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Hello Dears Mother Churchill Here! 

  Here is a very old Polish family recipe by the owner of this web sites beloved & deceased mother Helen Kavich handed down from generation to generation now in the care of her loving daughter and his wonderful sister Mitzi Bratthauer who has been so very kind and generous as to share this long time secreted family recipe with all of us.

"Thank You So Very Much Mitzi"

With Love,

Mother Churchill


~ Helen Kavich's Tomato Soup ~


2 to 3 lbs. Chuck or blade steak

1 1/2 lbs. sour cream

2 lbs. fresh vegetables for soup (soup greens)

1 lb. (16 oz.) can tomato puree or 2 lbs. of fresh tomatoes (pureed)

2 tablespoon cornstarch stirred into 1/2 cup cold water

salt & pepper


  Place meat into large 8 qt. Stock pot, fill with water about 3/4 of the way full. Bring water and meat to boil cook on medium high about 1 hour. Skim off top. Add vegetables, continue cooking on medium heat for about 2 to 3 hours until meat is tender. Blend together puree, sour cream, tomato paste. Add salt and pepper to taste. Slowly add cornstarch mixture.


  Soup traditionally served with cooked long grain rice added to each bowl serving.

The Above Recipe Was Submitted by Mitzi Kavich-Bratthauer
"Thank You Once Again Mitzi"
Mother C.


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Hilde's Household Tips Of The Month

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~ Here Are Some Helpful Winter Household Tips ~

Tip #1:

Prevent Icy Windshields:
Next time the weatherman predicts snow, rub a halved onion over your windshield before the first flakes falls. Its sulfuric compounds coat the glass and prevent ice from forming. Your windshield will stay crystal clear, and you'll get to sleep in rather than scrape!

Tip #2:

Cut Snow Shoveling Time In Half:
Before you head outside, spread about one cup of shortening over the paddle of your shovel with an old rag. The fatty substance creates a water resistant layer that stops snow from sticking to your shovel and weighing you down while you work. You'll do the job in half the time and keep your shovel rust-free.

Tip #3:

Remove Salt Stains from Leather:
Remove salt stains from leather shoes with white vinegar. Apply a small amount of vinegar to a cotton ball, dab onto the stain, then polish as usual. The vinegar neutralizes the salt and won't damage the leather.

Information Source:
Tip #1 found in the 01/17/05 issue of First magazine.
Tip #2 found in the 02/07/05 issue of First magazine.
Tip #3 found in the 02/24/03 issue of First magazine.

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Wilhelmina's Feline Tidbits
Of The Month

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"This Months Tidbits Are"

Stop Kitty from getting underfoot: Your playful cat loves to snake between your legs and bat your ankles as you walk down the hall. Next time she does this, stop walking and pick her up by the scruff of the neck, then firmly tell her, "No!" and move her out of the way. Experts say holding a cat by the scruff for a few moments will command her full attention but won't hurt her. (This is how mother cats move kittens out of harm's way.) She'll quickly get the message that this isn't a game, and your ankles will be safe from scratches!

Curb your Kitty's spring shedding: With the weather starting to warm up, your feline pal has been shedding her winter coat all over your furniture, the floor and you! To minimize the mess, try using a fine-tooth comb to groom her. The comb's narrowly spaced teeth will effectively remove dead skin cells and hair from Kitty's undercoat—unlike regular pet brushes, which may only reach the top coat. Combing your cat once a day will keep her coat healthy and reduce the amount of hair she sheds, plus it will help ward off hair balls.

Stop Hairballs: Zap hairballs before they even start by spreading a little bit of petroleum jelly on her paws, advises Tamara Hebbler, D.V.M. "When she licks them, the jelly lubricates her digestive tract, which prevents hairballs from forming."

Keep Her Coat Clean - Without A Bath: While cats usually keep themselves clean, sometimes they get dirty enough for a bath - but most hate water! Solution? "Dust your cat's coat with corn starch, then brush it through her fur," says Randall Anderson, D.V.M. "It will trap any dirt, so when your cat grooms herself, the dirt lifts right out - and it's not harmful to your pet."

Boost Her Mood! Massage can work wonders for cats," says Laura Pasten, D.V.M. The technique they love best: "Slowly rub in a circular motion, from the base of the neck to the tail." Special acupressure points along the spine boost endorphins, which make her happier and more bonded to you.

Feed Her Enhancing Food! Unlike dogs, cats need meat to survive. To make sure your cat eats healthily, feed her what she'd eat in the wild: meat, the same as you'd buy in your supermarket! Not feasible? Give her canned food; studies link diseases like feline diabetes to high - carb diets from dry kibble.

Source: From First for women magazine 6/2/14 & 4/21/14 also from articles found in "Keeping Your Pet Happier" found in the 07/31/07 issue of  Woman's World magazine.

*Stop Nighttime Meowing*

  Place a night-light near Kitty's sleep space to prevent the meows that can disturb your slumber, recommends Annie Bruce, author of Cat Be Good (Good Cats Wear Black, 2000).
  While felines have great vision, they still need some light to see properly and don't always feel safe in the dark, causing them to cry out. Turning on a night-light provides enough illumination to help them orient, keeping them calm and quiet till sunrise.

 Information Source: From an article found in the June 13th issue of First for women magazine. First Pets Section. Author unknown.
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