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# This ‘n That

HOW MANY DROPS IN A DASH?
How many cups of berries in a pint? How many slices of bread
make a half cup of crumbs? For 2 Tbl. of orange peel,
will you need more than one orange? You’ll find the answers
to these questions and lots more in this handy kitchen chart.

Equivalent Measures:
dash: 2-3 drops or less than 1/8 tsp.
1 Tbl.: 3 tsp.
1/4 cup: 4 Tbl.
1/3 cup: 5 Tbl. plus 1 tsp.
1/2 cup: 8 Tbl.
1 cup: 16 Tbl.
1 pint: 2 cups
1 quart: 4 cups
1 gallon: 4 quarts
1 peck: 8 quarts
1 bushel: 4 pecks
1 lb.: 16 oz.

Food Equivalents:
Apples, 1 lb. = 3 medium (3 cups sliced)
Bananas, 1 lb. = 3 medium (1 1/3 cups mashed)
Berries, 1 pint =1 3/4 cup
Bread, 1 lb. loaf = 14-20 slices
Bread crumbs, fresh – 1 slice bread with crust 1/2 cup
Broth, chicken or beef 1 bouillon cube or 1
1 cup envelope bouillon or 1 tsp. instant bouillon dissolved in 1 cup boiling water
Butter or margarine 1/2 cup = 1/4 lb. stick
Cheese, 1/4 lb. =1 cup shredded
Cheese, cottage, 8 oz. =1 cup
Cheese, creamed, 3 oz =. 3 Tbl.
Chocolate, unsweetened 1 oz. 1 square
Chocolate, semisweet 1 6 oz. pkg. = 1 cup
Coconut, flaked, 3 1/2 oz. can = 1 1/3 cups shredded, 4 oz. can = 1 1/3 cups
Cream, heavy or whipping 1 cup =2 cups whipped cream
Cream, sour, 8 oz. = 1 cup
Egg whites, large – 1 cup = 8-10 whites
Egg yolks, large – 1 cup = 12-14 yolks
Flour, 1 lb. all-purpose = 3 1/2 cups, cake 4 cups
Gelatin, unflavored 1 envelope = 1 Tbl.
Lemon, 1 medium = 3 Tbl. juice, about 1 Tbl. grated peel
Lime, 1 medium = 2 Tbl. juice
Milk, evaporated 5 1/3 or 6 oz. can = 2/3 cup, 13 or 14 1/2 oz. can =1 2/3 cup
Milk, sweetened condensed 14 oz. can =1 1/4 cups
Nuts, 1 lb. Almonds, in shell 1 – 1 1/4 cups nutmeats shelled =3 cups
Brazil nuts, in shell 1 1/2 cups nutmeats shelled = 3 1/4 cups
Filberts, in shell 1 1/2 cups nutmeats shelled =3 1/2 cups
Peanuts, in shell 2 – 2 1/2 cups nutmeats shelled = 3 cups
Pecans, in shell 2 1/4 cups nutmeats shelled = 4 cups
Walnuts, in shell 2 cups nutmeats shelled = 4 cups
Onion, 1 large = 3/4 – 1 cup chopped
Orange, 1 medium 1/3 -1/2 cup juice = 2 Tbl. grated peel
Potatoes, 1 lb. = white 3 medium, sweet 3 medium
Raisins, 1 lb. = 3 cups, loosely packed
Rice, reg. long-grain 1 cup =3 cups cooked
Salad oil, 16 oz. = 2 cups
Sugar, 1 lb. granulated = 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 cups, brown =2 1/4 cups packed,
confectioners’ = 4 – 4 1/2 cups
Corn syrup, 16 oz. = 2 cups
maple, 12 oz. = 1 1/2 cups
Tomatoes, 1 lb. = 3 medium

SOAP SCRAP JELLY
Grandma Mary Riedmann

Place all soap scraps into glass jar or plastic container
which can be covered. If scraps can be shredded,
dissolving them with hot water is quicker. I fill my
container about half full with soap, fill with boiling
water and let stand. When collars need a little extra
soaping, I apply a small amount of the soap jelly to the
neckline, and rub between fingers or use a small
nailbrush. Also good to use in wash bowl when doing hand
washing. Keep the container covered-otherwise the water
will evaporate and the soap jelly becomes hard and dry.

CHRISTMAS ODOR PUNCH
Sharon Riedmann

1 quart pineapple juice
1 quart water
1 quart apple cider
4 pieces of ginger
3 3″ sticks of cinnamon
16 whole cloves
1 tsp. allspice
2 tsp. pickling spice

Bring to a boil and simmer. Add water and stir as needed.
DO NOT DRINK. This makes the house smell good at Christmas
and makes good gifts.

I SAID A PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY
I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard-
I felt the answer in my heart
Although he spoke no word!
I didn’t ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn’t mind)-
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!
I asked that He’d be near you
At the start of each new day
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way!
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small-
But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all!

A BLESSING FOR HOME
May Christ be at home in your family
May He listen to what you say
May He sit down to eat at your table
And kneel with you nightly to pray.

May His peace and His kindness be with you
And His presence in every room
For when Christ is at home in a family
Then a family is truly at home.

A NEW DAY
This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it or use it for good.
What I do today is very important because
I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

When tomorrow comes this day will be gone
forever, leaving something in its place.
I have traded for it: I want it to be gain –
not loss; Good – not evil; Success – not
failure, in order that I shall not forget the
price I paid for it.

THIS ‘N THAT
A little bit of this and a little bit of that makes you big and fat.

O weary mom’s mixing dough
Don’t you wish that food would grow?
A smile would come, I know, to see
A cookie bush or a donut tree.

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.

If you see a friend without a smile, give him one of yours.

You can live without music
You can live without books
But show me the one
Who can live without cooks.

We should always swap problems – everyone knows how to
solve the other fellows.

A good cook adds a pinch of love.

Good character, like good soup, is usually home made.

If you enjoyed today, it wasn’t wasted.

It’s a wise husband who buys his wife such nice china that
she won’t trust him to wash the dishes.

It’s nice to be important, but its more important to be nice.

Hurry is the mother of most mistakes.

Nothing annoys a woman more than to have friends drop in
unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does.

It’s a good idea to keep your words soft and sweet,
you never know when you are going to have to eat them.

Good practice makes perfect
Bad practice makes permanent

HEAVEN’S GROCERY STORE
I was walking down life’s highway
A long time ago.
One day I was the sign that read,
“Heaven’s Grocery Store.”
As I got a little closer,
The door came open wide;
And when I came to myself,
I was standing inside.
I saw a host of angels,
They were standing everywhere.
One handed me a basket, and said,
“My child, shop with care.”
Everything a person needed
Was in that grocery store.
And all you couldn’t carry,
You could come back the next day for more.
First I got some Patience,
Love was in the same row.
Farther down was Understanding,
You need that wherever you go.
I got a box or two of Wisdom;
A bag or two of Faith.
I couldn’t miss the Spirit,
For it was all over the place.
I stopped to get some Strength and Courage
To help me run this race.
By then my basket was getting full,
But I remembered I needed some Grace.
I didn’t forget Salvation.
For Salvation is free;
So I tried to get enough of that
To save both you and me.
Then I started to go up to the counter,
To pay my grocery bill,
For I thought I had enough of everything
To do my Master’s will.
As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer,
And I just had to put that in,
For I knew that when I stepped outside,
I would run right into Sin.
Peace and Joy were plentiful,
They were on the last shelf.
Song and Praise were hanging near,
So I just helped myself.
Then I said to the angel,
“Now how much do I owe?”
He just smiled and said,
“Just take them everywhere you go.”
Again I smiled and said,
“How much do I really owe?”
He smiled and said,
“My child, the Good Lord paid your bill,
A long time ago.”

• Author Unknown

A SIGN OF THE TIMES
When you ask Auben Kazer, 4 year old daughter of Gayle
Riedmann and Ralph Kazer, the time worn question “What do
you want for dinner?”, she invariably answers, “SUSHI!”
Indeed, Auben loves Sushi so much that she requested (and
received) Sushi for her 4th birthday dinner! The candles
were in the hamachi, for those who wondered.

LIFE IN THE BIG CITY
Living in downtown Chicago has it’s advantages. When Gayle
and Ralph Kazer are short on time or energy to make
dinner, they merely open their kitchen drawer and dinner
is ready! How? Take-out and Delivery is so popular in
Chicago, they can order pizza, Chinese, Thai, Italian,
Mexican, BBQ ribs, Sushi or about anything else with a
phone call – to be delivered within the hour! The menus
are in a special drawer!