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Halbrooks welcome new baby boy

Published 1:22pm Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Congratulations are extended to Chad and Maebec Halbrooks and big sister, Maggie Mae, ,on the birth of Gunner Colt, born May 23. He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces. The proud grandparents are Sylvia Halbrooks, the late Larry Halbrooks, Nancy Dunlap, and the late Tim Dunlap.


Ice cream treat

2 to 3 c. vanilla ice cream

1 cup coconut

1/2 cup chocolate syrup

Combine all ingredients and stir until well blended.


Cooking for a crowd

Whenever cooking for a crowd of 50, buy the following amounts of food:

•To make potato salad, use 12 pounds of potatoes, two dozen boiled eggs, two bunches of celery, pickles of your choice, four green peppers and mayonnaise.

•To make cabbage-apple salad buy 1/2 dozen apples, six pounds of cabbage, nuts and raisins.

•You will need six dozen lemons to make lemonade for 50 guests.


Pineapple salad

1 small can crushed pineapple

1 package lemon gelatin

1 quart vanilla ice cream

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough liquid to make one cup, heat and dissolve gelatin. Add ice cream and pineapple. Mix well. Chill until firm.


Wedding Punch

Now that the wedding season is upon us, the following is a good punch recipe to serve at the reception.

8 cups of sugar

2 quarts of water

1/2 cup crushed mint leaves

3 quarts orange juice

1 quart pineapple juice

1 quart lemon juice

2 quarts strong tea

2 gallons water

2 large bottles of ginger ale

Boil sugar and water together for 5 minutes. Add mint. Cool and strain. Add juices, tea and water. Just before serving, add ginger ale. Pour over ice ring in punch bowl. Yields 100 servings.

To make a double recipe make another one and add to first recipe.

Note: Never just double a recipe. Always make another one and add to the first one.


Broccoli casserole

1 pkg. frozen broccoli

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup cream of mushroom soup

1 egg beaten

1/2 cup grated cheese

1 cup crushed crackers

Cook broccoli according to directions on package, drain and cool. Combine mayonnaise, soup, egg and grated cheese, stir in cooked broccoli. Cook in casserole dish and sprinkle with cracker crumbs. Bake 35 minutes at 325 degrees.

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