house.
For deodorizing or disinfecting, a
solution of chloride of zinc, used in
proportion of one pint of tho zinc to
four gallons of water, is one of tho
most efficient agents. This will
promptly neutralize noxious effluvia
and arrest animal decay and vege
table rotting. For sink pipes, water
closets, and like out-houses, thin is
Any acid spilled upon marble will
quickly disfigure and spoil it. Its
effects should be neutralized by
pouring a solution of any alkali such
as washing soda, borax, or ammonia,
over the stain at once. Restore tho
polish by rubbing with powdered
pumice stone moistened with water.
It will call for much patience and
work to restore it to Its first con
dition. If the cream gives out at the
wrong moment, try beating together
the white of one egg and a teaspoon
ful of sugar in a teaspoonful of
water. Put the whipped mixture in
the cups before pouring the coffee
Cornish Pot Pio
Make a crust of a pint of flour
in which has been rubbed a quarter
of a pound of finely chopped beef
suet, mix to a dough with a scant
cup of cold water in which a tea
spoonful of salt has been dissolved.
Line the sides, but not the bottom
of a deep pudding pan with this,
reserving enough for a top crust.
Draw, wa"sh and wipe dry two young
pigeons, or two tender young
chickens, and lay them in the pan;
dust inside with salt and pepper;
over these put a layer of sliced
apples and onions; have a pound and
a half of lean mutton cut up .and
simmered in a little water until ten
der, with two peppercorns and a
Rnoonful of salt: bo sure to cook
until tender; then cut it into veryj
small bits and add it to tho pio,
dotting all over with bits of buttor.
Contlnuo until tho pan is full; pour
in tho water in which tho meat was
cooked, and cover with a thick crust
of tho dough; cut slits In tho top
for tho escapo of -tho steam; fasten
tho edges together and bako an hour
in a brisk oven, covering the crust
if it is likely to burn.
Pumpkin Pie Mash two cupfuls
of pumpkin that has boon cooked
very dry, sweeten well, stirring in
gradually whilo warm three well
beaten eggs, ono tablesponful of
sifted flour, tho grated rind of ono
lemon, a' pinch of powdered cinna
mon, allspice and mace, each; two
tablespoonfuls of butter and about
a cupful of rich milk enough to
thin to a thick batter; beat well,
fold in one cupful of chopped figs
and one-fourth of a pound of seeded
raisins cut in half. Have nice pastry
shells and bake until a golden brown
In a moderately hot oven.
Apple Pie Lino a pie tin with any
good pastry and fill It with peeled,
cored and sliced apples, having tho
apples ripe and tart; when full add
bits of butter, one-half cup of sugar,
and dust over it a heaping teaspoon
ful of flour; over this grate half a
nutmeg and add enough water to
cook tho apples; bako until dono and
tho apples soft. Eat with whipped
Winter Boqucts
Very few homes are supplied dur
ing the winter with blossoming
plants, but tho winter boquct Is still
a possibility, if you do not dolar
longer. As yet, In most locnlltlcfl,
tho woods and country lanoa aro
still lighted up with brlKht loaves
and gay colored vlnoB and thoso may
bo brought homo, prosod and
crystallized; a tall Jar, or Jartllnloro
filled with gay-colored loavon or
grasses mako a beauty spot In tho
dullest corners, and if tho gay loaves
havo faded, It is easy to dyo thorn
with tho ton-cent packago dyes. A
BimplG way to presorvo leaves 1b to
crystalllzo them. Into a Jar of boil
ing water turn all tho alum tho
water will dissolvo, making what is
known as a saturated solution of
alum; dip tho leaves, ono at a time,
in tho solution until tho coating lo
as thick as desired; these crystallized
leaves, If allowed to dry each tlmo
before dipping them again, mako a
very dazzling nppcaranco, but tho
coating Is transparent, and tho colors
aro not dimmed. Bunches of seeded
grass, dipped until well coated, will
recall an Ice-storm. There Is no
excuse for a dull homo.
Tho "Rendy-Mudo" Ganncntfl
For thoso who have little tlmo, and
less strength, many things may bo
profitably bought ready-made. It Is
certainly a saving of tlmo and vitality
for tho over-worked housowlfo to got
the garments ready to put on. But
it is best to see the garments beforo
you buy, for In many of them tho
cutting has been badly dono, and
the seams will never set right, be
cause they arc cut without regard to
fo7 H jf
Jacket, 903G, sizes 32, 34, 3C, 38,
40 and 42 inches, bust measure.
Skirt, 9022, sizes 22, 24, 2G, 28 and
30 inches, waist measure. It re
quires 7 yards of 44-inch material
for the costume for a medium size.
This illustration calls for two sepa
rate patterns, which will bo mailed
to any address on receipt of 10c
for each, in silver or stamps.
m'Juf l I Pl vXUl
Sizes, 34, 38 and 42 inches, bust
measure. It requires 4 yards of
44-inch material for the 34-inch size.
Sizes, 8, 10, 12 and 14 years. It
requires 4 yards of 44-inch material
for tho 8-year size.
Sizes, 2, 4 and 6 years. It re
quires 3 yards of 27-inch material
for tho 4-year size.
l I 88?$
THE COMMONER will supply its readers with perfect fitting, seam
allowing patterns from the latest Pari3 and New York styles. The de
Bigns are practical and adapted to the homo dressmaker. Full direc
tions how to cut and how to mako tho garments with each pattern
The price of these patterns 10 cents each, postage prepaid. Our largo
catalogue containing tho illustrations and descriptions of over 400 sea.
gonable styles for ladies, misses and children, mailed to any address on
receipt of 10 cents. In ordering pat.erns give U3 your name, address,
pattern number and size desired.
Address TECH COMMONER, Pattern Dcpt., Lincoln, Nebraska.
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