Plum pudding, fruit cake, and venison recipes.
Some Holiday Recipes The Christmas Plum Funding. "Christmas without plum puddlny," say* Emma Richards in Woman's Home Companion, "would seerni^ike the play of IlaiiiieL with 7Iainiel Itil oul.' iÂ»ii-" Â·while yctt can buy a fairly good pudding in a tin can. the homemade article gives far more satisfaction and a larger quantity quantity for the same expenditure. A young Kngilsh Iriend gave me his mother's rule some years ago, and I have used It ycai .after year with real pleasure, and as it lasts my family most of the winter. I think It an economical dish. It will require one pounA of boot Â«uet, one pound of currants, one pound -of (lemon, orange and citron), one pound of flour, two ounces of sweet almonds (chopped fine), one-half teaspoonful of mixed spice, ono-halt a nutmeg, one pound of sugar, ono small teaspoonful of salt, the rind and juice of two lemons, Â· throe soda crackers rolled fine, six eggs nnd one-fourth of a tcacupful of syrup. Thoroughly mix when dry. then wot Â·with egg and syrup and water enough to make very stiff, then let stand over night. In the morning put In bowls and cover with cloths, then put In a kettle of boiling water. ^ Bojl It for _ eight or steam u n t i l thoroughly heated through. Servo with either hard or soft sauce or cream . As I own a large steamer. I usually steam my pudding Instead Instead of hollinjr II. and I like It Seller that way."--Woman's Home Companion. .Homemade Fruit Cake with Nuts. One pound raisins, one pound currants, washed and dried, one-half nound citron, citron, one pound flour, aimoRr"ofie pound butter, nine cpps henten sopavatcly, two tpasjioonfuls of vanilla with a. little lo.ni- r-oi:ml ICngllsh -walnuts. Sprinkle the rnlslns ana c u r r a n t s with flour. Croam together, butter nnd sugar and tuld .well nately fruit, flour and nuts. Stir the mixture well, then add vanilla and whlto inecessary, of eggs, beaten Â«llff. Bake In slow oyn. cascs !-,-Better !-,-Better results nro obtained If sent to confectioners for bf.klng. *nrn Katno- nrtnlrari whtpK will not rmprove"its"'flavo"f,""but will render It iS) .digestible that persons of quite weak digestions may safely eat it, though for them It will be best plainly roasted served with a plain' gravy. ' When roasting a snouiaer vr neuK- venison be sure to cover It well with slices of fat (mutton fat for preference), ra it has none or very little of Its while the Basting ot all venison joints sliouid be continuous on 1 las neon ^m be apt to eat somewhat dry.---Tho Queen. Queen Mary and Her Needle. Â· Queen Mary of England ia en cxparl- ccced need1 Aw om?.n. -? 1 '"? IR not. onlv an able dressmaker, but IB wonderfully clever at lacemaklnsf. She has taught (laughter the way of making lingerie gowns, and has Insisted that the Princess Princess be trained In the same severe school as herself. Her training was rigorous', snc was taught the value of practical arts, and, despite her royal position, she never was led to believe tuioitld fritter away her time. Her hus- hpnrt haÂ« bpon nerloni! In that rwsnpr.t. for he Is earnest nnd fond more of solemn pursuit^ than society affairs. The Queen has inet many American women, hut she. lias made warm friends only those who are Interosled in charities, cralure or have some special aim. To such women the Qu^cn often has said she wished society women would .give up high 'iccls and long earrings and learn needlework. In fact, she even raid that learning to ;ook was much better than spending an afternoon at races.--Exchange. Th' How to Cook Venison. primp j n i n t of venison IF nmlruht- with t h i p Â« p f t l i n t nt deep edlv the haunch, thoiiitli n e c k of vnls-on properly cOrtKivl is a very toothsome di^h. The Inin I* bout rut into ehops and entlM*. th* bTffltt b e l n i c ' o n l y suitable for soups, ragouts and pic*. When it ir. possible to do so venison Â·hoMld be hijr.s- for at least a fortaUat A Birds' Hotel. Although there Is. perhaps, n tcmlcnry nowadays to house our pets In more comfortable quartern than was once Ihduglil thÂ« limit of luxury in bird surely V.ecr. reached In thQ unique structure known a? tlie "Hotel Canary." It has been built In his time by Arthur E. Dunning of the IrAl ctaff of the American, embassy In Hcrlln. timl. tltÂ»uK'n Â«:.'[Â»mcm:fcri as long pietcd. whlrli fact In itself says much for the elaborate character cf this for birds. In size the Hotel Canary Is 75 Inches long hy IS Inches wide, and hÂ«s a h e i g h t , lurlndlng the Inches. It contains rooms for twenty-two