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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Date Balls

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups chopped dates
2 teaspoons milk
2 beaten eggs
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups rice krispies

Melt butter and sugar in heavy skillet over medium heat. When melted add chopped dates. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, remove from heat. Add milk and eggs, then boil for 2 minutes. Add nuts, rice krispies, and vanilla. Cool, roll into balls and roll in coconut.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Meat Loaf

2 lb ground beef
1/2 c onion
1 egg
1 can crean of mushroom soup
1 t salt
1/2 c bread crumbs
1 T worcestershire sauce
Dash of pepper
2 T chopped parsley

Mix all together well. bake for 1-1 1/2 hours at 350. tomato slices may be put on top or at the last minute grate cheese over top for variety.

By Rudy Hall

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bottled Applesauce Cake

2/3 cup shortening
4 eggs
2 cups applesauce
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cups raisins
2 2/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cloves
2/3 cup nuts
Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs, water, and applesauce. Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Grease very well 8 wide mouth pint jars. Fill half full. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes on a cookie sheet. Have lids hot and apply to bottles. Seal as soon as removed from oven.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Peach and Raspberry Jam

6 cups berries
9 cups peaches
2 packages of pectin
1/2 cup lemon juice
16 cups sugar

Follow pectin recipe on how to mix. Cook about 8 minutes or until it make a double drop from spoon, like jelly does.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Marshmallow Dessert

1 package marshmallows
1 pint cream
3 cups crushed graham crackers
1 cup crushed pineapple
1 cup milk
3 teaspoons margarine

Mix together graham crackers and margarine. Line a 9 x 13 pan with crumbs saving a few for the top. Melt marshmallows with milk. Cool, then add pineapple and whipped cream. Put on top of graham cracker crust, top with remaining graham crackers.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fry Cakes

5 cups milk
4 heaping tablespoons shortening
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons yeast
8 teaspoons salt
16 cups flour

Mix together milk and eggs. Add 6 cups flour and yeast. Add 10 more cups of flour and knead. Let rise until double, roll 1/2 inch thick. cut and fry in hot oil. Frost with maple or chocolate frosting.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Quick Dutch Oven Meal

1 pound ground beef
1 medium chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup green pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 large can or quart tomatoes
1 cup uncooked macaroni
1 cup mild cheese
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Cook hamburger, onion, celery and pepper in the Dutch Oven, stirring until it is cooked through, but not too brown. Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Add macaroni, cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes or until macaroni is done. turn off heat and sprinkle the top with grated cheese. Server right from the dutch oven.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Navy Bean Soup

1 pound dried navy beans or great northern
1 bay leaf
2 cups chopped onions
2 chopped carrots
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 meaty ham bone or 2 smoked ham hocks
1 med potato diced
2 stalks celery chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
10 cups water Soak beans for four hours or over night in enough water to cover beans. Drain into a colander. In a large soup pot bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Add the beans, ham bone, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook covered until the beans are almost tender, one and a half to two hours. Remove as much meat as possible from the ham bone, cut into small pieces and return to the pot. Discard the bone. Add the salt, onions, potato, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook at a gentle simmer, uncovered, until the vegetables are very tender. 30 to 40 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper. Discard the bay leaf.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Plain Muffins

2 cups flour
3 tablespoons melted shortening
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg well beaten
4 tablespoons sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt Mix together egg, shortening, milk, and sugar. Add to dry ingredients. Mix together, do not over mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
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