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Why didn't you t<!J us you had no maid?'"
FT* HERE are two standpoints from
I which to view the uninvited
i to view the :>:-inv!ted
I guest One Is that of the guest
herself, !h> other is that of the
hostess. It is hard to say which Is the
Let me guard th:-- last statement *
little. Even as : make it tn«re comes
up to me memories of certain dearly
beloved | friends who :iave blessed me
by voluntary visits; ■ who have sent me
word tfceyxa"^ cumins, and followed
the anjfO'.mc-Cinc'iil' in person, without
waiting 1 for a rVply. Just five or six
times in my life this has happened, and
in each case the gueat was a close
friend or a member'of my family—
of those who. as the saying runs, could
never come amiss. Against this record
I could place a l.u.g list of those who
have dropped down upon me at lncon
> venient seasons, in tne midst of sick
ness. or houserieaning. when every cor
ner was filled with other guests who
lad been lnvittd. when I was planning '
for special company or to run away. for
i little visit or to go to some unusual
restlvitj", '\»r to do any one of a number
it other things at which the presence
3f the uninvited guest was a drawback,
and times a serious annoyance.
Not that the guest was undesirable be
cause uninvited. Only It 13 advisable to
have the time an.l the place and the
ioved ones all together, and If one has
the loved ones without the time and the
place the combination is bound to be
llsastrous to some one.
Kirhlch brings me back to my original
remark-that the position of either the
uninvited guest or her hostess, or of
»oth. can hardly escape being painful.
T . hlp ' tne puearC rather deserves It. .
If *t» has venture to take the liberty
*gS^°n»lns wit>,tyut invitation, especially
if Mhf^^J- jl^esented herself without
warning, she has no right to complain
If circumstances axe not propitious, and '
if she as the sensa^on borne in upon
her that her thoughtlessness 'has caused
toconvenlince. On the other hand, the
hostess must never emphasize the fact
that the unexpected company has given
her annoyance or Interfered with her
plans or put her out in any way. - Stic,
the Innocent one. must not only bear her
own burden of care and discomfort but
also assume that of the guest, and do
THE HOUSEMOTHERS' EXCHANGE
jpECAVSE of the enormous
jd ?£Ti?; vof "««•• •*»( to
■""" tnt Exchange. I must ask
contributor, to ifmit their ctm
municaUonß to 100 v;ord except
in case, of formulas or recipe*
which require greater space 1
want all my corre.^ondenti to
have a shotting in the Corner
and if my reguett in this r e » 0 .;
i» complied with it will be po»V.
bit to frint many more letter**
A CORRESPONDENT is generously
indignant with a critic, whom sh«
believes to be a woman, for com
plaining of the time which elapsed
before "her" article appeared in the
Exchange. It is but fair to say that the
aforesaid complainant was a masculine
member of the big family he repre
sented. The impression that men are,
as a rule, less querulous than women
may have led 10 the misapprehension.'
It has been asserted— with some
truth—that a man deals a blow with the
fist (figuratively). , whereas a woman
uses her nails. The fretful tone of our
brother moved my champion to protest
That portion of her > letter is too per
sonal for publication, but I am none the
less grateful for her advocacy of my
humble self and for what she tells me
of the place the Exchange. has In bar
Now [ah* goes.-.on].' may I contribute
aomethlne tor the general good in th» form
of a recipe of my very own .'or
Thn>» tablespoonfuls of butter, ] cup
of «us*r, 1 cup of milk, 1 eggs (whites
ami joik» beaten separately), 2 cups of
<"" r'<T. "v#?n teanpoorifuig of baking pow
der, flavoring to taste.
4«Cr.'i?. m »ucar and butter well> and fold
In the stiffened whites the last thing.
Bax« in a quick oven from fifteen to
twenty minutes. This makes two nlca
\\ hen ' cooky recipes ar, published.
pleeM tell how long thCy should be
halted, and.whether In a slow or a aulck
oven. It ■}* a Bre at help to a novice to
knew this. I hear lota 'of p "ople °say
they wish baking recipes : were m or»
explicit. . ,
In conclusion, let me ; assure you that
as a body, your constituent* appreciate
the work th« exchange is doing. Aim
that-I,- for one. will always wait p«J
tlently for my turn. ; =
- T,. D. C. (Lansdowne. Pa.i
Unless one can give. the exact degree
of heat according to the . oven ; ther
mometer, it is not practicable to state
the precise number of minutes required
for bakin ? small cakes.v And few cook*
have oven thermometers.*, Moroever, the
thlcHnees of the cooky and the den
riiv of^ihe dough have to do with the
time of baking. The best w« can do is
SCHOOL for HOUSEWIVES
THE UNINVITED GUEST
It with a grace which leaves no sus
picion that it is a burden. To do less is
to commit a sin against all the lawe of
Tet it must be owned that there are
"Dropped dovm upon me in the midst of housecleaning."
time* when it seems as though the host
ese ha 4 a little more than she can bear.
I thought this a year or so ago. when
I *%a a guest—who had come by invita-
Uorf I hasten to add!—at a. country
to say "about ten" or it may be "fifteen
minutes." The novice will soon learn to
judge of the time for herself, and to
study the moods and tenses of fire and
Kirn ■. tell rr.« If one mutt («l license
In Maua..-hua«tta «nd In Connecticut In
order to be married legally.
PERPLEXED (Brooklyn, N. T.).
A marriage license is required In eacD
of the sta;<- named.
1 Some Small Cakes
O«t from your housefurnleher a block of
seasoned cedar about I by « inches across,
and an Inch thick. on which are carved
tour design* of fruits.' birds and flowers.
It is somawbat like a. ,-t*r-mold. It cost*
* cents »nd it will \a»t » lifetime. Buy,
*J»o. a tin tube about : inches long and as
lv?.* around ■• • <iuan.r 0 a dollar. This
Uib. rjU cakes without wane
wort? .buy ■ trotr- y01!i • 'I'-uirrlst 5 cents'
vsrtaU *•!••• f*"l aii d th* »am« of pal
htutsh* ' ": dllmi>m ■*'«• »nrt th« Mine of
ag.jgp&dg, rnd*^r". ltloUli *
•>*« quality and fre«n
■ i"- ««"« I shall «•
•fully arranged, mike, an ' ac
toSrit thV^&to «l "and, w. w ,,, now
loovr,.';^' ••rt«l'« «t hand. „ wIM noir
afore»«!a. re Ur>»s f..r th* assortment"
1 butter andfl'our '* 'ot powdered Sugar.
to ta»te Make «if c>- wel» beaten; flavor
upon buttered DaD«°« a »oft <»ou«rh: drop
from a bpoojT ynib. ? r 1"1<>" buttered pam
'•■'" In a moderate o\en.
Ginger Snap 8
lt"a t,bl e .po^f u ? f 0 ' f noU»«" ua SUt int.
•till foaming and hot £*?-., While It is
hasten mixture of a cunf.,, ril "P""1 a wn"
■nd a tablpspoonful of \S. f ? 1* and esc
Beat h^rd for 1 minute &5 >wf ( ":'i |n«? r
spoonful of vinegar with «* tir ln (Ttiible
doush. Roll out liithtlv ,5?" for a "°
• 'sheet less then half in in,v qulrkl>' lnt<>
with a .harp knife into a" r Ch, th. tck- *"t
and ?. inches long. We ""A" it r ? *»•
ta«!e better when made Into thu lhat '«**
•when round. If . you ilk? y«.*h»e» than
!«ratfij cocoanut to the dough. m *» i asS*
Sift through a ooar»« •leva j n0 , 1 .,
•tal» cake-rumba and lof ftn, gtS^v,l3' ? f
crumb*, sift ftndrub untlFtVy itjfer^
co«r»f "ornme«. Beat * «>r« ll*hu2LY*L*
'5"*J° lk» •irately. Stir into thi^SV'! 6"
*"?.,* Cl:pfu'* «f tiffed flour tether Trt^r
until *• ' hlindwl. then itlr In thi talk^,
even? of of nirtUMM .ad * tiblf
BPjwnful it\ t n) of baktni soda, wet wiJt
cold water: lastly, enough Iftour to mSke wV?
rtourh. n!t»rni>t»ly with th« «t 1-.^
th» d»nt anil bak* piotvlv to ■ tir>it km..
Just ■ lint of cuuon wUh°thl,!'«r.t bK
house which is certainly three or four
miles from a.' lemon and all that repre
sents. It was a hot day; the maid was
away, and my hostess and I had de
cided to lunch lightly and sufficiently
off salad ' and bread and butter and
fruit, waiting for the substantial meal
of the day un*i^|he evening, when the
man of the b.tuse would bring out a
basket of provisions and the maid who
had been* cff on her holiday. We had
turned In and done the worK of the
house early, spread the table in the
'darkened dining room and then estab
lished ourselves In the breeziest corner
of the veranda with our magazines
and sewing, prepared for a restful, quiet
Upon us then descended a large car
riage, with a crew of four grown per
sons, one small child and one dog. They
were relatives who had chosen this day
to "drop in and make us a little visit."
I had always had an affection and ad
miration for my hos'.ess, but on tha"t
day it rose until it rivaled the climbing
mercury in the thermometer. She made
the guests welcome—and I knew she
didn't Hk» them, fo:- they were "in
laws' in a flagrant form—as though
they had been guests whom she would
have chosen to honor.
Not a word was said of the empty
larder or the absent maid. The hostess
established the vi»itor« in comfortable
of recipes may not be aralss:
Never bake calces containing mo'.aise* on
a rainy day. - .
Don't use too much baking; powder.
_ F. W. (Louisville, Ky.).
• If the recipes, which are all we can
make room for today, seem a trifle ec
centric to readers as to myself, I add
that; they . are from a , housekeeper of
experience arid intelligence. Try them
before passing an adverse judgment.
, Concerning Meats
I am Inclosing two recipes for meat cook
ery, . warranted substantial, palatable and
economical. - . .
May t digress to say; that if members
would recollect that one 'man's meat Is
another roan's pol»on. there would be leu
skepticism shown in the case of women who
feed large families tv 11 upAn small incomes?
-If Mr*. A -finds that two quarts of milk
fs enouen for th«-d«*ly supply of her
family of ten. why should Mrs. B scoff and .
throw out hint* or parsimony, etc.? -
I find a quart ample for my family - of.
■ four. I do not stint in the quality : and
Quantity -of our food, and we live com- '
ortably upin lees than JIOO per month. > ■ .
; Beefsteak Pudding
. Tint a pudding basis with su?.f pastry;
rut round steak into ; 2-Inch ; cubes. Put
these into the b33ln (or pudding dish), sea
son with fall and pepper, fill to the ■ top
with water and cover with a suet ; pastry -
' crust. «y|y»p»^Hi'i»MiMi»*MiWß«^saig*^
Tl« a floured cloth over all: plunge into
a pot of boiling water and cook steadily for
at least I hours. - - ' w«»wi f siiioim. v m«aaag
Turn out 0* the cloth and serve arsjnet.
Lay: in a deep pieplat* a pound of round
steak cut Into cubes an r inch square: add •
a chopped onion; - season: with pepper and
salt: fill with water; cover closely and set.
In the oven-for 2 hours. Meanwhile.: par
noil fix 'Urge potatoes. When the time Is
up. take the dl«h from the oven: thicken
th* t; ravy with browned : flour; slice -, the .
Potatoes and •: lay on • top of the meat;
•nd return to the oven tto ? brown. •• Half
•a hour before serving, take the dish from
'he ov«n. cover ■■ with a good thick paste ;
•nd nut back to cook the crust.>*wiflS^«B*§
Tnl* will not "do just l> well" cooked
T n the top -of the range, iAH . the i, rich
Br9wnn««B will be lo*t. ■.
You may, if you like, omit the eruit.
: Mrs. '■■ 3. B. (Ottawa. Ontario).; -
' Tour rde ß may b* made "more savory
•nd nourishing If you will make a weak
•tooK by boiling a 10-cent marrowbone
some hours m "water, seasoned; with
■ onion, carrot and - celery salt; let it get
e0.,1: skim off the fat and use the liquid
instead of water In the pies. Bit? of th«
rnarr,.- gcattpred among the meat cubes
=5? iniOTOve th« flavor. I should thicken
fo?/ ravy i 1 1!ttI « with browned flour, be
-117 .W" ( ,th« pudding. You do not
from th. V> bain ; » t0 be removed
SSP-^W 1;*^ the cloth' WrK-
CaWonK SL'?» r ;-«eipe« f"r rusting up
the following" s ls ansere(3 ln part by
I eUaly p» g » on my ; recipe for- candied
chairs with fans, directed the driver
where to Dut the horse, and then left
me to do the entertaining while she
disappeared for a few minutes, to re
turn wfEh a bow! of ice, bottles of gin
ger ale and a plate of crackers for the
grown-ups and a glass of milk for the
After we had chatted for half an hour
she suggested a stroll about the placo
for the men and the boy, a rest in a
cool room, for the two women. Once
they were all disposed cf, she beck
oned ijp to follow her in her flight for
"Praiee the powers that there is
plenty of stuff In cans: 1' she said, as
she .scanned the contents of the shelves.
"53! h*V« ti make that take the place
of the delicatessen shop and the con
"You are a wonder!" I said. "If I
were in your place, I would feel
tempted to send them down to the
we'll manage it some way," she
eaid. ' L would do anything rather than.
have su-sta—even the uninvited va
riety—feel unwelcome. Yet I can find it
In my heart to wish they had sent me
word they were coming!"
My part: In the preparation was lim
ited to setting the table." When'we sat
down to it then" 1 were nappies of
creamed, crab arranged In a platter at
fl«s, whirh has been In use In my family
for several years.
Wash the figs and plunge them Into hot
water. Set them over the fire and boil (or
• few minutes. Take them out with a fork
and drain In a colandsr. laying a. plat* over
them ami upon the plate a flatlron or
other heavy weight to equ*eee out all th»
moisture. While they are draining, make a
rich syrup of a quart of granulated msar
and a pint of water. Use sugar and water
In these proportions, grading the quantity
by the number of figs you wish to tiuv up.""
This is enough for forty or fifty figs. When
every drop of water has been drained from
the figs, put them Into the - boiling: syrup
and cook steadily until the < syrup lias al
most boilad away. Add then a heaping cup
ful of gugar. Cook the ft-:- in this long
enough to make sure it 13 dissolved ; drain '
again; >proad thi- figs -upon broad KranlU
■■war» platters or pans and dry In the sun
shine. Turn them many times while they
an- 'drying. ■ , , ...... . , ! ■ \,. ■ -••
Use an aluminum kettle In this work.
. «nd towatd the close of the boiling down
put a piece of tin or of asbestos umicr the
kettle to prevent scorching. We think
things which require protracted hoi ing are
less likely to burn In an aluminum kettle
than In other ware. y
: These " ftps are d«liciou<. «ni I hope to
»end you some when mne are ready Or »
eating. My friends delight in them
Mrs W. E. I. (Los Ai«e.es, 1 aJ.).
The gift will be more welcome, since
the dozen figs whose growth !! • watched
with fond interest last summers were
caught -• by the frost ,s before k ripening.
The plants were & present from a south
ern friend and throve finely in the new
no me. Bui the summer was too short
I wish to put up some, mushroom cat
sup. I have heard-much of It. but I
flo not knew how to mike It. Can . I
get'help from th» Exchange? . - ■
_ T. K. (Blue Island, 111.).
This want I can supply from my, ovra
cookbook. .'..-..■■ ■.. ..■■•,
In "Common Sense In the Household"
I II nd a tried and true recipe for it Mi
'follows; j ■ ; ■-: ... .. ■ ;* ;, :. - j,r/
Lay in an parthenware pan alternate*
strata of mushrooms; (peeled) and sail,
allowing to two quarts ; of i mushrooms -
a quarter pound: of? salt. Leave'them
thus for six hours, then break Into bits.
*; over ■nd net in a cool place for three"
gays, stirring from the bottom dally.-
Strain off the juice,* then, pressing hard
to get ever>' drop." To a quart of the
juice allow.Mi ounce of allspice the
name, of ginger. ty teaepoonful of mace
and 1 >eaßpoonfi;l of cayenne pepper. -
Pour into stone jar > with a close
■cover and- set in ■»• pot of -warm water
«v»r the fire Bring;to a boll and"keep
'his up for five hours. Strain oft Into
, a porcelain kettle < and boil slowly half
an hour longer. Let it • stand, covered
all night to settle and clear. Rack oft
carefully/: not > to disturb the sediment. •
and put into small bottles, "filling them
,to the brim. Cork and dip the corks in
Set in a box Of sand, the corks down
; ward.. ■ - - —
one end of the board, a bowl of sliced
tomatoes and cm-umbers with French
dressing at the other: a dish of Sara
toga chips, smoking hot; a plate of cold
tongue, and on the eicie table preserve*,
crackers and cream cheese. There was
a, big pitcher of iced tea, and a! each
place stood a bouillon cup of hot soup.
Not until after we had finished thti did
tbe hostess mention the maid's a'bsencp,
and then only with a word of *]
that she must rise and remove the cnpe
"Why didn't you tell us you had no
maid?" protested one of .the guests.
■\\'.> would not have thought of stay-
"Then you would have deprived me of
your visit." answered the hostess gently.
"It is too much pleasure for me to have
my friends at my table for me willingly
to let them escape!"
They stayed until 5 o'clock, and when
they had gone we washed the dishes.
"I .hope they bad a good time," she
eald, as she put the last plate on the
"My dear.' 1 .said, "you were perfect!
The only criticism I have to make is
that you gave them such -a good time
they will be sure to come again, and
they will never think it necessary to
•end word they are ooming'."
Still, If one looks at the matter from
the other side. It is not hard to imagine
how uncomfortable the guests could
have been made by any display of an
noyance, any intimation that they were
causing inconvenience. The day would
have been spoiled for them, and every
mention of their hostess' name in future
would have brought to their minds a
•ense of discomfort in the memory of
her ungractoOßMM. Instead of that,
they hail an object lesson in beautiful
hospitality, and—let us hope—learned
the desirability of a little more consid
eration in future.
There Is absolutely no excuse for pay
ing an unheralded visit, unless an auto
mobile breaks down and dumps you
helpless at the doer. In these days of
renld transit, of telegraphs and tele
phone* and quick mails and rural free
deliveries it should always be possible
to send some word in advance of your
propo-»d arrival. If the word fails to
carry, if you descend upon your friend
"She made the guests welcome."
-hit the directions herewith transcribed'
seem like going through 'a, great deal to
get very little, be It remembered that
mushroom catsup is much esteemed as
a condiment by epicures. > .Made "of wild
muSuhrooms, or of cultivated when they
are at their cheapest, it is not so ex
pensive as might supposed. It brings
high prices in the shops.
Pepper pot '/.
IS iniJ]? I .t nd^.me the recipe for pepper-•
" pot 1 Philadelphia «tyle>. v Is . impossible
to net it here.
A PHILADELPHIA* IN CHICAGO<
. Once upon a time I essayed .to
answer a similar request, giving what :
,had been sent to me as a recipe for
the "true, old and tried' Philadelphia
pepperpot. ' The rain of indignation
that fell upon my devoted • head i from
those to the manor born was as hot
as the dish with the pungent name.
I have learned discretion from ex
perience. This burnt' editor dreads a -
•econd scalding. So, will those who
really have mad« -and eaten - the. veri
table pepperpot, and . not a - foreign
. (and base)' imitation, respond to ' th» s
lament of the exile and let hint feast
•. b<viy ;j and soul upon remembereß joys?
,P!is\';4elplUa chickens, Philadelphia 1
to«"j-.ipln, Philadelphia; scrapple,'• and
now; Philadelphia, pepperpot -hold their
own though rulers come: and go..
I. do not understand ' what "Troubled
Housewife" mitni. ■R. She" surely . must i.ut
yfaat into her 'Kalt-rliinsr bread." * Too'
' »': rl'ucl l salt will keep any dough from rising. -
*or .-tour yearn 1 have us*! a bread mixer. -
•nj my brer.-: has never failed one* In all
thats time > whereas in thirty-five years' ex
' fem-JjMji'lth th-old method of bread rnik-..;
tng tu* often failed One thing that'helps''
■•••count . for this <I* - that the - directions
which c 'PS with ; the, •, mixer tell how to
gn th» rlrht consistency - . :
EXPERIENCED HOUSEWIFE (Phlla 1.
.-.' In ' reply :to ■ "Troubled! Housewife" ■ 1 send
'•■'a, recipe ■ with which 1 hsv« always been
very successful. Here if la: ■ -
v Sift Into • a bowl ■• "4 ,' of a . cup of - corn*
meal with a fifth of a teaspoonrui of soda
iPour ' upon ■ this . boiling -water in ' which
p;t«to«» have been cooked. -_ . ,
■#I .do : this' at, noon of th* diy before I ?/:
mean •to bake. This should be light "the,-,
following morning If kept -warm and ■ hot." ,
To make th« sponge. I take a t»bi«»poon
■ ful of ■ lard: * tablespoonfuls f sugar, salt -■■
and flour and mix In the mtal-rais!n ami .
warm water, according to quantity of bread < .
to be } made. When •- the doush •is light.-; I V. •
make Into loaves and;put Into tins. Let*'
It rise again,. an<J bake. - ■■- ■
" ,i Th!» * bread ■ must Ibe ■ krpt warm ■: during
all the process •of , maklnir. -....
-■■■-■: Mr.. B. X -R. '(Mills, Pa.,.
But in - the cause of honest ' inveatiga.
The San Francisco Sunday Call
before she has learned you were ex
pected, it is your duty to atone for the
discomfort you have unintentionally
caused by being as little trouble aa
possible and showing your appreciation
of her efforts to put y^u at your ease.
It is hard enough upon the unan
nounced guest, whether the failure to
send word la a fault or a mistake; it is
harder still for the uninvited or self
invited guest who Is made to feel un
welcome, but for my own part I believe
it is hardest of all upon the hostess.
The others can express their regrets and
give vent to their discomfort in apolo
gias. She lias to hold her peace except
from good words, to endeavor to con
ceal any irritation and to etruggle to
be cordial and hcspitable without
actually perjuring herself. Her course
is made easier for her if. like my friend
of whom I have spoken, she possesses
the materials to feed her gueet* and to
prepare an attractive moal for them
when taken by surprise.
An emergency pantry is a boon to th»
housekeeper when accidents happen in
the kitchen and she Is obliged to aup
plement domestic shortcomings from her
reserve stock. It is even more than thl«
when she has only a sufficient Bunply
"tion. may I ask why this should be
dubbed "ealt-rlslne bread"? To my ap
prehension, it would appear that the en
livening agent In the mixture is soda
combined with the hot potato water. Tn»
two working together raise the dough.
There Is no hint of hop yeast in this
compound, and little Is said of salt. You
say. "Two tablespoonfuls of sugar salt
and flour." Do you mean two of each or
that equal quantities of all the ingredi
ents named make up the two tablcspoon
fuls? i fancied, in the first reading of
the recipe, that you meant to write
"each" after the "tablespicnfuK" V t
this would have been a large quantity
o!_salt even for ••salt-rising- bread."
There 13 such a difference of opinion
amone our experienced housewives with
regard to the.proper manner of making
the time-honored bread—dear to the
memories of many a citizen of Holland
or of Scotch-Irish descent resident in
youth in the Pennsylvania mountains
and the valley of Virginla-that I am
naturally anxio-.is to get at the truth.
What "raises" wlt-rlting br««d, sine*
•alt is said to check fermentation'?
Will you accept a few useful scraps from
Th? best salve I know of for all manner
of «on»s. burns, etc. Tut • into. a saucepan
a cupful-of lard and ■ a ■ great handful of
chopped parsley. f Let them simmer > to
gether until the " parsley -is thoroughly,
cooked—«ay for : twenty minutes after tb«i
•Jmmer ; begins; - . train through coarse
cheesecloth and let it cool.
; Keep covered and la, a cool place.
Spanish Fruit Pudding-
S T,!ne a baking dish with light puff paste.
PHI the » pßste : with > « layer <•' sliced
peaches.- one of slice.; <'"»n«2J. '. if i;
lastly, one, of. sliced ' bananas. -St-«"" each
liyer thickly with. sugar. ;jfCJte brown ■ '
, puff paste and bake to •*%%&%£ jr.
A signature that is alw»J's a guarantee
"Bo^V^fscrap, are d«*rvin of
an honorable place In the housemother:*
vinfiiv- five me ""* recipel, for; makfnir
\E-iin T c'al ■■'." ,ciur southwestern
housemothers: for help. Pomegranates
are not ."known to us -except, as tropical
• and imported fruit.- And \ when they, a- p
near in our market' they are too costly
Ho t> converted into a conserve or
"An emergency pantry is a boon to
for a small family and the uninvited
"Two ministers came to supper unex
pectedly last Sunday night," a clergy
man's wife told me the other day.
"There were only three of us at home,
and I had only enough cold meat and
salad and cake for ourselves. Those
parsons were the hungry kind, too."
"What did you do?" I aeked, with
"They got there a-t half-past 6. just
before we went in to the table, and I
told them we wouldn't have supper
until 7. Then 1 rushed into the kitchen
and opened a can of shjrlmps and did
them some shrimp and tomato salad,
with some of my canned whole toma
toes, and cut a plate of peanut butter
sandwiches and heated some Saratoga
chips and got out an extra jar of pre
serves and put on a plate of fancy
crackers, and we lia*! supper at 7. and
they never suspected all that spread
hadn't been meant just for the family.
I know they think Jim lives altogether
too well for a minister on a. small sal
Into each home such guests will fall,
and 4t lg well to be prepared for their
possible coming. The stocking of an
emergen-y pantry r.eed not be a serious
matter. A few extras will rlo it; and
when the vninvited guest presents him
self all the extra purchasing- and the
advance thought will seem a very little
thing In comparison with the comfort
wtfn by such prearrang«ment. It ha*
robbed unexpected company of one of
the worst of its terrors.
FOR A WEEK
Orange«. cereal and cream. klinera'
•tewed with wine, waffles, honsy, toast,
tea and coffee.
Bouillon in cups. jellied tongue, who!* ■
wheat bread. French fried potatoes, chicken
salad, Swedish-waters with cream cheese.
New Year's; cakes with marmalade, tea.
Chicken and okra soup, roast b»ef with
Yorkshire pudding. scalloped sweet pota
toes (Virginia style), cauliflower, mine*
pie and . cheese, black coffee.
Baked apples, cereal and cream ch»<"»»
omelet, French rolls. toast, tea and
V. ' ■■;■;• LUNCHEON
Jellied tongue «a left-over), toasted York
shire pudding; (a left-over), stuffed potatoes.
Drown bread, cut thin and buttered- coffee
Cauliflower soup (a left-over). larded beef
aja mode (a left-over), fried oyster plant,
black coffee 0"" 1 cracker plum PUdding,
BREAKFAST ""' .
rrf^ ted P e« ches , stewed: cereal and
™ m\J nn*? fcraham biscuit*,
toast, tea and coffee.
1 ■-'•■■■ LUNCHEON
Yesterday's soup In cups, fried brains,
brusselstprouts,, chopped and warmed over
In cream gravy (a left-over): graham bls
pudtainf°?abre'kfa3t> Oatmea! COOk ric.
Celery cream soup, calfs liver a la jar- :
PUdli rn^. S b la nc afcof?et Shed poUto-' «*"«•
S , - "
Oranges. cereal and cream, bacon and
fnd coiTe?" peppers, muffins, toast, "el
Mince of beef and mashed potato (a left
breatf» b, U tUMeU IWeet1 Weet P010'"'--. muffins from
cheese tea njolasses e'erb«ad and
Spinarh soup (a left-over), curried veal.
"? "ed rice, mewed tomatoes, small nuioi
piss," black coffee..
Grapes, cereal and cream, bacon, bolted
e£K«. cornbread, • toast, tea and coffee.
Yesterday's soup In cups. mlnr« of
liver and tomatoes on toast (a I'fi-'iver),
chicory salad, cracker* and cheese, c»oky«
and Jam. tea. '
DINNER . j
Mock turtle bean soup, ' beefsteak. /
"m Hlf /> nit>ns, slewed carrots. appl«
pudding, black coffee. / ; i
FRIDAY .. V
. Stewed prunes, cereal *»"! <*ream Sj!m
balls, popovers, toast, tea «nd coffee.
Clnm fritters, souffle of onions (a left
over), . lettuce and carrot salad (a left- 1
■ over), crackers and cheese, thin bread and 1
peanut butter, nuts and raisins, choco- 1
late. . DINNER §}
Yesterdays soup with the addition (fl
tomatoes, oyster pie, stuffed potatoeK
Ktewc.il celery knobs, tapioca puddinaK
Mack coffee. .^
Oranges.. cereal i and cream, psnflsß>. J|
baked toast.% white and whole wbai*Ml
bread, tea and . coffee. . g
..' ::.;-'LUNCJIEON,. ■ '■:■#■
Brown s»«w of beefsteak fa left-over), TH
hot • biscui'«^'to.-»*TJ *.;r"««±'y cracl»r\ 1
rflery, kne , '..^rircJ over. rti n puffs,' 1
tea> ■ ' DINNER ■ C
Canned green pea soup, breaded ' anij*' «
baked . pork chops, apple ,sauce, . browne4*lC!
sweet ■ potatoes, mashed turnips, custard ■ "Si
pie, black co-Tee fesbSSffiP^ *