What makes this recipe so unusual is that instead of browning the ground beef in a skillet, it's dropped into boiling water. Then, the vegetables are added individually, in a certain order. Hopefully, someone has this recipe and will share.
— SHIRLEY MCCOMAS, Chandler
DEAR MELBA: May I share one more of my favorite chuckles? A man said his credit card was stolen but he decided not to report it, because the thief was spending less than his wife did.
— CAROL OF N.C.
DEAR MELBA: Here's a quote readers might enjoy: “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”
— SANDY WARREN, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: Regardless of inflation, the wages of sin are still the same.
Please do not use my name.
— OKLAHOMA CITY READER
DEAR MELBA: I saw this idea recently and thought you might like it. To boil eggs the easy, no-water way, put the eggs, still in the shell, in a muffin pan, placing so they won't move, and put in a preheated 325-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
— JOEL SWENSON, Tulsa
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