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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 18:00

By Nola Straub


We have a lot to be thankful for — good friends, good food, freedom to worship, and the blessing of getting together with family and friends.

Every family has their favorite foods and traditions during the holidays. Hopefully you get to see many of your families and friends this season. Bob and family went to Wyoming. David and family came here plus a few more.

Thanksgiving was started by the Pilgrims for their safe settlement and survival the first winter with the help of the native Americans in the new world and Christmas for the Savior who started a whole new way of thinking about our Creator and the ability to choose our redemption.

We enjoyed Bob’s family at Christmas. Not to forget the New Year coming 2014. Hope it is great for all of us!


Mandarin Orange Cake

Norma’s Collection

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 pkg. yellow cake mix

3/4 c. oil

3 eggs

1 11-oz. can mandarin oranges, undrained

Combine all cake ingredients and beat with an electric mixer for 3 or 4 min. Bake in a greased and floured 9 x 13-inch cake pan at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 min. Cool.

To make frosting, mix all ingredients together and when the cake is cool, frost cake and refrigerate.

1 8-oz. container of whipped topping

1 8-oz. can crushed pineapple untrained.

1 pkg. French Vanilla instant pudding

1 tsp. vanilla


Love looking through old cookbooks! One I have out today is a 1902 handwritten. On the inside cover is a recipe for polish which cleans and polishes and brightens varnished woodwork.

1/2 pt. linseed oil

1/2 pt. turpentine

1/2 pt. vinegar

Put altogether in a pint quart bottle and shake. For cleaning woodwork pour some out in a small pan, take soft cloth, saturate and go over woodwork as if washing it, then take a clean cloth and polish. Clean woodwork once or twice a year. Use also on vanished wood furniture.

Can you imagine cleaning the woodwork for Christmas?


Always find a poem or two:

We may live without poetry, music and art:

We may live with out conscience and without heart;

We may live without friends or with out books;

But civilized man cannot live without cooks,

He may live without books - what is knowledge but Grieving

He may live with hope - what is hope but deceiving?

He may live without love - what is passion but pining?

But where is the man that can live without dining?


Thank you for sending your favorite recipes to share with Wauneta! They can be sent to Sharing with Wauneta, P.O. Box 303, Wauneta, NE 69045.