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Social Situations

You have several married couples to dinner in your home. Wrong Way: At the dinner table seat husbands next to wives. Right Way: Arrange your seating plan so that husbands and wives do not sit together.

Author: RETRO HOUSEWIFE, THE CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 22, 1950 04-20-1950

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SIDE DISH

BEER BATTER FOR VEGETABLES, American

Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup beer (room temperature)
Preparation Instructions

Mix together with a spoon and let set for an hour or more. Use any raw vegetables. Sliced carrots, green beans and cauliflower are good. Dip vegetables into batter and fry in deep fat (360 degrees) until brown.

Goes with: THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - Abilene, Texas.
Contributed by Helen Graham, Brownwood, 1980

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