Rabbit or Squirrel Dressing
Legacy of Ollie Hamby Fortner
1 rabbit or squirrel, cut up
1 large pan of cornbread
Salt and Pepper to taste
Place rabbit or squirrel in large boiler, cover with water, boil until tender. Save water rabbit or squirrel was cooked in. Crumble cornbread in large bowl. Stir egg into cornbread.
Add enough water Rabbit or squirrel was cooked in, to cornbread mixture, to make a thick mixture, stirring well. If you like dry dressing add less of the water; for moist dressing, add more. Add pieces of rabbit or squirrel to mixture. Salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 350 degrees until slightly brown on top.
Note: Grannie always just added the pieces on the bone. You took a piece of meat out of the dressing, then had the dressing to go with it. I prefer to remove the meat from the bone before placing it in the dressing mixture.
If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices & strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.
Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite and you'll eat less.
A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place. Isn't that handy?
If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what's wrong with you?
If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.
If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet? Don't they actually counteract each other?
Money talks. Chocolate sings.
Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger.
Q. Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
A. Because no one wants to quit.
If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated.
Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.
Before consuming any chocolate, first break it into pieces. The process of breaking allows the calories to leak out!
Diehl's Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings
(Copied from an ancient scrap of paper in my recipe box)
Contributed by Kim Diehl Senior Editor, U. S. Legacies
Chicken and Dumplings
1 4-lb roasting chicken
5 c. water
1/2 onion, chopped
1 handful of chopped carrots
1 handful of chopped celery
salt, pepper, bay leaf, etc.
1 c. unsifted flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. milk
1 large egg
1 Tbsp. salad oil
3 Tbsp flour
Place chicken, vegetables and seasonings in 6-quart Dutch oven;
bring to boil and then simmer 1 hour.
Remove from heat, place chicken in bowl to cool.
Meanwhile, make dumplings:
1 c. flour,
In small bowl, combine milk, egg and oil.
Pour into flour mixture, mix till moist.
Strain broth, skim off fat;
Replace 5 cups of broth in Dutch oven.
In a small bowl, place 3 Tbsp flour and gradually whisk in 3 Tbsp water til smooth.
Stir that into broth, bring to boil; boil 1 minute.
Drop Tbsp-sized dumpling batter into gently boiling broth.
Cook uncovered 10 minutes; cover tightly and cook 10 minutes more.
Cut or de-bone chicken into bite-sized pieces.
Add to broth. cook 5 minutes more.
The Best Gives to Give
To your friend - loyalty
To your enemy - forgiveness
To your boss - service
To a child - a good example
To your parents - gratitude and devotion
To your mate - love and faithfulness
Printed in U S Legacies Magazine March 2003