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Thursday, 26 January 2012 16:13

By Nola Straub

Our son, David, wife Lori, and children, Brianna, Kelsey and Shawn were here over New Year’s. Robert and boys joined us for dinner and the boys all slept over to enjoy movies with the cousins. We all stopped by Aunt Berniece (Straub) and Uncle Pat Redden’s 60th anniversary celebration in Palisade Saturday and enjoyed visiting with all the cousins and friends from Palisade.

We knew they were coming and I had made ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, veggies, salads, etc. for the second Christmas dinner. We had had the Browns, Bob’s family and Heather Greaves with daughter ‘Abby’ invited on the 22nd for the first Christmas dinner with our great granddaughter Nikita. Remember… “A heart that gives, gathers!!!


I found this Ham-Cider Glaze recipe provided by the National Pork Board. But… instead of baking the ham in the oven I poured it over the ham in the crock-pot after it was about done.

Ham-Cider Glaze

1 c. apple cider

4 tsp. cornstarch

2 tsp, spicy mustard

1/8 tsp. ground cloves


David and Lori are both dieting for their upcoming anniversary. So they eat light through the day and just vegetables and meat at night. Good for us all this time of year!


One evening Dave stir fried a large skillet full of fresh mushrooms, onions, cauliflower pieces, baby carrots, and broccoli flowers in virgin olive oil which was a fast and welcome addition to the crock-pot meatloaf that I had put on that morning. They had spent the day cutting more dead trees on the farm and going to Bob’s visiting.

Raw Vegetable Salad

Memory of Nina Berry

2 c. frozen peas

2 c. fresh cauliflower

2 c. frozen broccoli

1 c. onion, chopped fine

1 c. light sour cream

1 c. light Miracle Whip

2 tbsp. sugar or sweetener

2 tbsp. vinegar

Salt to taste

Dash worcestershire sauce and tabasco sauce


Apple Pudding

Beth James

1/2 c. orange juice

1/2 tsp. orange rind, grated

2 c. sugar

1/4 tsp. butter

2 eggs

2 c. flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 c. nuts

1 tsp. cloves

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. nutmeg

4 apples, diced

Mix all ingredients with your hands until well mixed. Pour into 9x13-inch cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 min., then bake at 325 degrees until it tests done with a toothpick.


1 c. half and half cream

1 c. sugar

2 tsp. corn starch

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 c. butter

Cook until thick. Pour over pudding while they are both hot.


South of the Border


Nola’s collection

2 lbs. hamburger, browned and drained

1 24-oz. jar mild, medium, or hot salsa

2 cans cream of chicken soup

Add salt and pepper to your taste

4 8 to 9-inch floured tortillas

3 1/2 c. shredded cheese

Combine drained beef with salsa, soup, salt and pepper. Lightly spray the bottom of 9x13-inch pan. Line bottom of pan with two tortillas. Cover with half of the meat. Top the meat with half of the cheese. Top with other two tortillas flat. Cover with second half of the meat and half of the shredded cheese. Heat for 40-50 min. at 350 degrees in the oven.


Pineapple Cheese

Yellow Cake

In memory of a cousin Donna Berry Ruggles

1 yellow cake mix

1/2 c. milk

1 instant vanilla pudding

8 oz. cream cheese

1 lg. carton Cool Whip

15 oz. crushed pineapple, undrained

Nuts of your choice, optional

Coconut, optional.

Mix the yellow cake mix and bake in 15x11-inch pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-20 min. Mix the milk, pudding mix, cream cheese, Cool Whip and crushed pineapple all together very thoroughly and spread on the cake, then sprinkle with nuts and coconut, if desired. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Time marches on . . . It is better to be 70 years young and far more cheerful and hopeful than being 40 years old. … I turned 69 the 7th.


If you get a kick out of your job. Others will get a kick out of working with you. LOL


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