May 18, 2005
BATON ROUGE, La. - If it was pretty weather, Grandma fixed fried chicken for Sunday lunch. If it was rainy, with a little nip in the air, her family would more likely sit down after church to a plate of chicken fricassee over rice. While Grandma wasn't French, she preferred using the fancy French name to describe this rustic chicken stew she often made for her extended family. It was a dish she knew that young and old alike enjoyed eating. Chicken fricassee is an old French name for a kind of stew that dates back to the late Middle Ages, food historian Damon Lee Fowler says in his book, "Classical Southern Cooking: A Celebration of the Cuisine of the Old South.
August 2, 2004
Aug. 4 - Aug. 10 The Washington County Commission on Aging offers noon lunches to anyone 60 years and older at seven locations - Hancock, Smithsburg, Keedysville, Williamsport and three in Hagerstown. A two-day reservation notice is required and a donation is asked per meal. For information, call 301-790-0275. Weekly menu Wednesday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, Texas toast, diced pears and milk. Thursday - Hot dog, whipped potatoes and gravy, sauerkraut, pineapple and milk.