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FHS releases school menu

Published 5:04pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Looking back in time:

There were no Walmarts.

People went to town once a week to do their shopping, which was usually on Saturday.

Family members all ate at the table at the same time and they all ate the same kind of food.

People did a lot of their shopping by mail order, women wore dresses around the house and children had clothes that they wore for Sunday and clothes that they wore to school and play time.


Storage Guide

Baking powder or baking soda – 18 months

Pudding mixes – 1 year

Vegetable oil – 1 year

Keep away from heat and light in a tightly capped bottle.


Celery and cheese

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup cheddar cheese, diced

1 cup water

Cook celery until tender, add cheese and stir until it is melted.


Broccoli casserole

1 medium onion chopped

4 teaspoon margarine

1 can mushroom soup

2 packs frozen broccoli

Cracker crumbs

Sauté onion in margarine; add soup. Cook broccoli according to package. Top with cracker crumbs and bake at 350 degrees or until brown.


Carrot casserole

3 cups grated carrots

1 cup bread crumbs

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoon margarine

1 pint milk

4 eggs well beaten

Cook carrots in water until tender, drain well. Soak bread crumbs in margarine, salt, milk and eggs, add to carrots. Pour into buttered square casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.


Lime and pea salad

1 Package lime gelatin

1 cup boiling water

1 cup cold water

1 small can of English peas with carrots

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water and add cold water. Drain the English peas and carrots and stir into gelatin until well blended. Chill until firm. Serve with mayonnaise.


Household hints

•To get paint off windows use hot vinegar and rub on windows.

•Rub olive oil on brass surface. It will clean it.

•To remove tea stain from table cloth, cover it with salt and leave it for a while.

•For grass stains, put vinegar on it before washing.


Food hint

To keep cheese fresh cover it with a soft cloth with vinegar on it.


Garlic margarine

1 stick margarine (melted)

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Stir ingredients together until well blended. Serve to taste on bread of any kind.


Senior citizen site

The senior citizen site located on Culver Road in Falkville welcomes new members. They meet Monday through Friday from 8 until noon. Lunch will be served; they play cards and dine out once a month. For more information, call 256-784-5909.


Food tips

Whenever planning your menu think about what type of meats you should serve with vegetables, such as fish is good with tomatoes, peas, celery and cucumbers, broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower with ham, sweet potatoes, corn, and lima beans with chicken.


Salad Secrets: Serve a light salad with a hearty meal and a tart salad with fish.


Banana Float

1 banana, sliced

1 cup vanilla ice cream

1 can 7-Up

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix banana with ice cream, 7-up, and pecans and stir until ice cream is melted.


Beauty Tips

•Blend makeup with clothes. Whenever buying clothes, wear the correct color with them.

•Colors to wear: dusty rose blush with black, blue, red, purple, and white. Nail polish should blend with the colors in your wardrobe.

•To have smooth hands, put a good hand cream or baby oil on them at night and sleep in gloves.

Put a good cream or baby oil on your feet at night and sleep in socks.


Macaroni Salad

2 cups macaroni

1 can Vienna sausage, drained and sliced

1 cup sour cream

1 1/2 teaspoon celery salt or regular salt

1 tablespoon sweet or dill pickle relish

Cook macaroni as directed on package. Drain. Add sliced Vienna sausage, sour cream, salt, and relish. Blend well.


Macaroni shell salad

2 cups shell macaroni

1 teaspoon salt

Luncheon meat of choice

1/4 cup mayonnaise

Cook macaroni according to directions on package. Drain. Add salt, sliced luncheon meat and mayonnaise. Blend well.

Recipe is good to serve at a pasta party with a salad and drink.


Falkville School

lunch menu


Jan. 23: Mozzarella sticks with sauce, steak nuggets, frozen vegetables, garlic and cheese roll, fruit cocktail, milk

Jan. 24: Chicken nuggets, cheeseburger wrap, vegetables, canned, creamed potatoes, wheat rolls, fresh oranges, milk

Jan. 25: Chili homemade, cheese toast, baked corn dog, frozen vegetables, sweet potato casserole, spiced apples, milk

Jan. 28: Pepperoni pizza, Sloppy Joe on bun, baked beans, onion rings, baked, vegetables, canned, fresh bananas, milk

Jan. 29: BBQ chicken, hot dog, Potato rounds, BBQ slaw, wheat rolls, pineapple tidbits, milk

Jan. 30: Taco Soup, fish sandwich, baked sweet potato fries, dip, canned veggies, tortilla chips, diced pears, milk

Jan. 31: Chicken nuggets, steak patty, brown gravy mix, creamed potatoes, frozen vegetables, wheat rolls, fresh apples, milk

Feb. 1: Roasted chicken, hamburgers

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