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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 267 pages of information about The Story of Crisco.

December 4

Clear Soup with Rice Corn Peas Mashed Potatoes Cold Slaw Plum Pudding Hard Sauce *Individual Mince Pies Cheese Wafers Coffee

Individual Mince Pies_—­Roll out Crisco paste 1/8 inch thick, stamp into rounds and line gem pans, place in each 2 teaspoons of mince meat; roll out more pastry rather thicker than first, stamp into rounds size of top of pans, wet edges and cover pies, brush over with beaten egg, sprinkle with sugar, and bake 20 minutes in hot oven.

For mince meat, put into jar 1 pound chopped apples, 1 pound sultana raisins, 1/4 pound chopped figs, 1/2 pound currants, grated rind, strained juice 3 lemons, 1 cup Crisco, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 pound chopped almonds, grated rind, strained juice 3 oranges, 2 grated nutmegs, 1/2 cup sherry, 1 cup brandy, 1 ounce mixed spice, 1/2 pound each chopped candied orange and lemon peel, and 2 cups brown sugar.  Mix well and keep in well sealed jar.

December 5

Steamed Clams Roast Ribs of Beef Currant Jelly Rice Croquettes Stewed Tomatoes Apple and Celery Salad Mince Pie Coffee_

_*Steamed Clams_—­Wash and scrub clam shells; place in kettle; add water, allowing 1/2 cup water for each peck of clams.  Cover kettle and cook until shells open.  Serve hot with the following sauce:  3 tablespoons Crisco, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 4 tablespoons chopped parsley, salt, pepper, and red pepper to taste.

Cream Crisco and add remaining ingredients.  Kettle should be removed from range as soon as shells open, otherwise clams will be over-cooked.

December 6

Caviar Canapes Roast Duck *Apple Sauce Canned Beans Mashed Potatoes Tomato Jelly Salad Apple Dumplings Raisins Nuts Coffee

Apple Sauce_—­1 pound apples, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons Crisco, 1/2 cup water, and strained juice of 1/2 lemon.  Peel, core, and slice apples, put them into saucepan with sugar, Crisco, water, lemon juice, and cook them until tender.  Serve with roast duck.

December 7

Stewed Chicken Cream Dressing *Baked Sweet Potatoes Creamed Carrots Onion Salad Indian Pudding Bon Bons Coffee

Baked Sweet Potatoes_—­Peel boiled sweet potatoes and cut in slices crosswise.  To 2 cups of slices allow 3 tablespoons Crisco, and 2 tablespoons each of sugar and vinegar.  Have Crisco hot, lay potatoes in it, sprinkle sugar over top, and pour vinegar over lightly.  Bake until a golden brown.

December 8

Lamb Chops Creamed Potatoes Lima Beans Carrot Salad Pineapple Ice Cream Candy *Cocoanut Layer Cake Coffee

Cocoanut Layer Cake_—­Beat 1/4 cup Crisco with 1 cup sugar till creamy, add 2 well beaten eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2-1/2 cups flour sifted with 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, mix and divide into Criscoed and floured layer tins.  Bake 20 minutes in moderate oven.  Use boiled frosting and shredded cocoanut for filling.

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