Grandmas Recipes, Bar Mixes, Christmas Information

Published Date: December 16th, 2006
Category: Holiday Fun

By Bruce Chambers

Grandmas Recipes, Bar Mixes, Christmas Information

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Contends

Grandma’s Wrapped Turkey

Cooking, Roasting Time

Grandma’s Cooked Ham And Apples

Aunt Pat’s Favourite Tarts

Mom’s Mincemeat Cookies

Lightside

Christmas Information

Cleaning Tips

Responsible Drinking

Bar Mixes

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

GRANDMA’S BAKED HAM AND APPLES

2 large slices of hamsteak

2 teaspoons……………..(10 ml)………………….prepared mustard

4 tablespoons………….(60 ml)……………………brown sugar

2 tart apples

1 ½ cups…………………………(375 ml)…………………apple juice

Place the ham in baking dish and rub with mustard. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons (30 ml), of brown sugar. Core the apple and cut into thin slices. Cover the ham with the apple slices and sprinkle with rest of brown sugar. Add apple juice. Bake at 300 F, (150 C), for 30 minutes or until tender. YIELD: 4-5 servings.

TIME: 40 minutes

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

LIGHTSIDE A rabbi, a priest and a pastor were all in a boat together fishing. The pastor said to the others, “I think I am going to go over to that shore and sit down.” So he gets out of the boat, walks across the water and sits down on the shore.

Then, the priest says to the rabbi, “I think I am going to go over and join him.” So, he does the same as the pastor and sits next to him on the shore.

The rabbi thinks to himself, “well if they can do it, so can I”. He climbs out of the boat, but he falls right down in the water. The pastor says to the priest, “do you think we should have told him where the rocks were?”

CHRISTMAS INFORMATION

The word Christmas comes from the words Cristes maesse, or “Christ’s Mass.” Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for members of the Christian religion.

Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. The 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the yule log, the giving of gifts, carolers who sing while going from house to house, the feasts, and the church processions can all be traced back 4000 years.

In 350 AD Julius1, a Bishop in Rome chooses December 25th as the observation of Christmas.

Both Australia’s and New Zealand, Christmas occurs during summer and is celebrated at the beach.

Christmas celebration was outlawed in Boston from 1659 to 1681, however residents of Virginia and New York celebrated the Christmas holiday freely.

Christmas was declared a U.S. federal holiday in 1870.

Many public buildings once commonly included Nativity scences. By doing so the practice led to lawsuits, claiming the government was endorsing a religion.

In 1984 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a city-owned Christmas display, including a Nativity scene did not violate the First Amendment.

For a complete history on Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramaden, Christmas Customs, Carols, crafts, click on the link below:

http://www.ask.com/web?q=christmas+history&qsrc=8

CLEANING TIPS

WARNING: DO NOT MIX BLEACH AND AMMONIA TOGETHER, THE FUMES CAN BE DEADLY.

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.

*Basin, tub and tiles: rub the area to be cleaned with a half

lemon dipped in Borax. Rinse and dry with soft cloth.

*Fix plaster walls: with white glue and baking soda. Try it,

crack will disappear in minutes.

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

If you’re having a Thanksgiving Day, Christmas party, provide food with drinks. Offer non-alcoholic substitutes such as fruit, soft drinks.

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.

BAR MIXES

Standard Measures

1 gallon (US)………………………….128 ounces

½ gallon…………………………………64 ounces

1 quart…………………………………..32 ounces

1 fifth……………………………………25.6 ounces

¾ quart…………………………………24 ounces

1 pint……………………………………16 ounces

1 tenth…………………………………..12.8 ounces

1 cup (1/2 pint) …………………………8 ounces

1-jigger…………………………………..1 ½ ounces

1 pony……………………………………1/8 ounce

1 dash………………………………………3 drops

John McClain

1 ½ oz scotch

I teaspoon syrup

A few dashes of Angostura bitters

Combine with ice; shake.

Strain and add ice.

Java Cooler

1 ½ oz. gin

1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice

A few dashes of angostura bitters

Tonic water

Add the limejuice, bitters, and gin over ice.

Stir well, fill with tonic.

Christmas, 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.

Apple Cocktail

½ ounce applejack

½ ounce apple cider

¼ ounce gin

¼ ounce brandy

Shake with ice cubes. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

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.

Enjoy your Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and/or Ramaden. Best wishes for a great and enjoyable 2007.

Article Source: Bruce Chambers sold his printing, publishing, mail order business and retired in 1980. He came on the Internet in 2003. He researched for 1 year, and then started a free monthly Internet marketing report, plus free monthly recipes, bar mixes, tips newsletters. At present he resells from his website. You can subscribe to either or both free newsletters by going to his web site. Please visit: <http://www.cbestbuys.com/>Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Bruce_Chambers

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