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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
I KNOW HOW TO COOK DICK'S FAVORITE FOOD
(Copyright, 1914 by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
Well, I got through my first din
ner at our apartment, but at one
time I thought I would not.
Annie said to me: "Sure I can't
understand what you want to make
you're face all red and blister ye're
pretty hands for when I could be do
ing the cooking. A bit of fried steak
is not hard to do and I baked pota
toes in the peat fire before ye were
born, Miss Margaret."
"I want to show Dick I know my
business," I said with a laugh, for I
could see she was a httle sensitive
about her cooking.
Aunt Mary made the pie and then
I made her stay out of the kitchen
for I did not want her to get all tired
The table was set with all our
prettiest wedding presents and Aunt
Mary's beautiful china even Eliene's
table could not look more charming
than did mine. I was so happy over
it that I could have kissed each plate
as I helped Annie set the table.
I burned a part of my eyebrows
off by turning on the gas in the oven
a minute or two before I lighted it.
Both Aunt Mary and Annie were
much frightened at the explosion,
but I persuaded them it was noth
ing, although my face was very red
and smarted under the powder all
Everything was ready at six
o'clock and I was all dressed and
waiting for Dick. Annie had instruc
tions to put the steak under the blaze
the moment she heard the doorbell.
When I opened the door there was
Jim Edie with Dick.
"I told Dick," he said, "that it was
not an auspicious time for me to
make my first visit, but he said he
could bet on Margie to do anything
she undertook and so I came along
just to show you how much confi
dence your husband has in your abil
ity." " ""
"I'm glad you me, Jim," I said
heartily and then, although I wanted
to rush out into the kitchen to see
to the steak, I stayed and talked on
like an untroubled hostess. It was a
good thing that I did for it was just
blazing up. Annie had turned the gas
on full force, put the meat under and
Item: To broil steak properly you
must have a hot fire and keep turn
ing the the meat tjver and over. You
can put It in and not watch it.
The dinner was a great success.
Dick gave in and said the steak was
"We can't have it very often," I
said, "because it is too expensive."
"Now I hope you are not going to
try and feed me on stews and
things," said Dick as he took a sec
ond generous helping of steak.
"If they are as delightfully prepar
ed as is this meat 111 try and get as
many invitations as possible to eat
them'!said JJm Edie tactfully.
"Did you make this pie?" he aslied.
"No, Aunt Mary made that," I an
swered, "but I watched her and I am
going to make the next one."
"Almost yon persuadeth me to
marry, Margie," said Jim, ashe light
ed his cigar and sipped his coffee in
the living room.
"I am afraid you don't want a
wife, Jim; you are after a cook," said
"Dick has been" able to find both
in one sweet woman," he said rather
sentimentally as he bent over me
while I was fixing a record on the
In he mind of a man even the wife
of his best friend is always a target
for a bit of flirtation.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
When cutting newly baked bread
always dip the knife in boiling water.
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