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Recipes Straight From Bubble's Kitchen

Do you have a favorite kosher
recipe? Each month in this space,
L'Chayim will print a kosher recipe
that the whole family can prepare
together. To contribute to the
column, type your recipe in a way in
which the entire family can
participate and send it to L'Chayim,
clo The Jewish News, 20300 Civic
Center Dr., Southfield 48076.

This month's recipes were -
contributed by Jewish Federation
Apartments residents Anna Grober
(Blintzes), Sylvia Miller (Eggplant
Salad) and Fran Salwin (Stuffed
Cabbage). Bubble, Zayde and the
grandchildren can take over for
Mom and Dad in preparing this
month's recipes.

Eggplant Salad

Have the younger grandchildren
gather the ingredients: 2 medium
eggplants, 1/2 (half) green pepper,
1 1/4 cup of water, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1
medium size tomato, 1 medium size

onion and 5 tbsps. of oil.
Let the older grandchildren peel
the eggplant and cut into 1 inch
cubes. Zayde can put water and salt
into pot and boil. Bubbie can add
cubed eggplant, stir with a wooden
spoon until water boils out, and cool
the eggplant at room temperature.
The grandchildren can put the
eggplant into a bowl and add oil,
then add remainder of vegetables
sliced in cubes. Cool for one hour
at room temperature, then serve.
Any leftovers must be refrigerated.
Serves 6.

Stuffed Cabbage

Zayde and the grandchildren
can help Bubbie by gathering the
ingredients: 12 large cabbage
leaves, boiling water, 1 pound of
ground beef, 2 tbsps. uncooked
rice, 1 egg, 1 medium onion —
minced, 1 /2 tsp. of salt, pepper to
taste, 1 No. 2 1/2 can (large) of
tomatoes, juice of 2 lemons, 1/4 cup

of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of
apricot preserves.
Bubbie can soak cabbage
leaves in boiling water while
preparing the meat. Zayde can
combine meat, rice, egg, onion and
seasonings. The grandkids can
drain cabbage leaves. The younger
grandchildren can place a portion of
the meat mixture in the center of
each cabbage leaf. Bubbie and
Zayde can roll up and fasten with a
toothpick, and place the stuffed
cabbage in a deep kettle or a large
pot. The older grandchildren can
cover with the remaining
ingredients. It may be necessary to
add more water just to cover. Bring
to a good rolling boil, reduce heat
and simmer gently about 2 1/2 hours.
Serves 6.

of water, 6 eggs, a pinch of salt and
1 tsp. of sugar.
Bubbie can mix the flour, water
and 4 eggs until a paste-like
consistency forms. Zayde can make
the cheese filling: Mix farmer
cheese, 2 eggs, salt and sugar.
Bubbie can make the potato
filling: Boil 4 peeled potatoes and
mash them. Brown 1 onion in oil
and then drain. Mix mashed
potatoes, onion and one teaspoon of
butter.
The older grandchildren can
heat a lightly greased frypan (butter
or oil). Bubbie and Zayde can pour
2 tablespoons of batter and fry until
lightly browned. Let cool. Continue
to make until batter is used up.
The grandchildren can fill the
blintzes with heaping teaspoons of
filling and roll them up.

Blintzes

Let the grandchildren gather
the ingredients: one pound of
farmer cheese, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup

Bake or fry them until brown.
Brush tops of blintzes with butter
before baking. Baking sheet should
be well-greased to avoid sticking.
Bake at 350 degrees until brown.

sewing machine was his next great
expenditure.
He visited garage mechanics
and gasoline station attendants and
convinced them to try out the
service he could provide for very
little expense. With his accumulated
equipment, the few garments he
gathered were washed, dried,
patched and mended and returned
the very next day. He happily
collected the small pittance for this
valet service and repeated this

process again and again with the
great satisfaction that he was
providing a great service to
humanity, and he surely was!
As if all this was not enough,
he attended classes to help him test
the various spills and spots. All this
now behind him and his fortune
secured, his interest in history,
music, literature, the daily
happenings and with no lack of
conversation, he is my favorite older
adult.

Who Is My Favorite Older Adult?

Four persons were named
winners in the recent "My Favorite
Older Adult" essay contest
sponsored by the Jewish
Community Center, Jewish
Federation Apartments and Jewish
Home for Aged.
The winners were Debby Carp,
Dana Berlinberg, Mollie Portner
Pitzak and Jacob and Laura Bayer.
The contest was held in conjunction
with the observance of Older
Americans Month. Following are the
Carp and Pitzak entries:

By MOLLIE PORTNER PITZAK

Looking at him, you would
never have guessed that he was
edging toward his 90th birthday,
standing tall and straight, well-
groomed, and neatly dressed, light
blue blazer jacket, beige trousers, a

yellow sweater, etc., etc., with his
snowy white hair neatly combed.
Most intriguing was the twinkle
in his laughing eyes, a ready smile
and a smart retort in answer to
whatever direction the conversation
might develop.
At 90 he is still reaping the
harvest of a very successful
business endeavor that he prompted
and developed from a dream he
had entertained when he first
arrived here from his birthplace in
Eastern Europe, Oshmena, Litta. He
was penniless, hungry, friendless in
a new strange country.
His dogged determination led
him on from acquiring a second-
hand washing machine, and a hand-
operated wringer in a rented
basement. Then, when the need
presented itself an old treadle

et pci , Honor The Elderly

Following are some discussion
questions about this month's theme,
respect for the elderly, and about
the Torah portion this Shabbat,
Chukat:
What are our obligations to our
elderly? What is the community's
responsibility to the elderly?
What is your reaction to the
liturgical verse, "Cast us not away

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1988

when we are old, when our strength
is gone?"
What was Moses' sin? Was
God justified in punishing him so
severely?

Submitted by
Rabbi A. Irving Schnipper,
Congregation Beth Abraham
Hillel Moses

Life With Papa Lou

By DEBBIE CARP

My Papa would always be there
for me, whether I was sick, or just
wanted his company. What really
makes life with Papa Lou special is
he will do for me whatever he can
and I will do the same.
For about three years when I
was in elementary school, my Papa
would stay with me. He would arrive
at my house at seven o'clock to
keep me company, drive me to
school, and give me a big hug and
kiss goodbye ... until the next day.
As if he thought that wasn't
enough, he felt he could do more.
The time when my mom let me
wear her white sweatshirt jacket to
school, I was so excited. So excited,
I didn't remember to take it off
before I started to paint. Right when
I thought my mom was going to kill

me for getting paint all over it, I
remembered my Papa. I didn't think
he could get the paint out, but I

knew he'd make me feel better just
by taking it home with him.
As you can see, my papa gives
me many reasons to love him. I'm
sure in the future I will have many
more.

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