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Potted Ivy

Potted ivy will perk up if the leaves are rubbed lightly with olive or castor oil on a bit of cotton. This removes dust, makes the leaves glossy and gives them a tonic.

Author: NEWSPAPER, Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune 02-06-1942

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Stew Recipe For 20 Persons, American

War Revives Community Dinners

Ingredients
  • 6 pounds beef chuck in cubes
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups fat
  • l ½ quarts hot water
  • ½ cup sliced onions
  • 1 ½ cups diced celery
  • 2 ½ cups sliced carrots
  • 1 quart tomatoes
  • ½ cup chili sauce
Preparation Instructions

Roll meat cubes in flour, salt and pepper and brown on all sides in hot fat. Place in large deep kettle, cover with hot water, and simmer, covered, for 2 hours. Add vegetables and chili sauce and continue to simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with hot boiled rice or steamed potatoes.

Contributed by Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, 1942

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