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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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WILLIAMSBURG SPOON BREAD, American

Ingredients
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp, butter
Preparation Instructions

Stir corn meal into boiling water which contains the salt. Stir 1 minute, remove from fire, add butter. Beat well, add beaten eggs and beat cold milk into batter. Beat again and pour into hot buttered baking dish. Bake 25 minutes in a hot oven (375°). Serve immediately from baking dish. Serve with butter, maple syrup or honey.

Contributed by Lt. C. Stockell, 1950

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