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Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year.

It seems like I have so much I would like to tell you about food however with everything that’s taking place in the world today other subjects become more important

It was the vaccine they were waiting on that was a big problem and now the vaccine is here — though administering it has taken over as a major problem.

Years ago when I had more time I used to watch the program “As the World Turns” and that’s what I have selected as the title of my article this week.

Anymore I’ve changed and the only anything I watch is the food channels, the religious channels and light happy entertainment without violence.

There is enough negativity in the world today without me sitting home and watching negative programs and listening to the vile language they use.

Who would ever of believed that we will be able to communicate on FaceTime and text instantly and to people all over the world. It is amazing to me how I can talk daily to my friends and relatives in Greece and in Australia and anywhere else I wish.

On a different note Parkersburg finally got 50 shots of the new vaccine on the first come first served basis for people 80 and above in age. This took place last Sunday a week ago and I was amazed to see so many people turn out to receive the vaccine and many people I knew personally.

The health department was authorized by the governor and sent only 50 vaccines and therefore many people were very disappointed because they did not receive a vaccine. I am sure that soon there will be more offered but 50 doses is nothing but a drop in the bucket for as many elderly people especially we have in Parkersburg. I am sure that all this will be corrected and it will be where everyone will receive the vaccine that wishes to do so.

Several people were lined up as early as 6 a.m. but unfortunately at 10 o’clock everyone that was there had to relocate and reline up and this resulted in many people losing their spot and resulted in people lined up for three and four blocks. I would guess there were at least 350 if not more automobiles each containing a person 80 years and older.

It was very sad to see the hundreds of older people that were unable to get the vaccine due to the limited amount however I’m sure that the state will take care of that in the near future and as soon as possible.

The positive is however that people are excepting the vaccine and there were at least 50 people that left happy last Sunday. Also several cities in West Virginia only received 10 vaccines, it all depended on the population. We believe we received more than any other county in West Virginia.

Until we receive more vaccines please take care, be safe and abide by the recommendations of our medical people

Till next week

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HOT FRUIT COMPOTE

1 lemon

1 orange

1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)

1 (16 ounce) can apricot halves

1 (16 ounce) can pineapple chunks

1 (16 ounce) can peach slices

1 (16 ounce) can pitted bing cherries

Nutmeg

1 cup dairy sour cream

Grate rind of lemon and orange into sugar. This slice lemon and orange, removing seeds. Drain canned fruits. Spread fruit in layers (including orange and lemon slices) in 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle each layer with sugar/rind mixture and a light dusting of nutmeg. Bake in a 400 degrees oven for 30 minutes, until very hot and bubbly. Serve hot; top each serving with sour cream sprinkled with nutmeg, or pass sour cream. Serves 10 to 12.

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SHERRIED FRUIT CASSEROLE

1 (16 ounce) can sliced pineapple

1 (8 ounce) jar apple rings

1 (16 ounce) can peach halves

1 (16 ounce) can pear halves

1 (16 ounce) can apricot halves

8 tablespoons butter or margarine

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons flour

2/4 to 1 cup sherry

Drain all fruit. Cut pineapple and apple slices in half; peach halves, if they are large, may also be cut. Arrange fruit in alternate layers in a medium-deep casserole. In top of a double boiler, combine butter, sugar, flour and sherry. Cook over hot water, stirring until smooth and thick. Pour over fruit in casserole. Cover casserole and refrigerate overnight. Before serving, heat in 350 degrees oven until hot and bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes. Keeps well for several days.

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LIGHT FRUIT DESSERT

1 (8 ounce) can cubed pineapple (in own juice, not syrup)

Sections of 4 grapefruits (or two cans sectioned citrus fruit)

Sections of 6 oranges (or 1 can mandarin oranges)

1 small container whipped topping (or whipped cream)

Brandy to taste

Put fruit sections in individual dishes. Top with whipped cream mixed with brandy. Serves 8.


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