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812-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, October 22, 1994
The 43rd annual convention of
Berks County farm women was
held at the Berks County Agri
culture Center with 108 members
and guests present.
Koffee Klatch and registration
was from 9 to 10.
Fern Phillipy, outgoing county
president, opened the convention,
followed by devotions, pledge to
the flag and singing of God Bless
Janet Schlegel, convention
chairperson, introduced Faye
Striclder, Berks Co. home econo
mist, who spoke on children and
discipline, discipline not being a
dirty word, but a positive attitude,
rather than the negative. She also
ANSWER Dixie Fix, Harrisonville, wanted a recipe for
bananas in red syrup that is served by Ponderosa and Sho
ney’s breakfast and salad bars. Thanks to Betsy Dehn,
Spencerville, Md„ who sent a recipe.
Sweet Strawberry Dressing
In saucepan, combine:
1 cup fresh strawberries
'A cup sugar
Vi cup currant jelly
'A cup water
Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncov
ered, for 15 minutes.
Blend 2 tablespoons water into 4 teaspoons cornstarch.
Stir into syrup mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubb
ly. Cook an additional minute. Stir in 2 tablespoons lemon
juice; cool slightly and strain through a sieve. Chill. Makes
I'A cups dressing for sliced bananas Ponderosa style.
ANSWER Mary Ream, Elverson, wanted a recipe for
vanilla fudge. Thanks to Betty Light, Lebanon, for sending a
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup unsweetened evaporated milk .
2'A cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon plus 'A teaspoon light corn syrup
I'A teaspoons vanilla extract
Butter upper sides of 3-quart saucepan. Measure all ingre
dients but vanilla and dump into saucepan. Grease, and if
necessary, line a sxlo-inch pan. Fill glass with ice cubes and
water and fill the sink half-inch full of water.
Dissolve sugar, stirring constantly with wooden spoon over
low heat until butter melts, gritty sounds cease, and spoon
glides smoothly over bottom of pan. Increase heat to medium
and bring to a boil.
Test by dropping about'/«teaspoon of the mixture in ice
cold water when mixture thickens and bubbles and reaches
236-244 degrees. Should form a ball and hold its shape.
Place saucepan in sink.
Add vanilla. Allow mixture to cool
Stir when lukewarm and skin forms on top. Return ther
mometer to hot water bat to soak clean. Stir fudge thoroughly
but not vigorously by hand, with electric mixer or with food pro
cessor. Pause frequently to allow fudge to react.
Watch fudge to thicken, lose its sheen, become lighter in
color or streaked with lighter shades. Pour, score, and store in
ANSWER Sandra Tabor, North East, Md., wanted a
recipe for nee pudding cooked in the microwave. Thanks to
Una Lee Burton, Dagsboro, Del., for sending a recipe.
Microwave Rice Pudding
Vi cup rice
3Vi cups milk
'h teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter
'A cup sugar
Vi cup raisins, optional
Combine rice, milk, butter, and sugar in a 3-quart casser
ole. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Microwave on high 9-11
minutes or until boiling. Continue to microwave uncovered on
medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir
after each 10 minutes. Stir in vanilla and raisins. Serve warm
or cold. Top with cinnamon or nutmeg if desired. Pudding
thickens as it cools so you may want to serve with additional
ANSWER Mary Stoltzfus wanted to know where Roh
rer's Mill was located so she can purchase wheat germ meal.
Thanks to Hannah King who writes that the mill is located
along Rohrer's Mill Road in Ronks. Also, thanks to Martha
Oberholtzer, Leola, who writes that wheat germ meal may be
purchased from C.O. Notts & Son Bakery Supplies, 2316 Nor
man Rd., Lancaster. Martha said the meal is interchangeable
with recipes calling for oatmeal. In fact, she makes a hot cere
al the same way oatmeal is made and serves it with brown
spoke on nutrition and offered a
brochure entitled “Getting Your
Affairs In Order”.
Melissa Bicksler, Berks County
Dairy Princess, daughter of Kathy
and Thomas Bicksler of
Myerstown, (Kathy is a member
of Group #2) presented a skit “The
Three Bears” with an interesting
message about milk. Megan
Phillips, Mini Dairy Princess,
daughter of Brenda and Jim
Phillips, read a poem.
Lillian Harnish, nominating
committee chairperson, presented
on the ballot for president Wendy
Lingle; vice president, Barbara
Kintzer, and secretary, Carol
Stoudt. Having no opposition, the
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Berks Farm Women Recognize F
nomimees were later installed by entries were Cameron Gettel,
Dorothy Strickler, state president. - Katnna Prutzman, Ryan Krisch,
Dorothy briefly thanked all Shawn Krisch, Andrew Moyer,
women who opened their homes Kevin Frantz, and Brian Mauger.
to the out-of-town guests. Seven Each received a certificate and a
young people participated in the half dollar,
county/state project writing This year each group president
“How I Spend Rewarding Time presented a written summary of
With ' he - - v ndi’ hr
The Key Notes, a barbershop quartet, entertains at the
Belies County Farm Women Convention.
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A humourous skit,” A Day at
the Country Store” was presented
by Mary Fizz and her mother,
The memorial service was
conducted by Mary Barthol
omew, Regina Mayer, and Wendy
Shane. Mary Hertzog, Group #3,
Doris Brown, Group #ll, and
Jean Fry, Group #9 were remem
bered during the service.
Wegman’s catered a delicious
meal of ham and turkey.
In the afternoon session of the
convention, members were enter
tained by a barbershop quartet,
“The Keynotes” who sang some
old family favorites with the
women singing along to some of
the familiar tunes. Dr. Doris
Burkhart spoke on child develop
Karen Schreier presented the
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