Celebrate Memorial Day with Klosterman

May 24th, 2010

In a few days, we will observe Memorial Day, a day that commemorates service members who have fallen in the line of duty. It is especially important to remember the fallen in this time of war, so take a minute out of your day and reflect on what their sacrifice means to you. But Memorial Day isn’t only a day to remember their deaths; it is also a day to celebrate their lives.

In addition to remembrance, Memorial Day is also used as a time for picnics, barbecues, family gatherings and sporting events. It is the unofficial beginning of summer, which means the beginning of vacation and fun! Share this pudding recipe with your family and friends for Memorial Day:

French Cherry Pudding:

  • 3 1/2 oz. Butter
  • 3 1/2 oz. Sugar
  • 3 1/2 oz. Stale bread, cut up or leftover French toast
  • 1 bag Frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • 3 large Eggs (yolks beaten, whites stiffly beaten)
  • 4 oz. Bordeaux wine
  • Apricot jam (to taste)
  • Vanilla (to taste)
  • Kirsch (to taste)

Directions:
Crumble the bread into small parts. Mix bread in a bowl, with the well-softened butter. When well mixed, add sugar, vanilla and egg yolks one at a time. Add the cherries which were cooked in syrup made of 5 ounces sugar and 4 ounces Bordeaux wine. Drain and cool the cherries thoroughly before adding to the mixture. Mix in stiffly beaten egg whites and pour the pudding into a buttered mold, sprinkled with breadcrumb parts. Bake in oven at 425° for 30-40 minutes and serve with cherry syrup, mixed with some apricot jam and flavored with kirsch. Enjoy!

From our family to yours,
Kim Klosterman

May Flowers

May 19th, 2010

April showers bring them … May flowers that is! It’s around this time of year that I’m thankful for the simple things, like sunny days and brightly hued flowers. Reds, purples, yellows; who knows how many other wonderful colors will cover my flower beds.

Children are still in school for another few weeks, and they still need healthy lunches. In addition to sandwiches and carrot sticks, add a little flower and note in their lunch to let them know you’re thinking about them. They’ll love it!

From our family to yours,
Kim Klosterman

Work Hard or Hardly Working?

May 10th, 2010

Don’t work too hard this spring and summer! Take some time out of your busy work schedule to relax and revitalize. Sometimes a long weekend away with your family is just what you need to keep yourself from getting rundown at work. I like to start my long weekend with an early lunch. I recommend this tasty sandwich to kick things off:

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 3 slices Klosterman White Bread
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter, softened and blended with 1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 3 slices Baked ham, thinly sliced
  • 3 slices Turkey breast, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 Egg white

Directions:
Butter center slice of bread on both sides. On first slice put turkey, then layer buttered slice of bread. Atop that, put ham and top with third slice of bread. Slightly trim the crust with a sharp knife and cut in half diagonally. Secure with wooden picks and dip in batter. Coat thoroughly. Fry in skillet with shortening or peanut oil to 400°F until golden (about 2 1/2 minutes). Serve with currant jelly.

Batter: In small bowl add 2 Tbsp. cold milk, 1 tsp. cornstarch, 1 egg and 1/4 tsp. salt. Mix together. Fold in one egg white (stiffly beaten) and add to mixture.

We hope you enjoy this wonderful sandwich!

From our family to yours,
Kim Klosterman

Mother’s Day is Almost Here!

May 5th, 2010

May 9th is Mother’s Day, a day of celebration and remembrance of all that our mothers have done for us. This is one of my favorite holidays because the whole family comes together to celebrate mothers, motherhood and the bond between mother and child.

I happily remember my childhood, standing alongside my mother with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in hand. If I was lucky, sometime she’d even cut my sandwiches into shapes, like hearts or smiley faces. Guess I was born to be a Klosterman! What are your favorite memories of your mother?

In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, show your appreciation for your mother by doing little things or leaving little gifts for her. Can’t be with mom this Mother’s Day? Send a card with a little note to say you love them. Whether you are a new mother, an adopted mother or a grandmother, we love you and thank you for all that you have done for your children and grandchildren!

From our family to yours,
Kim Klosterman

 

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