AUSTIN EDITION COL HORMEL HOME Estate planning, funeral options are session topics

Our upcoming Social Concerns seminar on Oct. 19 will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Pat Oman, an attorney at Plunkett &; Associates, talking about estate planning and planned giving.

Lunch will be served follow Oman's presentation, and Mary Kittelson from Worlein Funeral Home will talk to the group during the second session, which will focus on planning, how to make knowledgeable decisions and options when making final arrangements.

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

This event is open to the public and free due to additional support for the program, which is sponsored by the United Way of Mower County.

Reminder: Oct. 12 is our membership party, beginning at 1:30 p.m. with In Sync performing.


A short meeting will follow, electing new officers to the board of directors for 2004-2005, topped off with our traditional apple crisp to close out the day. This is free and open to all HHH members. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Hormel Home, call 433-4243. Regular membership is $17 per year.

Calendar of events

Monday: Hostfest departs; fall fund-raiser with 6 p.m. social hour.

Tuesday: Fall fund-raiser 6 p.m. social hour.

Thursday: Bridge 12:30 p.m.

Friday: Hostfest group returns.

Sunday: Convention and Visitors Bureau Association dinner.

Travel notes with Evie


Fall means harvest time, and that also means harvest for cranberries.

This past weekend, our Hormel Historic Home travelers journeyed to Warrens, Wis., with the help of a guide and cranberry farmer as we drove through cranberry bog country and saw how the berries are harvested.

The afternoon was spent at their huge festival. A yearly recipe contest with cranberries is one of the highlights. There are so many different ways to use them! I would like to share one of these recipes with you that sounded very yummy -- you might want to give it a try.

Cranberry meatloaf

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups milk

11⁄4; cups catsup, divided

16 ounces jellied cranberry sauce, divided in half


1 cup onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup cornflakes, crushed

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground pepper

1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground turkey


2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, catsup, 8 ounces jellied cranberry sauce, onion, garlic, cornflakes, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Crumble beef and turkey over mixture and mix well. Press into an ungreased 9- x 5- x 3-inch loaf pan.

Combine remaining cranberry sauce, catsup, brown sugar and lemon juice. Stir until smooth.

Pour on top of loaf. Bake uncovered for one hour. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

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