Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ribbon Salad

This is a favorite for Christmas gatherings.  It takes a little time but is a very pretty 3 layered salad.  Sorry I don't have a picture.

Ribbon Salad
(Double to make a full 9x13 pan.)
red layer-
1 sm. package raspberry jello
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Dissolve and pour into 9x9 pan.  Chill til just firm.  Then add-

White layer-
1 sm. package lemon jello
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 pint cream (or evaporated milk)(use whole can for double recipe)
3 oz cream cheese, room temperature (8 oz for double recipe)
Dissolve jello in boiling water. Add cream cheese stirring til melted.  Then add cream.
Pour onto red layer and chill til just firm.

Green layer
1 sm. package lime jello
1 cup boilingwater+pineapple juice
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained. Save juice to add to the water.
Dissolve lime jello in water combined with pineapple juice. Add cr. pineapple and pour over white layer. Chill till firm.
Cut in squares.  May serve on lettuce leaf, or use a jello mold, or in individual sherbet dishes.

Hint- do not let it get totally firm between the layers or the layers will slide apart when serving.  It needs to be just firm so when you touch it, a little will stick to your finger.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Creamy Coleslaw

I grew up on coleslaw with a clear dressing which is very good.  But since my family is not real fond of coleslaw, I usually get it when we go out to eat.  Some are very good and others are ok.  This recipe came . from my mom and it is really, really good.  Someone thought it was as good as Cracker Barrel's.  I cannot vouch for that.  You try it and let me know!

Creamy Coleslaw
1 cup sugar
1 cup mayo
1/4 cup vinegar
salt to taste
Shred one head of cabbage.  Mix dressing ingredients and add to shredded cabbage.  Use just enough dressing to cover cabbage.  Makes approx. 2 qt. (Depends on how big your cabbage head is.) 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Filling and Turkey

Here is a favorite recipe for Thanksgiving dinner!

Filling and Turkey
1 gallon bread cubes (approx.1 lg loaf)
2 cups celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 lb butter (2 sticks)
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
approximately 1 gallon of turkey according to your liking.
Mix all together.  Add broth to moisten. Layer 1/2 turkey next and repeat layers.
Serves 10.

We get raves over this when we serve this to our elderly every year.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs are a nice variation of regular meatballs.  The original recipe calls for tomato juice poured over, but we prefer cream of chicken soup.  This recipe comes from the new Mennonite Cookbook.  Enjoy!


1 lb hamburger
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 medium onion
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup raw rice

1 1/2 cups tomato juice
2 teaspoons sugar
Mix and pour over before baking.  OR...
1 can cream of chicken soup with 1 can milk mixed together poured over top.
Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ham, Mac, and Cheese Soup

 This is a new recipe that we have never tried before.  We tasted it tastes like mac and cheese with ham in it!  (Sorry, I don't remember which blog I got it from.)


1 1/2 cups of uncooked small macaroni shells
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour (I rounded mine)
1 teaspoon dijon style mustard ( I used honey mustard)
1 (14oz) can chicken broth
1 1/2 cups half and half (I used regular milk)
1/2 lb sliced american cheese coarsely chopped
1 cup finely diced ham
salt and pepper if desired

Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and set aside.

Melt butter and stir in flour and mustard.  Add broth and milk.  Cook til slightly thickened.
Stir in cheese til melted.  Stir in macaroni and ham.  Heat thoroughly and add salt and pepper to taste.  May also use sliced hot dogs instead of ham.


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