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GERSTMEYER TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968
TIPS AND HINTS

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SEVEN LAYER DIP
 
INGREDIENTS:
3 LG. CANS REFRIED BEENS
2 PACKAGES OF TACO SEASONING
1 1/2 # OF GROUND BEEF
4 TOMATOES
1 HEAD OF LETTUCE
1 ONION
2 SM. CANS SLICED BLACK OLIVES
1 SM CAN SLICED JALAPENOS
1 16OZ CONTAINER OF SOUR CREAM
2 16 OZ PICANTE (PICK YOUR HEAT)
 
TAKE THE REFRIED BEANS,TACO SEASONING AND ABOUT HALF OF THE SOUR CREME AND MIX IN A BOWL
 
BROWN THE GROUNDBEEF AND DRAIN
 
SLICE THE TOMATOES , DICE THE ONIONS, SHRED THE LETUCE, OPEN AND DRAIN THE OLIVES AND JALAPENOS.
 
IN TWO LARGE PYREX BAKING DISHES SPREAD THE BEAN MIX. PUT A LAYER OF GROUND BEEF ON TOP OF THE BEAN MIX. ADD A LAYER OF LETTUCE. ADD A LAYER OF PICANTE SAUCE. ADD THE REMAINING SOURCREAM IN DOLLOPS ACROSS THE TOP. PLACE THE TOMATOS IN THE SOUR CREME SPRINKLE THE ONIONS AND OLIVES ACROSS THE TOP. PLACE THE JALAPENOS NEAR THE TOMATOS.
 
PUT IN REFRIDGERATOR AND CHILL.
SERVE WITH CHIPS OR WARM FLOUR OR CORN TORTILLAS
WILL SERVE ABOUT 10 TO 12
 
 
 

SPANISH RICE   (NOT REAL MEXICAN)
 
2# GROUND CHUCK
3 REG CANS RANCH BEANS
2 REG CANS BLACK BEANS
1 SM CAN DICED BLACK OLIVES
1 LG. JUG OF PACE SALSA OR PICANTE SAUCE
2 CAN MEX. CORN WITH RED AND GREEN PEPPERS
1 PACKAGE TACO SEASONING
ADD JALEPENOS TO TASTE
1 LG BOX OF INSTANT RICE
 
IN A 10 QT COOKER FIX THE INSTANT RICE.
WHILE RICE IS COOKING BROWN GROUND CHUCK WITH TACO SEASONING, WHEN BROWNED DRAIN AWAY GREASE
IN ANOTHER POT ADD BEANS,CORN, OLIVES, JALEPENOS, PACE AND GROUND CHUCK. SIMMER UNTIL WARM.
DRAIN WATER FROM RICE.
IN THE 10 QT. COOKER ADD ABOUT 1/3 OF MIX SIMMERING ADD RICE AND MIX. DO THIS UNTIL ALL INGREDIENTS ARE MIXED.
SERVE IN A BOWL SPRINKLED WITH CHEDAR, MEXICAN  OR THREE CHEESE MIX WITH NACHOS ON THE SIDE.
 
REMEMBER,  I  LEARNED TO MAKE THIS FOR A FAMILY WITH FOUR KIDS AND ALL OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS. IT IS A LOT AND IS GREAT FOR LEFTOVERS AND LUNCH.
 

TODAY'S TIP: VODKA 102


1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The
solvent dissolves the adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray
bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean.
The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth
dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills
germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your
safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects
the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse
the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol
cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of
healthy hair.


8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill
them.

9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziploc freezer bag,
and freeze for a slushy, refreshable ice pack for aches, pain, or black
eyes.

10. Fill mayonnaise jar with freshly picked lavender flowers, fill the jar
with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain
liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

CHARO BEANS
MY FAVORITE TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT (REAL MEX)
Yield - 1 -1/2 to 2 Gallons

Ingredients
1 LB BACON (Diced into pieces)
2 LARGE ONIONS (Chopped)
2 LBS PINTO BEANS
1 LARGE POD FRESH GARLIC (Minced)
4 FRESH JALAPEŅO PEPPERS (Whole)
1/2 GALLON
CHICKEN STOCK (See recipe)
2 -12 OZ BEER (Do not use a lite beer)
1 BUNCH FRESH CILANTRO

Method
In a 12 quart Dutch oven and over medium heat lightly fry the bacon and onions until limp (do not crisp bacon). Add beans, garlic, jalapeņos and chicken stock; next add enough water to completely cover the beans plus 1 inch. Add the beer, cover and simmer over low heat for 1 -1/2 hours. Stir the beans occasionally, do not allow the beans to absorb all of the liquid. They should be somewhat soupy. If more liquid is required either add additional stock, water or beer. (Whichever is your favorite.)

When done the beans should be tender, but not mush. Add the cilantro simmer for 5 minutes and serve.

Alternate Method
If you like your beans spicy add more jalapeņos.
This is a great recipe to be served with fatitas or other Mexican dishes

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