What's for supper? Shredded wheat!
Waterford Star - November 28, 1907
On Tuesday evening a complimentary banquet was given in the church by the Shredded Wheat Biscuit Company to over four hundred people. The menu was an elaborate one and the viands served were most delicious. One could not help wondering how the Company could give entirely free of charge such an elegant supper but the results will doubtless justify the means in great sales of Triscuit and Biscuit. All our crack cooks were taking mental notes of the possibilities in Shredded Wheat. The Ladies Aid of the church appreciate their opportunity to give the Waterford people something good at so little trouble to themselves and desire to thank the Company publicly. Visitors at the Falls are always welcome to visit the Company's factory.
This space reserved for a poem (if I can find it and get permission) about shredded wheat and Niagara Falls ... I believe it was in an anthology edited by Louis Dudek.
Click here for an urban explorer's view inside the abandoned Shredded Wheat factory in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Take some nice fresh green beans. cook them for over 2 hours ...
I actually found a similar recipe in Slate. Under the heading "You're Doing it Wrong" - the recipe involved cooking fresh green beans for a very long time.
It sounded delicious, so I tried it.
Turns out I had been doing it right all along, cooking beans for 5 minutes or so. My son asked me never to make the Slate recipe again. Made the beans taste like canned beans.Here's the transcription of the Waterford recipe. I haven't tried this one and don't intend to.
String Beans Cooked with Cheese
1 quart of string beans.1 cup of grated cheese.1/4 cup of cream.Little butter.Method-- Cut up beans. Put in sauce pan and cover with boiling water. Boil 5 minutes. Simmer slowly for 2 hours .Drain. Put in baking dish. Season. Add 1/2 cup of the grated cheese and the cream. Then sprinkle other 1/2 cup of grated cheese over the top. Dot with 1 tablespoon of butter. Place under gas flame and reheat until cheese is toasted.