Life on Regal Hill: Feb. 17, 2010

Having just celebrated Presidents’ Day Monday it is time once again to see how well we know our American history with a quiz about our past presidents and their wives. You will probably know all the answers but I hope it will be fun.

I. Match the First Lady with the statement.

_____1. Was first married to a wealthy tobacco heir who
was 20 years her senior.

_____2.The inaugural ball was started by her.

_____3. Was First Lady for her father. Her sister was
also.

_____4. She was born in London, the child of
a British mother and an American father.

_____5. Had to divorce Lewis Robards before re-
marrying but caused a scandal before it was
settled.

a. Rachel D. Jackson
b. Louisa J. Adams
c. Martha Washington
d. Dolly Madison
e. Patsy J. Randolph

II. Another matching of the First Lady with a statement.

_____1. First First Lady to have a college degree.

_____ 2. She is buried at the family plot in Rural
Cemetery at Albany.

_____3. Was First Lady for her uncle who never married.

_____ 4.Soon after her husband became president the stock market crashed & the Great Depression began.

_____5. The longest living First Lady in American history.

a. Lucy Webb Hayes
b. Ellen Lewis Arthur
c. Elizabeth W. Truman
d. Harriet Lane
e. Lou Henry Hoover

III. March the President with a statement.

_____1.His wife died nearly 20 years before he became
president.

_____2. Was a widower while President.

_____3. During his term, his wife was given the title of
“First Lady.”

_____4. Secretly married his wife Anna in 1795 at
North Bend, Ohio.

_____5. The first president to be married while in office.

a. William H. Harrison
b. John Tyler
c. James Madison
d. Martin Van Buren
e. Thomas Jefferson

Casseroles are welcome on a cold blustery day in winter. They are also nice to serve since they are one-dish meals saving work. Some casseroles are big enough that they can be divided into two dishes so one can be served right away and the other can be frozen and used some day when you are in a hurry or tired out. Try these and see if you and your family don’t agree.

Beef & Tatter Bake
4 cups frozen Tater Tots
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 can (10-3/4 oz ) condensed cream of broccoli soup, undiluted
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 can (2.8 oz.) french-fried onions, divided
1 cup (4 oz. ) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1/3 cup 2% milk
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
Place Tater Tots in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the broccoli, soup, tomato, 3/4 cup french-fried onions, 1/2 cup cheese, milk, garlic powder and pepper; heat through. Pour over Tater Tots.
Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining onions and cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Yield: 12 servings.
Taste of Home Simple & Delicious Jan.Feb.2010

Creamy Chicken Casserole
4 cups uncooked egg noodles
4 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 pkg. (16 ox.) frozen peas and carrots
2 cups milk
2 cans (10-3/4 oz. each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain noodles; add to chicken mixture.
Transfer to two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to three months. Cover and bake remaining casserole at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through.
To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until heated through, stirring twice.
Yield: Two casseroles (5 servings each).
Taste of Home Simple & Delicious July/August 2009

(Answers: I — cdeba; II — abdec; III — decab)