The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1960 · Page 25
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 25

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 19, 1960
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TURKEY MORSELS 1 cup chopped cooked turkey gizzards (or hearts and livers) % ctip toft butter 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons catsup 2 tablesjwons lemon fuice or white vinegar 1 tablespoon grated horse-radish K teaspoon ground pepper K teaspoon salt X teaspoon dry mustard Place ingredients in electric blender. Blend at low speed to a smooth paste, about 5 minutes. (If blender is not available, run turkey gizzards through the meat grinder twice. Then beat all ingredients together until smooth.) Cover and refrigerate to mellow several hours or longer. Use as a spread for appetizers. Or shape into balls and roll in toasted sesame seed, chopped parsley, nuts, chives, crushed potato chips or ready-to-eat cereal. Giant mushrooms can be stuffed for another variation. Makes 1 cup of turkey paste. The very arrival of Spring seems to create a festive mood—the warm balmy air ... trees bursting in bud . . . the gaiety of the garden scene as purple crocus, golden daffodils, stately narcissus and bright-hued tulips unfold before our eyes. Springtime just seems to call for a celebration! Of course, we can make this gala affair elaborate and festive, or simple yet gay—and have fun at either occasion. If we wish it to be elaborate well begin with fancy appetizers, possibly spread with a turkey pate we've made ourselves, and along with these we may serve miniature pmwheel sandwiches and shrimp crescents, just to get the party started. It's more than probable that well serve the dinner itself buffet style, regardless of how formal or informal it is. If we want to be particularly impressive we can arrange slices of hickory-smoked ham on a silver tray, garnishing the platter with pear halves decorated with softened cream cheese and circles of cantlied cherries . . . Another artistic idea for an entre£ is a cold Ribbon Party Loaf. In this well use cranberry sauce, diced cooked chicken, diced peppers and celery. » For an informal meal, Sour Cream Meat Balls served in a chafing dish forms the basis for a buffet supper 7. . Another attractive idea may ' be Horns of Plenty in the form of cornucopias of hani filled with green beans that have been marinated in a zesty. vinaigrette dressing and spooned into the cornucopias. These may be served hot or cold... Shrimp Curry offers another exciting possibility. , Of course, it's the dessert which proves the ultimate triumph of the party! Peaches Jubilee carried in with flames dancing would provide a most dramatic finale. This is easy too, just, moisten sugar cubes in lemon or orange extract, light them, and while your guests enjoy watching the merry blaze, pour the coffee. If you want a "conversation piece" for the informal affair, a Royal Pineapple Cake proves full of delightful surprises. Let's swing into Spring by creating a bit of festivity of our own) PIN WHEEL SANDWICHES % cup peanut butter 2 lengthwise thin slices enriched 6 tablespoons chopped, bread (cut from unsliced seedless raisins sandwich loaf) 6 tablespoons orange juice Combine peanut butter, raisins and orange juice. Spread K cup raisin-peanut butter mixture on each slice of bread. Cut each slice in equal halves crosswise. Roll each half slice of bread as for jelly roll. Wrap each roll in waxed paper, twisting ends of paper. Place on a flat surface so that roll rests on last turn of bread; chill. To serve: unwrap and cut each roll into 6 slices. Yield: 24 Pin Wheel Sandwiches. SHRIMP CRESCENTS X cup cooked, finely chopped 2 teaspoons lemon juice shrimp 6 slices enriched bread Ji cup finely chopped celeru 1 tablespoon soft butter K cup mayonnaise or salad dressing Combine shrimp, celery, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Spread each slice of bread with butter, put each slice of bread into 4 crescents with a cookie cutter. Spread 1 teaspoon shrimp mixture on each crescent. •Garnish if desired. Yield: 24 Shrimp Crescents.

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