Grandma Hystad’s Recipes, Bar Mixes, Tips

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2 large slices of hamsteak

2 teaspoons…(10 ml).prepared mustard

4 tablespoons (60 ml) brown sugar

2 tart apples

1 ½ cups (375 ml) apple juice

Place the ham in baking dish and rub with mustard. Sprinkle
with 2 tablespoons (30 ml), of brown sugar. Core the apple
and cut into thin slices. Cover the ham with the apple slices
and sprinkle with rest of brown sugar. Add apple juice. Bake
at 300 F, (150 C), for 30 minutes or until tender.

YIELD: 4-5 servings.

TIME: 40 minutes


4 CUPS (1000 ML)soup stock

1 medium potato, chopped

1 medium carrot, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

½ cup (250 ml) frozen corn kernels

½ cup (250 ml) turnip

½ cup (250 ml) frozen green beans

salt and pepper to taste

Partially cook all raw vegetables in a minimum of water.
Add stock, seasonings and frozen vegetables. Simmer for
20-30 minutes.


2 cups (500 ml) muffin mix

1 slightly beaten egg

1 cup (250 ml) water

3 tablespoons..(45 ml) melted marg or butter

Add ingredients at once and stir until mixture is moistened.

Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 400F, (200C), for
20-25 minutes.


Cheese— add small amount of cheddar cheese in centre
before baking.

JELLY—follow recipe. Fill muffin tins half full. Add
Tart jelly and add rest of muffin mix. Bake as directed.

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A rabbi, a priest and a pastor were all in a boat together fishing.
The pastor said to the others, “I think I am going to go over to that
shore and sit down.” So he gets out of the boat, walks across the
water and sits down on the shore.

Then, the priest says to the rabbi, “I think I am going to go over and
join him.” So, he does the same as the pastor and sits next to him on
the shore.

The rabbi thinks to himself, “well if they can do it, so can I” He
climbs out of the boat, but he falls right down in the water.
The pastor says to the priest, “do you think we should of told him
where the rocks were?”


When it comes to food, healthy living, etc., generally the
Information apply to both Canada and The U.S.A.

Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating and the Food Safety and
Nutritious Programs provide guidelines for save and nutritious
eating to help improve and protect your health.

Food recalls and allergy alerts


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Parents must be cautioned against giving small hard pieces of food
Which can cause choking. Foods that have been implicated include nuts
(alone or in other foods such as cookies), pieces of raw vegetables,
kernel corn, raw peas or beans, popcorn, hotdogs, berries and small


If you are having trouble with brown sugar staying moist….try storing
it with a piece of bread inside.

For chocolate cakes try dusting the greased pans with cocaco instead
of flour.

If you have over salted soup, sauce etc…slice a raw potato in it, cook
for about 6-8 , then remove. The salty taste will disappear with the


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Stain Removal Tips

In past issue we covered most stain removal tips. If your new
to Grandma’s News letter, check out some of the past issues.

Mix 50-50 water, white vinegar. Great for stubborn carpet stains.

Wood Furniture; To remove water stains, dab white toothpaste onto the
stain. Allow the paste to dry and then gently buff with a soft cloth

Cleaner: Mix a few drops of tea-tree oil in a spray bottle. Add
2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid. This will create
a pleasant-smelling, general-purpose cleaner.

Sanitize Counter, fridge handle, door knobs. Put white vinegar in
one spray bootle, and hydrogen peroxide in another. Spray surface
with one, then the other and wipe. Doesn’t matter which spray you
use first, but do keep them in separate bottles.


If you have teenagers, or in fact any adult, impress on them the
risks of driving while intoxicated. Statistics demonstrate drunk
drivers cause many fatal road accidents.

It should be known that like any other drug, addiction is a
potential hazard. Excess of alcohol will effect organs such as
the brain, heart, and liver.


John Alden

1 oz. gold rum

1 oz. coffee liqueur

1 oz. orange curacao

Combine with ice, shake well.

Strain straight up.

John McClain

1 ½ oz scotch

I teaspoon syrup

A few dashes of Angostura bitters

Combine with ice; shake.

Strain and add ice.

Java Cooler

1 ½ oz. gin

1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice

A few dashes of angostura bitters

Tonic water

Add the lime juice, bitters, and gin over ice.

Stir well, fill with tonic

Non Alcoholic drinks

Lemonade (Golden)

2 teaspoons bar sugar

Juice of 1 lemon

1 egg yolk

6 ounces water

Shake with ice cubes. Strain into 10 ounce glass.
Add ice cubes. Decorate with orange slice, lemon slice, and a cherry.

Mandarin punch

2 cups bar sugar

24 whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

½ cup water

2 cups orange juice

½ cup lime juice

3 drops spearmint oil

1 teaspoon chopped candied ginger

1 bunch fresh mint, finely chopped

Club soda

Bar Measures

Jigger…………usually 1 ounce

Teaspoon……1/8 ounce

Dash…1/4 ounce (bitters 1/8 teaspoon)

Scoop (of ice)…………………about I cup

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