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of butter thickly over it, cover with a tin pan, and bake half to three-quarters
of an hour; remove cover ten minutes before serving, and brown.
Make moister, if of veal.
Or another way of making the pie is to cover any bits or bones, rejected in
chopping, with nearly a pint of cold water, and let them simmer for an hour or
more; strain and add a chopped onion, three table-spoons Chili sauce, a level
table-spoon of salt, and the chopped meat; let simmer a few minutes, thicken
with a table-spoon of flour mixed in water, let boil once, take off and let
cool; put a layer of this in a pudding-dish, then a layer of sliced hard-boiled
eggs and a few slices from cold boiled potatoes, then the rest of the meat, then
eggs, etc.; cover with pie-crust, make an opening in the center, and bake forty
Sausage toast is made by scalding the sausages in boiling water, frying to a
light brown, chop fine, and spread on bits of toast. To make
take a quart buttermilk, three eggs, tea-spoon soda, half tea-spoon salt, flour
to thicken; bake on griddle.
Here is a nice way to
Heat over the fire and pour in one pint of sweet milk to each gallon of
molasses. The impurities rise in scum to the top, which must be skimmed off
before the boiling breaks it. Add the milk as soon as placed over the fire,
mixing it thoroughly with the molasses.
Mother has many other valuable ideas on how to stop the numberless little
"leaks," which keep many a family in want, while a little care and economy in
these minor details would insure a fair competency, but she thinks it better to
have the ideas she has already given thoroughly digested before clogging them
with others. She says a neat,clean home, a tidy table, and well cooked,
palatable meals, are safeguards against the evils of the ale-house, the liquor
saloon, and the gambling-table. So that we may, with our frying-pans and
soup-kettles, wage a mighty war against intemperance, for seldom is a well-fed
man a drunkard; and thus our attempts at palatable and economical cooking may
"kill two birds with one stone."
By the way, she has just taken up a paper from which she reads this item by
Prof. Blot: "Wasting is carried on so far and so far extensively in American
kitchens that it will soon be one of the common sciences." "Just as I told you,"
says mother, as she folds her hands complacently together, looks down at the
bright figures of the carpet, and repeats in her slow-measured way, "After all,
whether we save or spend, the life is more than meat, and the body more than
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