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PAGE 8 -- The Perkins Journal Thursday, November 28, 1985 THINKING IT OVER B7 Zola Sample oday folk gather in homes of loved ones to give thanks. They are proud and thankful to live in a land where prosperity and peace abounds regardless if inflation and weakened economy seems to exist. We should be happy that we are all well off as we presently seem to be. With the turmoil, disaster that exists throughout the entire world that we listen to on radio and see on TV we items never dreamed of in ear- ly days. Many different menus with all kinds of ingredients are included that provides not only delicious dishes but picturesque displays. Foods are provided in abun- dance. Folks have leftovers to share with others. It is one great social time of the year all across out nation In most big cities traditional foods are pro- vided for those that are less for- tunate that would not get a bite of butterball turkey and dress- News and Views of the Cimarron Valley g, Perkins, Paybe County. Oklahoma - USPS 428040 The Natural Way By Dr. Jeff Black Biolo Dvpt.-Nstural 8 nce DIv. Oklahoma Baptist University ing let alone pumpkin pie or should give thanks to our man's delicious apple pie. A , , , , - Creator. Sometimes I think the Everyone finally gets into the , arm and sunny days today consists:of a beautiful in- , Lord has His guiding hand spirit of being thankful. The always make me want terpretive building, 5 miles of leading us and His all seeing eye result is finally accomplished. A to take a walk in thehiking trails and 4 full-time i| upon us. full stomach seeme to help.woods or work in the yard. One natgra!ists, , = .... i I l[| This entire year seems to Children romp and play, eatof the problems for many of us Nature Center lies on shed much dieaster on all parts their fill enjoying seeing that live in town is that we have the northern edge of Tulsa in of the universe--with floods, relatives from great distances, no place to go to walk and en- the city's 2,817 acre Mohawk volcanoes, earthquakes and It is a happy'time for alL EIder- joy nature. Park. The preserve is primarily |iIi it : ey Nature numerous wars. It is time the ly folk are not neglected byThere are two major nature a floodplain or bottomland cent whole world takes warning and many. Nursing homes and other centers in Oklahoma that offer forest with lots of hardwoods. straightens out their difficulties establishments also observe all of us the free opportunity to Trees such as American elm, if possible. The world has this day making many a lonely walk, enjoy and learn aboutAmerican sycamore, burr oak, become over populated in many persan happy, nature. They also offer excellent pin oak, red oak, pecan, parts. And the turmoil seems to Spicy odors penetrate the get out of hand. It is a chang: household for days because of guided walks for those who deciduous holly and black haw ing world as it always has been the season's tradition that has want to know the names of the are common to the are Tbesp it seems to me. Could be mycome down for over three hun- plants and animals seen on are trees typical of the these nature excursions. One oi southeastern part of the coun- ideas are changing also. Any- dred years' What a bless g, these nature centers is Oxley 'try. The area is also rich with ml way the only thing to do I guess Many folks these days dine is try to celebrate this day to out at Thanksgiving time. I just Nature Center in Tuis&Jines and flowers. A recent r try to make someone happy and be thankful thmge are not any worse. Here's hoping things will soon get better. For many decades we Ameri- cans Have celebrated this day because of the Historical Pilgrims who were a brave and religious people. We must be also. Early settlers in Oklahoma often encountered a slim Thanksgiving but with shrewd planning their wants were somewhat supplied. Today folk go all out shopping for many By Winnle Corley wonder if they miss some of the traditional enthusiasm, that folks use to enjoy in all the preparation that housewives en- joyed in preparing the great feast of all feasts. However to some I know it is great to get to eat a delicious spread from a beautiful eating establishment served in great style. It is a change from other Thanksgiv- ing Days. May you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. Be happy and thankful. s my custom is, I have decided to tackle one ma- jor project for the coming year. I have determined to become the healthiest woman in my home tow I admit, at this stage that will take some doing. An under active thyroid and blood pressure that insists on climbing ever higher, have me convinced that if I expect to en- joy 1986, it is high time I do something. A well known nursery rhyme suggests a starting point. In it we are told that 'q Vhatever Miss T eats, becomes Miss T."; or in other words without pro- per nutrition there can be no health. Come to think of it, how can anyone believe it makes no dif- ference what eat so long as there is plenty of it? Let me tell a little anecdote here to il- lustrate this point. A psychologist decided on a research project to determine why some people live to a useful old age while others die or grow senile much younger. He began his project by visit- ing a senior citizen home where he found three elderly men whirr tling beneath the shade of a tree. To his question, "to what do you contribute your long active life," the first man answered, "I have always eaten right, lived a clean life; never smoked, drank or chased women." The next question was, 'TIow old are you?" to which he answered The second man gave similar answers and claim- ed to be 92. Of the third, who appeared even more senile, he asked, "And how about you?" with a zest for life begin with proper nutrition. I have a head start here. Thanks to my daughter's father-in-law I have an excellent low calorie diet This is a plan given him by his doctor, because of repeated heart problems. He reasoned that if this diet is good for him because of his bad heart, the rest of the family should profit from preventive measures. So he had copies made for all of us. This is not a hard diet to follow. My daughter and son-in- law find they can eat out, as their job sometimes requires, and still stay within the diet patter Emphasis is placed on eating the right amounts of the basic four good groups--meat or substitute, milk, vegetables and fruits. This covers the body's needs for proteins, carbohy- drates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Nutrition is the starting point, but by no means all that is required for good health. There must be exercise. My favorite is walking. I guess maybe I 'm a bit lazy and going for a walk takes less equipment and preparation than some thmge other enjoy; such as horseback riding, bicycling, or tennis. However, I haven yet learn- ed to like walking in the rain or slip-sliding on the ice. For inch, ment weather, I turn my stereo to F.M. 93 and swing with the rythm of easy listening music. There are stations that furnish more vigorous music, but 93 is more my speed. Another part of good health is right thinking. I find that part much easier, though, when I have plenty of get up and go. My reason for wanting to be The Oxley Nature Center story began in the early 1970's when a group of bird watchers from the Tulsa Audubon Socie- ty approached the Tulsa Park Board about setting an area in Mohawk Park aside as a nature preserve. The idea was well- received, but no money was available. The Tulsa Audobon SoCiety then carried their idea of a nature preserve through a series of committees, bond issues and master plans. They were aided by the National Audubon Society that did the master plan for the preserve. Mohawk Nature Center Devel- opment, Inc. was finally organ- ized to raise money from the citizens of Tulsa. In 1977, the Oxley family donated money which made possible the hiring of Bob Jennings, then Chief Naturalist at the Outdoor Education Department in Kan- sas City, as naturalist for the. Tulsa preserve. It wasn't long until a new nature interpretive center was designed and add/- tional funds came from the Mabee Foundation, Oxley fami- ly and the citizens of Tuls L The 804 acre Oxley Nature Center winterwalk found winterberries from deciduous holly, Carolina snailaee vine berries, staghorn sumac fruits, eastern wahoo tree fruits and maypops or pas- sion vine fruits. These are just a few of the colorful winter fruits that one can discover with the help of a naturalist at Oxley. There are also old fields that have been allowed to return to the wild, a 70-acre lake, two streams, a marsh, and many other habitats that offer both active and passive outdoor leisure and nature educational experiences. The woods, streams and fields of Oxley are home to a variety of animals. Over 185 different species of birds have been re- ported. Many animals are dif- ficult to see unless you walk the trails slowly and quietly and pause often- The tracks and signs left by animals are more commonly seen- Last year one might have seen an elk that had escaped from the nearby Tulsa Zoological Park. Over 15,000 people visited the nature center last year, many of whom were part of a This sign l~dnts to the 804 acre Ozle Nature Center on Tulsa. j oinl; project between the nature center and the Tulsa Public Schools. This program brings over a thousand elementary students to the center where they learn about soil systems, water life, habitats, use of maps and compass, and arts and crafts. A corp of Volunteer Nature Guides, primarily par- ents of school children, help with many of the school pro- grams. There are also Special Sunday Programs where families are in- vited to bring popcorn and en- joy a nature movie. My favor- ires are the Special Saturday Programs where adults can learn about bird watching, edi- ble wild foods, natural dyes, animal tracks and other fun and interesting things about nature. Plans at Oxley this spring in- clude starting a group for youngsters called the Oxley JOURNAL FOOD CORNER Judy, who helps in the press room at The Daily Journal- Capital in Pawhuska, where The Perkins Journal is printed each week asked the editor to have the Food Corner editor supply a good, simple recipe for hot rolls. Judy said she has tried unsuc- cessfully several times to bake hot dinner rolls, and apparent- ly is doing something wrong. They turn out "heavy", as she puts it. They don I rise like they should and they are heavy. Wonder if anyone has any ideas of what she is doing wrong. At any rate, this Corner editor will list a few recipes for hot rolls, and she can try them all Perhaps she will hit upon one that she feel comfortable with and can also be successful with. Think well start with Rich Grimm's recipe. Rich and Rosie Grimm were longtime cafe operators in Perkins, and they know how cooking is supposed to be done. Rich made the following recipe for hot rolls for many years, and had great suc- cess with it: RICH'S AIRY HOT ROLLS 2 yeast cakes V2 cup warm water cup warm milk cup sugar % cup lard 1 egg teaspoon salt teaspoon baking powder Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add remaining ingre- dients. Beginning with 2 cups flour, stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Let it rise twice, both times until double. Bake in a hot oven in muffin HOT ROLLS easy to 1 cup mashed potatoes 1 cup scalded milk % cup Crisco 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 cakes dry yeast cup warm water 2 eggs 5 cups flour Cook potatoes and mash without milk or seasoning. Mix milk, Crisco, sugar, salt and potatoes. Soften yeast in water and add to first mixture. Add half the flour and slightly From this basic dough, Sheli makes rolls or cinnamOn rolls. o,... Pam Cundiff recipe: offers this BREAD ROLLS 1 cup milk cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt cup ( stick) margarine cup warm water 2 pkgs. yeast 2 eggs beaten 5 cups unsifted flour Scald milk, stir in sugar, salt beaten eggs. and margarine. Cool to Add remaining flour and lukewarm. Measure warm knead about fifteen minutes ad- ding more flour as needed. Refrigerate dough, use as need- ed. Will keep a week. Makes about 48 Parker House rolls. Another good Perkins cook, Shell Close, offers this recipe: BASIC ROLL DOUGH 2 cups lukewarm water 2 pkg yeast cup sugar 1 Tablespoon salt 2 eggs cup oil 6 to 7 cups flour Mix water, yeast, and sugar in large bowl and let stand 10 minutes. Add ealt, eggs, oil, and 4cups flour. Mix. Gradually add re maining flour. Knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a warm greased bow], turning to coat the top of the dough. Cover loosely with a clean towel and set aside to rise until double, 2 to 2 hours. Turn dough out on lightly water into large bowL Sprinkle in yeast, stir until dissolved. Add lukewarm milk mixture, eggs and 2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour to makesoft" dough. Turn out onto lightly flout d board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, ap- proximately 30 minutes. Punch down. Choice of ways to finish: Pan Rolls, divide in 3 equal parts, each part to make 9 smooth balls. Place in greased round cake pans, cover and let rise til double {approximately 30 minutes), bake 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Cinnamon Rolls: divide dough in 3 equal parts. Roll each part in a 14 x 9 inch rectangle. Brush with margarine. Sprinkle each with a mixture of % cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and Vs cup raisins. Roll up like jelly roll to make 9 inches long. Seal edges Cut into 9 equal pieces. P ace cut side up in 9 inch greased, floured hoard and allow to rest round cake pans. Cover, let rise tins. 10 minutes. Shape rolls and til doubled. Bake 350 degrees .... allow to doubk in size. Bake in for 30 minutes. Frost with con- preheatad 400 degr , oven, fectioner!s frosting Pat Niles uses mashad: ;:-tSqO-mtmlt . ........ Cl..v d lls or Crescent votatoes in he-r hot roll recipe: rolls with butter. .. u He answered, 'Tly story is a ..... the healthiest woman in my home town is as selfish as can \ .... be. I want the reward promised in Prov. 24:13-14. My son, eat thou honey be- cause it is good and the honeycomb which is sweet to bit different. I started chewing skol in second grade. By eighth grade, it took five beers for me to enjoy a party, and man you ought to have seen the wo- men..." So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto they soul.. When thou hath found it then there shall be a reward and thy expectations shall not be cut off. I bdieve that reward is think- ing the right thoughts. Right thought bring happiness. Do you know anyone who wouldn't like to be The surprised psychologist thy taste. asked, ' Iow old did you say you are?" The third man answered, "I 'm 38." A bit of exaggeration here, of course, but proper food and right living do make a dif- ference. You wwaldn't think of adding water to the gas you put in your car or never havingthe oil changed. Then Why insult your digestive system with the wrong foods or not enough of the right? There is no doubt fseling # Nature Center Pathfinder arm patches already in and one would look good on my jacket. tunately I am some 30 old. They will also be an ok beans which will serve as for deer. From the interpretive ing overlooking a pond to the many Oxley Na are Center has thing for everyone. Make to attend one of their Sunday or or suggest that class at school be taken field trip to get a understanding of nature. Nature Center and its ists do an excellent jot preserving the natural and interpreting our lives. ,11 " Rolls, or two loaves of Bread. Bake on cookie Gwen Reynolds does it way: HOT ROLLS 1 pkg. yeast cup sugar cup soft shortening I teaspOon salt 1 cup warm water 2 eggs 4 to 5 cups flour Dissolve yeast in water. Add the remainder c ingredients and beat electric mixer. Add flour, cups, to make a rise until double. Form and let them rise. Bake degrees for 10 minutes, 250 degrees for minutes or until golden This dough can be put into the refrigerator night. When you are use the dough, set it out until double, following tions given above. {Note: These recipes The Journal Visits, Cooks. ) -0- ATTENDS COURSE TULSA - Sue cury Marine in among those business dustry representatives ing a course on Medical Procedures dustry Personnel at the Partners in the Triad Center. the two, day course, taught by registered emergenc3 is on the critical 20 following an accident or illness. "O" 51