Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 14, 1993, Image 57
Hi. My name is Joyce. I’m a glutton. Those of you who share this same sort of personal downfall may stay and we’ll talk through our problems. The rest of you are excused to go munch on your celery sticks. Most of the time, I try to keep my food-loving tendencies under control. Exert self-discipline. Avoid serious pigging out (Of course, we all have our own personal weak spots. Like ice cream. And popcorn.) Still, most of the time, food mania and I share an uneasy truce. It also helps if there are no choco late chip cookies or homemade pie in the house. Until August hits. Or whenever the first wave of tomatoes turns juicy, red and sweet Eaten out of hand, from stalk to mouth, still slightly warm from the day’s sun shine. Tossed with slivered green peppers and onions, a sprinkling of Italian dressing and dusted with basil and oregano. Or layered with crisp bacon, crunchy lettuce, on toast with mayo. 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A chunk of dripping, pink-red melon satisfies both appetite and thirst During prolonged hot weather, we can chunk up and chow down a fair-sized melon in a matter of a couple of meals and snacks. Yes, that was me on my hands and knees on the local supermark et floor recently, retrieving form way back under a produce counter a large, turned-oul-to-be absolutely-delicious, yellow bellied, striped watermelon. Though not as accessible as the ones right out front it answered with a resounding, hollow sounding “thunk” when I rapped. It was truly a melon well-worth making a public spectacle of one self to wrestle it onto a supermark et cart. In between bites of melon, there’s cantaloupe to savor. Baking heat nearly “did in” our six early, lush hills of cantaloupe. Sbme almost-too-late watering coaxed the stalks to hang on ’er, droop on long enough to bring their fruits to harvest under the ( parching sun. 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But the ultimate August glut tony lurks in fresh sweet com, yanked off die stalks from a Held near the house, prompdy plopped into a kettle of boiling water and then slathered with butter real butter after a couple of minutes of cooking. This year’s sweet com was put on one of the last Helds to be planted and nowhere close to a supply of water where it could be irrigated. And while we nearly waded through some Helds little more than two months ago, mud holes were quickly transformed into sun-perched, hard-baked ground by the intense heat. Won derful, timely rains have renewed this glutton’s anticipation of steaming platters of 30-minutes from-Held-to-table roasting ears. I could say this August gluttony is the fault of my parents, who by both teaching and example taught us to love gardening and delight in fresh fruits and vegetables. I could say that, but I’d best not. 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At stake is a record high $39,000 prize total, including $20,000 “Best of Beef.” $lO,OOO for first runner-up, $5,000 for the second runner-up and two $2,000 honorable mentions. Corporate contributors and Tappan® will also award prizes; Tappan will present cooking appliances to winners and Kingsford will pre sent grilling equipment Each of this year’s finalist recipes falls into at least one of three categories: Beef for Enter taining: Fast Flavorful Beef; or Budget-Wise Beef Entrees. Food trends evident among the winning dishes include current ethnic tastes, pizza innovations and healthful main dish salads. In accordance with the interests of today’s home cooks, all recipes feature a short list of ingredients and convenient preparation times. The top IS finalist recipes, con testants and their home states include the following, mentioned by contest entry category. NBCO winners can come from any category. Beef for Entertaining category • “Sesame Beef Salad,” Cook’s Question (Continued from Pag* B 8) Sugar-Free Grape Jelly 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin 3 cups unsweetened grape juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons liquid sweetener Add gelatin to grape juice and lemon juice in a saucepan. Place over low heat. Stir constantly until gelatin dissolves. Bring to boil and boil IV4 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add calorie-free sweetener. Stir welt to mix. Pour into clean, hot jars. Seal. Cool and store in refrigerator. This jelly will keep well in a refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks. Do not freeze. tmcasMr Fanning, Saturday, August 14,1993*89 Michelle Moore, Missouri. • “Beef Primavera,” Nancy Labile, New Hampshire. • Steak with .Three Peppercorn Sauce,” Marilou Robinson, Oregon. • Steak Oriental,” Aleta Van Kampen, South Dakota. • Calypso Steak,” Robin Boni fay Hill, Texas. Fast, Flavorful Beef category • “Barbecue Beef Focaccia- Style Pizza," Larry A. Lentz, Kentucky. • “Italian Bistro Steak Subs,” Joyce Lee Sproul, Maine. • Pronto Spicy Beef and Black Bean Salsa,” Sylvia Harber, Nevada. • “Caribbean Beef Salad,” Rosemarie Berger, North Carolina. • “30-Minute Beef & Black Bean Soup,” Terry! A. Propper, Tennessee. Budget-Wise Beef Entrees • “90’s-Style Swiss Steak,” Ann Dixon, Indiana. • .“Chile Salsa Beef,” Robert Logan, Kansas. • “Fantastic Beef Fajita Stir- Fry,” Dana Gregory, Nebraska. • “Special Beef and Spinach Burritos,” Julie DeMatteo, New Jersey. • “Lemon Herb Roast wjth Vegetables,” Janice Skousen, Utah. The National Beef Cook-Off is sponsored by the American National Cattlewomen, Inc., in cooperation with the Beef Indus try Council and the Beef Board. This year’s event is hosted by the Wyoming Cattle Women.