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On The Front Burner
Ellen S. Willis
Home Economics Extension
CLEAN WALL HANGINGS
As you do your spring
housecleaning, be sure to give your
) wall hangings the special attention
they need. After all, if you can get
rid of the surface dust on em
broidered or fabric wall hangings,
you can probably keep soil from
becoming embedded in the fabric.
And that's more than half the bat
If the wall hanging is in a frame,
you might find a simple dusting
with your vacuum cleaner will do
) the job. If the wall hanging is made
from a woven fabric, a good shak
ing out or airing may be all that's
needed to freshen it up.
IS HOME SEWING A SAV
Home sewing is a good way to
express creativity. But can you
save money at the same time?
Well, that depends. To figure out
k the answer, you'll have to compare
the cost of a ready - to - wear gar
ment with the cost of similar
(fabric, pattern and notions.
To put time spent on sewing into
perspective, figure out how long it
will take you to make a garment
and multiply that figure by the
minimum wage. Then add the cost
of your time to the cost of
materials and see if sewing still
) makes sense.
Think about your personal skills
too. Be sure you have the know
how to make a garment that can
equal the tailoring done on a
similar ready - to - wear item.
Don't ignore the costs of sup
plies and equipment either. Keep in
mind, the more you use your sew
ing machine, the more you get for
your investment. And remember
this: When you buy fabrics and no
tions that you don't use, you're
Most people feel they save one
third to three-fourths of their
clothing dollar if they sew their
own clothes. But a good sale can
bring the cost of a ready-made
below the cost of sewing at home.
Even then, special needs may
outweigh time and money. If
you're hard to fit, you may find it
more practical to make your own
clothes than to shop and pay for
Just had some interesting recipes
to come across my desk that use
thin sliced meat that comes in
packages. Want to share a few
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 teaspoon horseradish
Dash Worcestershire sauce
1 4 oz. pkg. smoked sliced beef or
Blend cream cheese, onion,
horseradish and Worcestershire
sauce until of spreading consisten
cy. Carefully separate slices of beef
or ham and lay out each slice
slightly overlapping, about five
across on a clean dish towel. Do
this for about three rows, all slight
ly overlapping until you have a rec
tangle of meat. Spread with cheese
mixture. Roll as for a jelly roll, us
ing the dish towel to help bring up
all the meat at the beginning of the
roll. Press along with your fingers
this inner ring and then proceed to
roll until completed. Chill. When
cold, use your fingers to form a
better circle. Just before serving,
slice into inch slices.
RICOTTA CHEESE DIP
1 lb. ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon soft butter or
2 tablespoons horseradish
1 cup diced celery
2 tablespoons dry onion soup mix
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup chopped sweet pickle
1 4 oz. pkg. diced pastrami or
1 tablespoon chopped chives
Mix well. Refrigerate for one hour.
1/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2 1/2 pkg. pastrami, corned
beef, ham or beef and dice
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
With fork beat together eggs, milk,
salt and pepper. Heat the meat in
skillet with butter or margarine.
Add the egg mixture. Cook over
low heat, lifting edges and tipping
skillet so uncooked egg flows
under cooked mixture. When mix
ture is set, fold over and serve. If
you desire a softer omelet, remove
from skillet by tipping it on to a
plate before the eggs set too hard.
Western Omelet: Saute 1/2 cup of
green peppers diced and 1/2 cup of
onions chopped. Saute until the
vegetables are soft and then add
meat of your choice and proceed
with the above directions.
Mexican Omelet: Prepare the
We Will Close
And All Day Saturdays
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
? JIM HUNT'S ?
(the politicians behind Jim Hunt
and the campaign against Jesse Helms)
lib*. J PAC Hud
"Hunt, who has his eye on Helms'
Senate seat, was credited with
mobilizing anti-Helms forces."
The Washington Post 11 5 82
The unfair negative campaign
against Jesse Helms was expressed
by BLAC PAC's Julian Bone':
"I'd like to see us run a
picture of Jesse Helms in
North Carolina newspapers
with a rifled crosshair over his
chest . .
Atlanta Constitution 5, 2 82
"There's a streak of meanness and
intolerance in the campaign to 'get'
Helms that has no place in American
politics ? and that should be distur
bing to all regardless of party label
The August a Chronicle 3/19 83
Ask Yourself ?
Why Are These
Behind Jim Hunt?
Democrats for Jesse ... A Man of Character
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omelet according to the directions
above and then spoon taco sauce
on top before serving.
HAM AND BROCCOLI
3 cups cooked rice
2 pkgs. (10 oz.) frozen chopped
broccoli, cooked and drained
1 cup chopped onions
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2, 2 1/2 oz. pkgs. smoked ham, cut
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter or
2 cups fresh bread crumbs
Conventional Oven: Spoon rice
over bottom of greased 3-quart
casserole. Spoon cooked, drained
broccoli over ric?. Cook onions in
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
until soft. Stir in soup, milk, pep
per and ham. Heat for 1 minute.
Pour over broccoli. Sprinkle Ched
dar cheese over sauce. Combine
melted butter with bread crumbs
and sprinkle over top. Bake in 350
degree oven for 45 minutes or until
bubbly and browned. Serves 8.
Microwave Oven: Spoon rice over
bottom of 3-quart casserole.
Spoon cooked, drained broccoli
over rice. Cook onions and J
tablespoon butter in 1 quart glass
measuring cup on high for 3 to 4
minutes. Stir in soup, milk, pepper
and ham. Cook on high for 1
minute. Pour over broccoli.
Sprinkle cheddar cheese over
sauce. Combine melted butter with
bread crumbs and sprinkle over
top. Cook on high for 8 to 10
minutes or until bubbly hot. Serves
MEAT 'N POTATOES
2, 2 1/2 oz. pkgs. beef or pastrami
1 box au gratin or scalloped
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2/3 cup milk
2 1/4 cups boiling water
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut
beef or pastrami into squares and
separate. Mix potato slices, sauce
mix, water, milk and margarine in
ungreased container large enough
to hold contents. Bake uncovered
30 to 35 minutes. Let stand a few
minutes before serving. Serves 6.
1, 2 1/2 oz. package ham
1, 2 1/2 oz. package turkey
1/4 lb. swiss cheese
1/2 cheddar cheese
1 tomato sliced and halved
5 hard-cooked eggs sliced
1 head lettuce, separated, washed
Slice the meat into 1/4 inch strips,
separate and mix and divide into
five portions. Slice the cheese into
1/2 strips about 1/2 inch thick.
Divide into five portions. Assem
ble salad on plate by first layering
the lettuce, then add the meat on
top. Add the other ingredients
around the lettuce. Serve with
favorite dressing. Serves 5.
Lillian Wood with the Homemakers Extension Club presents Peggy
McBryde with the afghan she won in a contest sponsored by the
homemakers. The money raised from the sale of the afghan tickets goes to
sponsor a Hoke High student wanting to major in home economics in col
Diet, Salt Cuts The Key
To Low Blood Pressure
By Rebecca C. Smith
Hoke Health Department
If you have high blood pressure
and are overweight, losing weight
may help your medicine work bet
ter. Some people are also helped by
cutting down on salt.
Doctors have found that some
people with high blood pressure
who watch what they eat need less
medicine, because proper diet
makes their drugs more effective.
In a few cases, eating right helps
people lower their blood pressure
without any medication at all.
Your doctor will know what part
losing weight and cutting down on
salt should play in your treatment.
A good diet makes everyone feel
better and look better. It's not
always easy to change the way you
eat-but you can do it. Here are
some hints to help make eating for
high blood pressure control a habit
for life. Discuss them with your
doctor before trying them on your
High blood pressure is twice as
common among those who are
overweight. When overweight pa
tients lose weight, their blood
pressures go down.
How much would your blood
pressure drop if you lost weight?
The figures are different for
each person. But if you're
overweight, chances are taking
pounds off and keeping them off
will help lower your blood pressure
level and will keep it low.
If you need to lose weight, there
are many resources to help you:
diet and exercise books, maga^ine
articles, weight control, and exer
cise classes. Ask your doctor what
he or she recommends.
The best way is to eat less; exer
cise also helps. Try taking smaller
portions of the foods you eat. Half
the portion is half the calories.
Salt is a chemical compound,
made up of 40% sodium and
chloride. Although the body must
have sodium, most Americans eat
much more of it than they need.
Sodium in salt seems to con
tribute to higher blood pressures in
some people. Some people with
high blood pressure can help con
trol it by reducing the amount of
sodium they eat.
Like losing weight, cutting the
use of salt and other products that
contain sodium can help these pa
tients reduce the amount of
medication they need. By limiting
sodium intake, some patients can
lower blood pressure without tak
Sodium is used in prepared
foods as a preservative, as a
"flavor enhancer" and as a
substitute for higher priced ingre
dients. it is included in almost
every kind of processed food: bak
ed goods, lunch meats, canned and
frozen foods, cereals, candy,
cheese, condiments, and ice cream.
Americans eat almost half their
meals away from home.
Restaurant food, especially fast
food, is often high in sodium.
Many medications, particularly
antacids, cough medicines, and
laxatives are also high in sodium.
What can you do to help reduce
the amount of sodium you eat?
Use more fresh fruits, vegetables
and meats, and don't add salt in
cooking or baking.
A taste for salt is acquired. The
less salt you use the less you'll
Read labels on all processed
foods to check tor sodium.
The word sodium will appear in
many different forms (mono
sodium glutimate, sodium ben
zoate, di-sodiuin phosphate, etc).
They all mean sodium was used in
preparing the product.
Try seasoning with lemon juice,
fresh and dried herbs, and spices
like curry powder, celery seed,
pepper and paprika.
Ask restaurants not to add any
salt to your order.
Avoid salty snacks like pretzels,
potato chips, and corn chips. Eat
more low calorie foods.
As a high blood pressure pa
tient. you are an active partner in
your own treatment. Whether your
diet is your only therapy or
whether it helps your medication
lower blood pressure, you are the
only one who can make it work.
It's up to you to make the decision
to eat right and help keep blood
pressure under control.
The Grocery Mart
513 W. Prospect
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