Saturday, May 22, 2010

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

2 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 cups water
2 Tbsp butter
2 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
scant 3/4 cup milk
apples - sliced small

Make thin syrup by mixing sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, water and butter.  Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Keep warm
Cut shortening into sifted flour, baking powder and salt until fine as cornmeal. 
Stir in just enough milk to make soft dough.
Roll out on floured board to 1/4" thickness in rectangular form
Spread with melted butter
Top with apples
Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and sugar
Roll as for a jelly roll and slice about 3/4 inch thick
Place in large pan.
Pour syrup over apple roll slices
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until light brown on top

Homemade Ice Cream - this is it!

Ok - I actually found this in my other grandma's recipes.....

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
3/4 pint cream
2 Tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 quarts milk

Beat two eggs at a time
Add sugar, cream and vanilla
Stir in milk, but leave about 3 inches from the top of the ice cream maker
Mix well and freeze.

And remember - it is not recommended to eat raw eggs.  Of course, we all did it as kids and survived, but still....

Mom Zeigler's Chilla' Sauce

8 quarts ripe tomatoes
3 cups sweet red and green peppers
2 cups onions, ground fine
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup salt
1 1/2 quarts vinegar
3 tsp cloves
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsd hot pepper
2 tsp celery seed
5-6 jalapenos (optional if you like things spicy)

Cook all together until thick, stirring often.
Put into quart jars and seal

Hash Brown Casserole

2 pounds thawed frozen hash brown potatoes
1/2 cup butter - softened
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
10 oz grated cheddar cheese
1 pint sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup

Mix all together in large bowl
Put into 9x13 pan
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour

Broccoli Salad

1 bunch fresh broccoli - heads only
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 pound bacon - fried crisp and crumbled
1 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp white vinegar

Mix broccoli, onion, bacon and cheese together
Mix together remaining ingredients in separate bowl and pour over salad
Refrigerate 4 hours before serving. 

Mom Staples Hot Potato Salad

4 cups cooked sliced potatoes
1/4 lb bacon - raw and cut into small pieces
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp flour
2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 cup water
1/4 cup parsley, fresh or dried
1 tsp celery seed

Fry bacon until crisp.  Remove from fat
Fry onion in fat until tender.  Remove from fat
Put flour and salt in fat to clear it
Mix egg and remaining ingredients together.  Put in frying pan
Pour hot mixture over potatoes

Home made meatballs

3 lbs ground beef
2 eggs
1 good sized onion, chopped very fine
garlic salt
grated cheese (just a few tablespoons)
crackers or bread crumbs

Mix together beef, eggs, onions, salt, pepper and grated cheese
Use a fork to mix as the mixture will get pretty messy if you use your hands
Add enough crumbs to hold the meat together.
Make into balls
Fry in fat.

I use about a pound of lean ground beef, a pound of ground turkey and a pound of ground pork. I also use the italian flavored bread crumbs. Sometimes, I'll add just a dash of Worcestershire sauce as well. Yummy