July 1978

Features

Feature
The Last Sister

Jun 30, 1978 By Michael Haggerty

Modern nuns have left the convent and entered the world. If they don’t like what they find, can they go home again?

Feature
Brave New Vacancies

Jun 30, 1978 By Harry Hurt III

Give us your tired and freezing Yankees, tour studious Arabs, tour ambitious young hustlers just blown into town, and we will rent them one bedroom and a bath for $215.

Feature
On the Waterfront

Jun 30, 1978 By Gary Cartwright

It was Memorial Day weekend and the pickings were slim. Most of the ships that normally would have been in port lay anchored in Galveston Bay so they wouldn’t have to pay time and a half to longshoremen.  The old longshoreman they called Goat made his rounds, cadging drinks and…

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Jun 30, 1978 By John Bloom

Psychiatrists send men to death row; Texas’ loop coasters give up-side-down joyride; Diablos play baseball with Kleenex and kazoos.

Miscellany

Columns

Classical Music
The Seven-Year Hitch

Jun 30, 1978 By W. L. Taitte

Conducting the Houston Symphony, Lawrence Foster inspired respect. He didn’t know he needed love too.

Lifestyle
Just Baby and Me

Jun 30, 1978 By Judy Benson

A mother’s job offers no vacations, no holidays, and lousy pay, but it’s a noble profession.

Web

Recipe
French Vanilla Ice Cream

Jun 30, 1978 By Linda Eckhardt

This recipe is one of several featured in the July 1978 Dining In article Tots and Pans Midsummer is the best time for homemade ice cream. Whether your freezer is electric or hand-crank, kids are willing ice cream makers. 6 eggs 1/2 cup light-colored honey 8 cups…

Recipe
Benbow’s Cold Oven Pound Cake

Jun 30, 1978 By Linda Eckhardt

This recipe is one of several featured in the July 1978 Dining In article Tots and Pans If you have a kid who wants to bake a cake but you are skittish about a hot oven, try this 150-year-old recipe for a wood stove. 1/2 pound butter (2 sticks)…

Recipe
Toad-in-the-Hole

Jun 30, 1978 By Linda Eckhardt

The English have always been graphic to a fault. The name of this dish is destined to delight children of all ages and raise grave doubts in the eyes of adults. Think of it as Yorkshire pudding with sausages. 1 cup flour 2 eggs 1 cup milk…

Recipe
Steamed Carrots with Lemon Butter Sauce

Jun 30, 1978 By Linda Eckhardt

This recipe is one of several featured in the July 1978 Dining In article Tots and Pans If you have more than one kid in the kitchen, steaming vegetables is a perfect job to be shared by a little one and a big one. Steaming prevent loss of water-soluble…

Recipe
Homemade Mayonnaise Mastered at Ten

Jun 30, 1978 By Linda Eckhardt

This recipe is one of several featured in the July 1978 Dining In article Tots and Pans Homemade versions of ‘prepared’ foods are a kid’s kitchen miracle. 1 egg 2 cups salad oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dry mustard juice…

Recipe
C-3PO’s Coleslaw

Jun 30, 1978 By Linda Eckhardt

This recipe is one of several featured in the July 1978 Dining In article Tots and Pans We all know that cabbage is a cheap and good source of vitamin C. But try telling that to a kid who turns his nose up at this vegetable in any form.

Recipe
Bombs Away Egg Drop Soup

Jun 30, 1978 By Linda Eckhardt

This recipe is one of several featured in the July 1978 Dining In article Tots and Pans 2 cups chicken broth 1 egg Heat to boiling 2 cups of chicken broth — preferably homemade (which the children can learn to do by watching you cover chicken bones with…