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Delicate Flavor of Lamb Enhanced by Well-Chosen Accompaniments
Certain Vegetables
Seem to Blend Better
Than Others With Meat
Proper Cooking and Seasoning Essential
m Procuring a Roast That Will
Please Epicurean Palates.
TO CONTINUE yesterday's dis
sertation on the subject of
meats—so clearly dealt with
by the Bureau of Home Eco
nomics of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture. We have dis- ’
cussed beef, veal and pork; today the I
subject concerned
Is lamb.
Spring lamb is
one of the deli
cacies of this day
and time. It was
not very much
used in this
country about 50
years ago—due, I
suppose, to the
ancient idea that
very young meat
w as apt to be in
digestible. like
new potatoes!
Mutton, of
Betsy Caswell
course, was tairiy popular, dui in uie
main the sheep in those days were
raised for wool rather than for
slaughter purposes. Lambs were thus
allowed to "grow up" without finding
• a sudden end on Springtime dinner
We have all now learned to appre
ciate the delicate quality and flavor
of Spring lamb, to such an extent
that at the beginning of the season
a leg commands a very high price,
and the meat is very definitely In the
"luxury class." As the weeks slip by
the price slips down somewhat, and.
whenever possible, at least one leg of
Spring lamb should find its way to
each family during the height of the
season—the meat is so wonderfully
good and tender. These milk-fed
lambs will be on the market, now, for
• several months.
Then, of course, there are the “fed"
lamb3 also on the market, which were
shipped about six months ago from
the ranges, where they were born, to
be fed through the Winter in some
• — i
Cook's Corner
dinner serving four.
Brotcned Fish Steak
French. Fried Potatoes
Creamed Beans
Bread Plum Butter
Tomato Relish Salad.
Cottage Cheese Pie
I slices toma- 1 tablespoon
toes chopped
1 cup sliced cu- onions
cumbers 1 tablespoon
cup diced sweet pickles
green pepper cup French
$2 cup cooked dressing
asparagus teaspoon salt
Mix and chill ingredients and serve
On crisp lettuce.
(Creamy custard dessert.)
3 baked pie shell ** teaspoon
1’2 cups cottage nutmeg
cheese 23 cup raisins
8 3 cup sugar 3 egg yolks
1 i/3 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon
teaspoon flour
cinnamon 1 cup milk
Blend cheese, sugar, salt and spices.
Add raisins, yolks and flour; beat
well. Add milk and pour into pie
shell. Bake 25 minutes in slow oven.
Spread with meringue and bake 10
minutes to brown top. Cool and
S egg whites ’3 cup sugar
Beat whites until stiff, add sugar
»nd beat until creamy. Roughly
•pread over filling.
section of the com belt until they
were ready for marketing. Another
crop, bom this Spring, will be turned
out to pasture until Pall, and come
on the market for consumption in the
early Winter.
* * V *
T EG of lamb Is excellent meat,
whether "Spring” or "fed”; from
the loin comes tender roasts as well
as chops. The rib section furnishes
chops and roasts, including the din
ner party crown roast. The shoulder
may be cut into roasts and chops, and
into small chunks for stews, meat pies,
etc. The breast may be stuffed and
roasted, or used as stew meat. Neck
of lamb Is also adapted to stewing,
and from the haunch may be cut
those succulent lamb steaks, of which
we wrote some time ago.
Leg of lamb, roasted to a turn, and
served with colorful and tender vege
tables, will make any main course lit
erally “fit for a king.” Have the
butcher "french” the meat when you
buy it; that is, remove the meat from
the end of the bone, so that after
it is roasted a paper frill may be set
over the bone, to give it a "dressed
up" appearance.
It used to be thought necessary to
remove the thin, papery covering of a
leg of lamb (known as the fell), before
cooking; nowadays we find that the
meat cooks more quickly and retains
its shape and flavor better if the fell
is allowed to remain.
Roast leg of lamb at a low tempera
ture—about 300 degrees—for best re
sults. Place the meat fat side up on
a rack in an open roasting pan, sprin
kle with salt and pepper, stick a clove
of garlic into the meat near the bone,
and roast slowly for 30 to 35 minutes.
Do not cover, and do not add any
water during the roasting process. You
will find that lamb cooked in this
manner is juicy, tender and delicious
to taste.
* 4c * *
TV/IINT sauce is the time-honored
^ partner for Spring lamb. Mint
jelly has also retained its wintry pop
ularity. and in many households both
the jelly and the sauce are served, so
that the diner may take his pick. Some
epicures declare that currant jelly
brings out the best in lamb; still oth
ers like it best when served with only
its own juices, to which a very little
chopped parsley and lemon juice have
been added.
As for the accompanying fegetables
—well, almost anything goes! Tra
dition, of course, demands new peas
and new potatoes to do honor tc
Spring lamb, but there is no reason
why succulent asparagus, baby car
rots. cooked whole, tender string beans
or stewed Spring onions with drawn
butter won't do just as well! One
hostess, noted for her unusual food
combinations, always serves wild rice
with lamb—the blending of flavor is
subtle and very delightful.
Another good friend of lamb is a
green pepper stuffed with corn. So is
cole slaw, served very cold and crisp,
while the lamb is smoking hot. Pre
served limes, heated, also complement
the delicate flavor of the meat in a
very unusual way.
But no matter what you serve with
the lamb, remember that the cooking
of the meat itself is the basis of the
success of the dinner. Meat that is
cooked to a dry, tasteless mass cannot
be lifted into epicurean heights by the
addition of a whole garden of vege
tables and quarts of sauce—but the
simplest of dinners becomes a gour
met's delight when the leg of lamb
makes its appearance prettily ar
ranged, juicy, tender and flavorful!’
If you wish advice on your individ
ual household problems, write to Betsy
Caswell, in rare of The Star, inclosing
•tamped, self-addressed envelope for
These aren't reahy snowflakes Tney are made with a very common
place crochet hook and mercerized crochet cotton, but they give a very good
imitation. And what could be more welcome on your buffet or as a table
ecloth on a dining table, during the warm weather?
For daintiness the squares could hardly be equaled when sewn together tc
Blake a bed room set or even a spread for the bed.
The pattern envelope contains complete, easy-to-understand illustrated
directions, with diagrams to aid you; also what crochet hook and what
material and how much you will need.
To obtain this pattern, send for No. 390 and inclose 15 cents in stamps
or coin to cover service and postage. Address orders to tbs Woman’s Editor
Of The Evening Star.
(OoorTishU iBSSJ _ _
* 4
Paper Frills and Parsley Furbelows Dress the Roast
Baby lamb and baby carrots, with finely shredded string beans, green and tender, form a main course fit for a king.
Add mint sauce and a good gravy—what more could any one ask for a Springlike combination?
When Youth
Insists on
.Situation Is Difficult
to Combat With
‘ PUNICE. I do wish you would not
be so friendly with Lilybelle. She
| Is not the sort of girl I'd like for your
j friend. The less you see of her. the
: better I'll like it. It is all right to be
friendly and all that, but don't be
intimate with her.”
“Now, mother, what is the matter
with Lilybelle? She’s pretty and bright
and has a word for everything and
everybody. She's got some life and
sparkle in her. You'd like me to go
with Cora. She hasn't an idea be
yond, ‘Isn't that sweet?’ or ‘How at
tractive!’ She is a lady, of course, but
what good is that if it leaves you
I “Better be stranded than marked
! as loud and forward and vulgar.”
“That's your age talking, mother
dear. When you were young it was j
a crime for a girl to send a come-!
hither look at a boy. Not so today. |
j If you can't master that look you
might as well give up and go home to I
your knitting. If that is all you have
against Lilybelle it is nothing.”
“Words are only sounds, my dear,
until meaning is put in them. I have
meaning in the words I used. Loud,
vulgar, forward means to me that
this girl has gone beyond the limits
of behavior set by decent people.
There are stories going about—and
from what you have told me yourself
they are likely too true—that I should
hate to have circulated about a child
of mine. Mud sticks to a girl for a
lifetime. A boy can shake it off, but
not the girl. What’s this I hear about
Lilybelle’s being mixed up in a scene
at the road house on the long hill?”
“Well, that wasn't exactly pleasant
for Lilybelle. but she is not to blame
if a boy takes too much drink, and all
that. She won't go out with him
again. That’s all.”
"The boy's mother says that it is
Lilybelle's influence that made all the
trouble. This is not the only instance j
of it. You will have to drop her. I
am not going to have you mixed up
in her affairs. She is not our kind. I
hoped you would see it for yourself,
but as you are blind to everything un
desirable about her I shall forbid her
the house and your association with
her. I'm responsible for you yet a
All very well, but it rarely works
out. Orders, bans, denunciations
alike fail in the presence of the at
tractive. dramatic child. It is too true
that goodness often appears very drab
to young people. Too often it is nega
tive. inactive, colorless. The wayward
child is dramatic. He dares and does
and rarely dies. There is always one
or two of him in any adolescent group,
and leadership is undisputedly granted
him. Like sheep, the others follow.
It is idle to talk against him. Idle
to ban his company. The only thing
to do is to beat him at his own dra
matic game. Make goodness more at
tractive than daring lawlessness. That
is very difficult because goodness is
usual while the lawlessness of the
dramatic child is extraordinary. It
makes some one's task difficult and
delicate, this combating dramatic be
havior of the wrong sort with dra
matic behavior of the good . sort. But
it is not an impossible task, and cer
tainly it is a worthy one. v
Plan entertainments, train leaders,
learn to laugh with youth, adjust your
ways and your surroundings a bit to
meet the gayety they extend toward
11/e. Save the words and put drama
into your activities, and you will win.
Asparagus and Egg Salad.
Vi cup cooked 1 teaspoon minced
asparagus tips parsley
2 tablespoons Tart salad dressing
chopped nuts Whole asparagus
6 hard-cooked tips
Shell eggs and cut in half length
wise. Mash yolks through sieve. Add
chopped nuts, V2 cup chopped aspara
gus tips, parsley and salad dressing
to moisten, mi egg halves with this
mixture. Arrange on lettuce leaves
and garnish with asparagus tips,
minced parsley or whole nut meats.
The eggs may be prepared in advance
and stored in refrigerator to chill thor
oughly. Serves ala,
i A
Dignified, Slim Lines
Distinguish This Charming Gown for the
More Mature Type of Figure.
HE mature woman demands
certain qualities in clothes.
They must be constructed
along slimming and becoming
lines, they must render dignity that is
suitable for her, and they must be
practical as well as attractive.
Here is a frock that embodies all
these requirements, with an added
feature of out-and-out economy. A
soft bodice is gathered to the yoke in
front and back and bloused by the
belt, while a slenderizing front panel
escorted by inverted pleats leads up to
a most cool and delicately styled col
lar. Inverted pleats are repeated In
the sleeves for active arms. The frock
is so adapted for business, informal
teas, street and afternoon wear that
you can’t possibly resist.
Send today for Barbara Bell Pattern
No. 1885-B, available in sizes 32, 34,
36, 38, 40, 42 and 44. Size 34 re
quires 4% yards of 39-inch fabric.
Send for the Spring Barbara Bell
Pattern Book. Make yourself at
tractive, practical and becoming
clothes, selecting designs from the 100
Barbara Bell well-planned, easy-to
make patterns. Interesting and ex
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bara Bell Pattern Book. Send 15
cents today for your copy.
Purse Kits
Save Time
Make-Up Ensemble
Easily Transferred
From Handbags.
CVERY day in every way life is
made simpler for us, minutes are
saved, leaving us more time for leisure
and beauty, I hope. One of the new
est blessings in this business of being
beautiful is the removable cosmetic
purse-kit. Its very name tells the
story and it is such a “natural'' one
wonders why nobody ever thought of
it before.
If you are one who changes your
purse every time you change a cos
tume color, and most women do match
or harmonize accessories these days,
you know what precious minutes are
wasted transferring separately the
many, many little personal cosmetic
| necessities from one handbag to the
The cosmetic purse kit is a swell
little organizer. It is compact, yet
roomy enough for your compact, lip
stick, perfume, comb, and so on. It
is available with or without a flap.
The one with the flap can serve as an
evening bag in a pinch and when used
inside the purse the flap can be turned
back so that every item in the
purse kit is plainly visible. Now, in
stead of transferring the dozen arti
cles separately, you merely transfer
the purse kit and presto chango! It
can also be conveniently carried in
a coat pocket. It is available in
moire in black, brown, navy, green
and wine and in linen in white and
pastel colors. A mighty neat number
for Summer and a fine idea for bridge
party prizes or birthday gifts.
Forgetful ones will be spared the
agony of finding the most necessary
beauty aid missing at the least de
sirable moment. There's less likeli
hood of forgetting the entire purse
kit than a single compact or comb.
And women whose purses are in
a constant state of chaos and con
fusion will have to look for a new
excuse. The purse kit does away
with, “But I have to carry all these
little things for make-up repair work.”
It isn't amiss, if you are a very
orderly soul, to keep one of these
kits at home, too, making your beauty
homework that much smoother and
quicker. And if you are a 'specially
efficient createure you will want to
line up the items in their exact order
of use or appearance.
One thing we do predict that these
little purse kits will make purse in
sides that much more presentable.
(Copyright, 1938.)
Pockets Are Novel.
PARIS (/Pi.—Pockets of alligatoi
skin add a novel touch to a black
tweed skirt worn by Mrs. Reginald
Fellowes. With the suit goes a black
and white printed satin blouse.
Inclose 25 cents in coins for
Pattern No. 1885-B. Star
Name .........__—......
Address .......................
(Wrap coins securely in paper.)
Keep Children's Clothes
Fresh and
Just use eosy Tintexl 41 long
lasting colors. 15^ a package
at drug and notion counters.
Ask to seetheTintex color chart.
PARK & TILFORD, Distributors
Dorothy Dix Says
A Mother’s Greatest Mistake Is Trying to
Prevent Her Son’s Marriage to Right Girl.
DEAR miss DIX: I am a man,
35, living at home with my
widowed mother, who Is a
middle-aged woman in fine
health and financially independent.
My trouble is that my mother insists
that 1 must never marry, but must
always stay with her. Every time I
have ever gone with a girl she has
had hysterics over it. Now I am In
love with a splendid young woman
and we want to be married, but when
I try to talk the matter over with my
mother she works herself into a pas
sion of fury and cannot abuse the girl
enough. I love my mother very much
and want to do everything I can to
take care of her and protect her, but
I also love this girl and she loves me.
What can a man who Is an only son
do under the circumstances and still
do his duty all around? W. P. L.
Answer—He can act with some
courage and common sense and the
part of a man instead of a fraidcat
little boy. You can refuse to let a
selfish and tyrannical old woman ruin
your life and that of your fiancee by
the utterly unreasonable position she
has taken.
Your mother married when she was
young. She had the happiness of
having her own mate, her own home,
her own child. She must have found
these experiences very sweet, since she
clings with such tenacity to what is
left of them, and that makes it al
most inexplicable that she is willing to
deprieve you of them in order that
her old way of life may not be broken
up. Certainly no real mother love
could ask such a sacrifice of you.
Nothing but self-centered egotisrg
prompts it.
'T'HERE are many of these possessive
mothers who keep their sons from
marrying and who, instead of being
ashamed of the crime they have com
mitted, boast of it and make repulsive
jests about being their sons’ best girls.
Everywhere you can see old bachelors
dancing attendance upon mother,
trotting her out to symphony con
certs and the theater and parties,
fetching and carrying for her and tied
down to her far more than they
would be to a wife. And a pitiable,
bored-looking lot they are, too.
Why any mother should be mean
enough to want to keep her sons from
marrying passes comprehension, be
cause every woman knows that no
matter how much a man loves his
1 mother it isn't with the same kind of
love he gives his wife, nor does her
love take the place of a wife’s love.
And she knows that every normal man
wants his own home: that he wants
children and that if he is deneid these
his life is never fully rounded out.
No one believes more than I do that
children should honor their fathers
and their mothers and show them
every proper respect and considera
tion. But when parents impose unjust
conditions upon their children and
demand needless sacrifices of them, I
think the children should refuse to
submit to such tyranny, just as they
would to any other oppression. Being
a parent gives no one a right to wreck
their children's lives.
* * * *
CO MY advice to you is to go on and
marry your girl, no matter how
much your mother opposes it. You
have your duty to the girl and you
have no right to break her heart by
jilting her. or wear her out in endless
waiting for your mother to change her
mind, which she will never do. She
will never let you go. Have no more
arguments with your mother on the
subject. Just step out quietly some
day and marry the girl and from the
train, when you start on your honey
moon, send your mother back a letter
telling what you have done and why
you did It.
Probably she will throw fits, weep
and moan and call for public sym
pathy, which she won't get, but when
her hysterics are over she will settle
down and be just as happy as she
would be if she were making you mis
erable. And when the first baby is
born she will think she engineered the
match herself. The most doting
grandmother I know, and one who has
found a new Interest in life in her
grandchildren. Is a woman w'ho kept
her son from marrying for years by
threatening to die with a bad heart
if he so much as thought of marriage.
* * * *
friend who should be happy as
the day is long. Has a lovely home a
good husband, two beautiful children,
scores of friends, yet she is so miser
able she is contemplating suicide. And
what do you think she is brooding
about? She wants to be the thinnest
person going, starves herself, hasn't
eaten a square meal for ages and is
so snappy she can't speak a kind
word even to. her little girl. I know
this is a mental state, though what
brought it on I couldn't say. If she
could only be jarred out of it I would
be glad to do the jarring, but I don't
know what to do. Can you suggest
something? MONICA.
Answer—Of course, what’s the mat
ter with her is hunger. People on a
diet are always as irritable as sore
headed bears. Semistarvatton has the
same effect on humans as it does on
other animals. It makes them snappy
and snarly. We have to be well fed
in order to be amiable.
Your friend seems to have an aggra
vated case of the living-skeleton com
olex and I doubt that there is any cure
for that, since once a woman gets ob
sessed with the mania for reducing
herself to a bag of bones she is deaf
to the warnings of her physician and
the pleas of her family, and blind to
the ravages that malnutrition is mak
ing of her looks.
★ * * *
/~)NE glance at her haggard face, at
her sagging cheeks, at the lines
around her eyes and mouth and at her
pasty complexion and one would think
that she would make a grab for the
' mayonnaise jar and the whipped
{ cream pot and gorge until she had
| filled out all her hollows ar.d angles,
j and once more looked like the bloom
; mg health and youth instead of a
| corpse that had just been dug up for
; the second autopsy.
But no. The reducer is wedded to
her calories. When you point out to
| her how much older her face looks
she says "behold my strir.gbean fig
ure." and there you are and nothing
is to be done about it.
The only suggestion I can make to
you about dealing with a woman who
is willing to wreck her health and her
family in order to be thin is to send
for an alienist and have her head ex
amined. Perhaps the idea of sending
her to a home for the feeble-minded
might jar her into using a little in
telligence, If she has any.
My Neighbor Says:
Do not sprinkle all your linen
napkins when preparing for iron
ing. Dip every third napkin into
clear warm water, place one be
tween two dry napkins, fold and
roll together. Napkins dampened
in this way are easily ironed.
Attractive spreads for the Sum
mer cottage are made one of blue
plaid gingham with a ruffle of
plain blue gingham which has a
band of the plaid, another of
white gingham with bands of red
and white polka-dotted, glazed
muslin and a monogram in the
center made of the polka-dotted
material which has a red ground
with white dots. Almost any
other color scheme could be fol
lowed with equally attractive re
If you like to crochet, try mak
ing a luncheon set of dark brown
raffia and crocheting it in a lacy
stitch just like those done in cot
ton or linen. After the center
mat and smaller place mats are
finished brush them with light
yellow shellac. This makes them
stiff and keeps them flat.
(Copyright. 1936.)
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> i crackles in milk or cream.
^ , Second, the charming
^ Mother Goose story on the
' back of every package.
' ^ A The more Rice Krispies
i. y you buy, the more
, ^ ^ your children will have.
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