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Round Steak Supper – Recipe From the 1950’s

I am so excited to share a page from a notebook I found in the ‘drawer’ of photos and writings at the Linton house in Logan County.  This is the notebook of Mrs. Thomas Densmore Linton – Sallie Ruth Price, the daughter of Edward C. Price and Cora Hutchinson.

Sallie was a teacher – and you can see her lovely handwriting in the recipe above.  I remember teaching my second-graders cursive, watching them grow in their abilities, and now there is talk of doing away with cursive in schools.  Such a shame!

The Round Steak Supper listed above sounds so good I set out to re-create this recipe from years ago.  As a true cook, used to making her meals daily, there are not exact directions.  Just a jot of the important steps.

I had a great tenderized round steak from my sister, who keeps me supplied with tasty meat.  I cut the steak into hand size pieces, added salt and pepper, and lightly floured before putting into a hot skillet with a little olive oil.  It browned beautifully.  I added the onion soup mix, a can of tomatoes and almost a can of vegetable broth.  I covered the skillet, turned it down low, and let it cook about two hours, checking every 20 minutes or so.  The aroma was wonderful!

After two hours I added carrots and potatoes and cooked another 25 minutes until tender.

Oh, my!  Was Ritchey a happy man!  The steak was fork tender, the carrots sweet and potatoes yummy!  A meal in a skillet!  Some lovely bread and we had a feast.

I love finding recipes used by my ancestors and others.  Just looking at this recipe gave me such a sense of the woman who used it.  Such love must have gone in to every dish, such planning.  This is what family love is all about!  Try something new – or old – today!

Today In Genealogy History – January 19

Benjamin Proctor Linton died 72 years ago – January 19, 1941 – in Logan County, Kentucky.  Benjamin was the son of John Wesley Linton and Emma Adelaide Proctor.  He married Florence Vitula Lucy Ragland in 1895.  Benjamin and Emma had 8 children:  Maurice Ragland, Thomas Densmore, Benjamin Proctor Jr., Lucy Evelyn, Amanda, John Lee, Vitula Florence and Sarah Elizabeth Linton.  Benjamin is buried at Pleasant Run Cemetery in Logan County.

Today In Genealogy History – October 4, 2012

Thomas Crewdson Linton was born 199 years ago – October 4, 1813 – in Kentucky.  Thomas was the son of Benjamin Franklin Linton and Lucy Crewdson, both born in Virginia.  Although I do not have the name of Thomas’ wife, I do know he married and had at least 2 children:  Thomas Densmore and Lucy Linton.

Today In Genealogy History – March 8, 2012

Benjamin Proctor Linton was born 140 years ago – March 8, 1872 – in Logan County, Kentucky.  Benjamin was the son of John Wesley Linton and Emma Adelaide Proctor.  He married Florence Vitula Lucy Ragland in 1895.  Benjamin and Florence had 8 children:  Maurice Ragland, Thomas Densmore, Benjamin Proctor, Jr., Lucy Evelyn, Amanda, John Lee, Vitula Florence and Sara Elizabeth Linton.