The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1937 · Page 9
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1937 BLYTHEVILUS.'(ARK.) COURIER NEWS The Meat Pie that Came Over the Ocean from Scotland FACE NINE Wriler Recalls Wonderful 1 Meat Pies Her Grandmother Prepared Wlien wo. wore small, Sunday i nlghl stippor at Scotch grand-] mother's house was the biK event ' cf (lie week. It was clan night, i Die- night, grand mother Blithered | lior children and her grundcliil-1 dren nromul the familj' boaixl.j Truly a sizable host sat down, i with grandfather beaming on his I bairn from one ciiil of the table • and in the other, grajKljiiother krcplng mi eer watchful eye to f.ee thai all h;\d plenty to eat. For tlir> youngsU-rs, the evening was compounded oi merry nunt.5 with bright pink cheeks, jovial unclfs who toUl marvelous stories, uf much laughter, warmth nncl the i-hem- of god fooil . . . wonderful cheer of good food . . . wonderful meats, deep dishes of hot scalloped potatoes, round crystal bowls ol the fruits, pickles and relishes put i]p by grandmother herself, chimi- nion buns in which butter, sugar and cinnamon had been laid on with such lavish han liiey were literally encased in cinnamon taffy. And then grandmother's meat pies! They were her special pride. Hers were not deep pies marie with cubes of meat. No, grandmother's meat 'pies were flat, like pumpkin or berry pies. They were made ol chopped beef, camiily seasoned with onion and topped by the richest of flaky pastry. When cnt into they showed In-own and cnimbly am! glistening, and a generous wedge of that hot steaming pie on your plate on Sunday night, was something to look .forward to all week. Grandmother's meat pies made their appearance with the first crisp, cold days of autumn and were served fill winter thereafter. One pie would have been skimpy fare for that This Scotch meat pie made of ground tieof, onion and tomato is a lusty dish for Yule Tree Symbolizes Joy Of Christmas Festivities nv OLIVE ROBERTS BARTON I dinavia. about too lovers who were If you voiicta- why Chiislmas 1 murdered under a true ' trees arc important, - ' j cannot an- _ . as any symbol is. If you worry nbont the supply of Yule trees and think .that, floods n a the branches. Hi Prance, a lighted tree found with a child under it - lure's barriers. 5-011 haven't lived where I live and seen tlie endless forests of small pines that these eyes have beheld. If the worst comes to lh c worst, Christmas forests could be planted for cutting. You see. I am n Christmas tree patriarchial gathering. Three, four,! fan. ^r believe In any custom, not five pies, fresh and hot from the 1'0° destructive, that fixes roots arrived on the table. oven arrived on the table. The pies were baked on Saturday. Then, on Sunday night it was a simple matter to slide the pies into the oven and reheat them. Grandmother, of course, taught her daughters to make the pies and she always claimed that those meat pies were mainly responsible for the fine husbands the girls acquired. No man, declared grandmother, could - resist a girl who could make a., toothsome .meat pie like Jjhnt, nnd so her lassies had their' pick of "the lads. That, "at least, was grandmother's story. Well, those meat pics are still being made in the family 'and probably always will be. There has been just one slight change in the recipe over the years . . . the addition of the lively tang of tomato. It .makes the pie even more fiavorsome. This tomato flavor is achieved by simply adding condensed tomato soup. Undoubtedly if there ha been tomato flavor in such readily available form in grandmother's day she would have used it. A great one for flavor, was grandmother. Here's lioiv to moke this famous pie . . . and could anything be simpler! 1 Ib. ground beef 4 tablespoons of onion, inlnced 1 can condensed tomato soup 1-2 teaspoon salt Pinch of pepper 1 table-spoon butter Short pastry Saute the onion in the butter. Add the chopped beef, condensed tomato soup, salt and pepper. Let simmer gently until the meat is just barely brown. Line pie plate with pastry, pour the mixture into it. cover with pastiy, prick the top with a fork, and brush lightly with melted butter. Bake at 375 degrees for one hour. Use a rich, short, flaky pastry. Or. if you don't feel up to making your own pastry, some of the prepared pastry mixes are a good bet. Good eating is that pie. One word of advice, though . . . better bake two of them at a time. Young and old, men, women and children all pass back for more. It's that kind of pie. Meat Patties In Many Guises For Appetizing Meals Ask teen-age youngsters their choice meat dish nnd often the |j reply will be "hamburgers." Perhaps there is something about hamburgers that reminds them of a pleasant day spent at the circus or a scout trip into the woods, but whatever the reason, mothers will do well to capitalize on the likes of the youngsters and make meat patties one of their menu slnndbys. Bocf. veal, pork, or lamb nre all suitable for making patties, as is also liver which has been scalded and ground, so there can be considerable variety even with r patties. In some cases bresd or cracker crumbs and seasonings are combined with the meat before it is shaped Into patties, making them really "meat loaf patties". Or. salt and pepper may be the only additions to ground meat before It Is cooked. , Ground beef or lamb is excellent when shaped into thick cakes, wrapped with bacon slices, and broiled. Veal cakes arc better if childhood and home, and cmy object, natural v or otherwise, that, contribute.'! to linppiness. The only exception this writer makes to tra- dilon is the firecracker on the Fourth. Real Thing is Best Symbols are important. We have all too few. Christmas Is one important milestone by which children mark the march of life. Every child should have a Christmas tree, a'n'rt-'nlthoiigh faked ones are fine, they are not the real tiling and children know it. They sense the synthetic. One year I had « severe case of conscience,' and bought two small pines for six dollars, about n foot high apiece, they p"ew in green tubs. I talked them up to tlie family and tried to show them where duty lay. But nobody was very happy. I planted the trees outdoors later and nursed them for two years; they died an ignominious death. Tlie trees were ahead nothing at all. and neither were we. But let us see why the evergreen has bcchme a symbol, why we cannot behold a full of snow, with an eye on the calendar, without a vision in our mind's eye of a fragrant tree on tlie parlor floor. England had, and has, its mistletoe dating from Druid days. Also the Yule log—I believe a Saxon .Innovation. But trees? They ieem to have come over with the Germans. Ask a German where the idea originated there nnd lie will scratch his head and say, "The Tanneiibaum? We have always had IS nt Christinas." Actually it dates back beyond record, and some say Asia Minor began the custom. Our Traditions Imported Bui there is an o!d myth in Scnn- Jesus. The Germans adopted the evergreen as a fixed symbol, the French, in lesser degree, did Die same. The English hnd their mts- tletoe and their holly, symbolic of R leveling of caste nt Christmas. Castle doors swung wide open when mistletoe and holly were hum* over the portcullis. So says Scott In his -"Marmion. 1 ' Americans must rely on tradition, imported if you like, for its own holidays. As usual we take the tilings that appeal to our own emotions and our own needs. And so we have the tree, born ot superstition, mistletoe a hang-over from paganism, and the holly a social symbol from England. Why not? Because. we associate all of them with joy. Let us believe in Tinker Bell, at least, If not in Santa Qlaus. Let Christmas be magic. ;''"' Chocolate Fruit Cookies 1 cup I'liisLus 1-2 pkg. dates 3-4 cup wnlcr 4 tablespoons butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup sugar 1 1-2 cups Hour l 1-2 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon baking ixiwdei 1 1-2 teaspoon cinnamon 1-4 cup mcou 1-2 teaspoon salt 1-2 cup sour milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup nutments Cook sliced dates, water, butter and sugar In .sniicepiin until dates are soft uml syrup slightly thlcV;. Drain; measure syrup (should uo nuom 3-4 cup) and cool. Sift Hour, soda, baking powder, cocoa, dnm;-' mou and salt together. Add'snur milk, beaten egg. vanilla, nut- ineats, dates and syrup. Drop mixture by rounded tenspoonfuls •> Inches apart on well-oiled baking sheet. Bake In slow oven CJ50 degrees P.) 15 minutes. About 4 dos; cookies; period. will keep fresh over long At top speed, completely oil fourth of the. time. a running horse is the ground one- covered nnd allowed to cook slowly. Sour cream poured over veal pal- ties after they nre browned adds a delicious flavor. Or here Is .1 way of preparing ground meat patties which is a favorite in many homes. It is suggested by Inez S. Willson. home economist. Fricadcllcr ! nouml. finely ground beef 1 tablespoon flour . 1 tablesiwon grated onion 4 tablespoons bacon drippings Salt and pepper 2 unbeaten eggs Cream or top milk to moisten Have beef from neck, shank, flank or chuck ground quite fine. Add flour to ground beef and season with grated onion, salt, and xpper. Mix well. Add the un- tcii eg?s and enough cream or .op milk to make the mixture quite soft. Beat thoroughly—the longer lie mixture is beaten, the better it >s. Place heaping tablespoons of ncal in hot bacon drippings and r.v until done. i Liver patties are made by par- i boiling liver, grinding, combining it with bread crumbs and scason- ihgs, and shaping into thick cakes. These are heated and browned In hot lard. Either beef. lamb, or pork liver may be used economically for patties. A new crashbelt designed for use by pllols is tightened by pulling n chain. Tlie chain draws the belt light. The belt can be released by flipping the buckle back. The Vnited States Government, •hrough the Bureau of Air Commerce, maintains 1935 airway bea- browned on both sides in hot lard.try. con lights throughout the coun Extra Special Bargains Pork Sleaks or Roasts, Ib 19c Baby Beef Kx. fancy Sleaks, II). 2!>c I'ork Sausage, country style lb...lf>i > K. C. 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