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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Drink #3

Orange and Lemon Delight

9 oranges
4 lemons
3 cups sugar
2 cups water

Combine sugar and water and boil 2 minutes together. cool.
Squeeze oranges and lemons.
Add cool sugar syrup and mix thoroughly.
Can be kept for some time in refrigerator and used as desired.
Dilute to taste.
Makes 2 quarts.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Drink #2

Fruit Punch (with tea base)

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup strong tea
1 1/2 cups lemon juice
2 cups orange juice
1 quart ginger ale
mint leaves

Combine sugar and water and cook heat for 1 minute(sugar is dissolved).
Cool syrup and pour over ice.
To make tea infusion, add 3 tablespoons of tea to 1/2 cups water.
Add the fruit juices, tea and salt and mix well.
Add ginger ale just before serving.
Place a sprig of mint in eash glass as it is served.

Serves 12.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pickle and Relish #1

Barbecue Relish

8 ripe Tomaotes
6 green peppers
6 onions
8 tart apples
6 red apples
1 pint vinegar
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoons cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon salt

Grind vegatables and apples through a coarse blade of food grinder.

Combine sugar, salt, spices and vinegar.

Pour liquid over mixture and cook slowly for 20 minutes.

Pack into jars and seal.

This is a recipe for canning. If you want a smaller amount, then you can you use the recipe as a guide to make your relish. Enjoy it very much.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

meat #7

Barbecued Hamburger

2 pounds hamburger
1 onion
1/2 cup catsup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons mustard, prepared
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt

Cook burger and onion until it is cooked.
Stir until smooth all ingredients.
Simmer about 20 minutes.
Serve burger and sauce on hamburger rolls

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bread #5

Butterscotch Rolls

2 1/2 cups white flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 egg well beaten

for bottom of tins:
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar

Put 1 teaspoon of melted butter and 1 teaspoon brown sugar in the bottom of each muffin tin.

Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together.
Cut in shortening and blend well.
Add beaten egg to milk and pour into flour mixture.
Mix together and turn out on floured surface, knead 20 strokes.
Roll in oblong shape 1/4 inch thick.
Spread in remainder of the melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Roll like a jelly roll.
Slice in Pieces 1/2 inch thick and place in muffin tins.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.

Makes 24 rolls.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

dessert #7

Old-Fashioned Ginger Cookies

2 cups shortening
3 cups sorghum molasses(could be just molasses)
1 cup sugar
8 to 10 cups flour(try 8 cups add more if necessary. Some cooks eyeball ingredients)
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons soda
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cupps buttermilk

Heat molasses and sugar together.
When sugar is dissolved, add shortening and stir until it is melted.
Remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm.
Mix flour, salt, soda, and spices together.
Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk.
Stir until a medium soft ball is formed.
Work dough with hands for 5 minutes.
Let chill in refrigerator for several hours.
Turn dough onto slightly floured surface and roll 1/4 inch thick.
Cut with round cookie cutter.
Glaze with a beaten egg.
Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet.
This is a soft chewie cookie.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

meat #6

Ham Loaf

1 pound fresh ground pork
1 pound fresh ground ham
1 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup milk

mix all the ingredients together. Shape in a loaf, dust with flour and place in baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1.2 to 2 hours. At the end of 1 hour pour over the loaf either 1 cup of tomato sauce or sauce


3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon mustard
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vinegar

Mix and bring to a boil, and pour over the loaf.

serves 8

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Vegetable #7

Green Beans with Browned Butter

16 0z package frozen green beans(could be canned or fresh if that is what you have)
4 tablespoons butter (This is what we use for this amount of Beans, Could increase if you desire)

Cook green beans until they are soft. When green beans are close to being done brown butter in a sauce pan. Drain grean beans and pour browned butter onto grean beans.

note. My son turned down all desserts to eat the grean beans this way.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Meat #5

Scalloped Potatoes and Beef

3/4 lb ground beef
1.5 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups potoatoes, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon onion, chopped
1 tablespon butter
1.5 cup milk

Brown beef and onion. Melt butter and blend in flour and salt. Add milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Place alternate layers of liced pototatoes, beef and sauce into a greased baking dish. Cover and bake in a moderate oven( 350 degrees ) for 50-60 minutes. If desired remove cover and brown under broiler for about 5 minutes.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

dessert #6

Rhubarb Shortcake

1 cup buttermilk
2 cup flour
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 cup up rhubarb
1.5 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, beaton


1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup nuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon

beat well except rhubarb. add rhubarb and put in greased and floured pan. Combine topping ingrediants and sprinkle on top of cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.