Three Bean Salad


3 Bean Salad


1 can kidney beans-drained, mashed
1 can green beans, drained
1 can wax beans, drained
1 onion sliced thin
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
1/2 c. corn oil
1 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients. Best if refrigerated for a few hours before serving.

Cheese Pudding Recipe


If you are looking for something to make with what you have one hand, this one is a winner! I LOVE cheese, although, if it were me I might have given it a different name. Pudding??? Maybe Cheesy Breakfast Casserole would be better, or Cheese Strata. Either way, this is definitely a pantry friendly recipe.

Cheese Pudding Recipe


6 slices bread , buttered generously
1/2 lb. sharp grated cheese
2 cups milk
3 eggs beaten
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dry mustard

Remove crusts from bread-cube. Place cubes in a greased 1 1/2 qt. casserole alternately with cheese. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over casserole. Put casserole in pan of hot water. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Serves six.
Italian bread crumbs on top.

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It really looks like Gram made this a lot--if the spill marks on the recipes mean anything!





Savory Bean Soup Recipe




Savory Bean Soup Recipe


1 small ham (just a few pieces)
1 lb bean soup mix
6 c. water
2 tsp. salt
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. basil
2 cups solid pack tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped red peppers
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
1-3 tsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. each chopped parsley, celery, paprika, lea and perrins (worcestershire sauce), lemon juice

Place ham, beans, H20, salt in pot-cover and cook until beans are tender--add rest cover and simmer at least 1 - 1 1/2 hours.



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Dad used to always made bean soup--I guess he got his taste for it from Grammy.

Such a great recipe for a cold winter day. Oh! And it looks gluten, soy and dairy free, too. Yay!

Crab Casserole Recipe




Crab Casserole Recipe


12 slices of stale bread cut in cubes
1 lb. backfin [crab]
7 hard boiled eggs, diced
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 Tbsp. chopped parsley
2 1/2 cups mayonnaise
2 1/2 cups milk
Sharp Cheddar cheese to sprinkle on top

Mix all together; sharp cheese on top; bake 45 minutes in a 325 degree oven.

Quaker Oat Meatloaf Recipe
























Quaker Oat Meatloaf Recipe


1 1/2 lb ground beef
3/4 c oats, uncooked
1/4 c chopped onion (Grammy's note--add green pepper)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup tomato juice (Grammy's note--V8 better)
1 egg, beaten

Combine. Pack firmly into an ungreased loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees - bake 1 1/4 hours.


**I have only tried a few of Grammy's Recipes. I would LOVE to hear the outcome if anyone tries these recipes. Let me know!

About Grammy





Grammy was born in 1915 and passed on at the age of 90! She loved to serve a good meal to her family and frowned upon anyone who would not eat more than their share :)

I remember her tastes to be very elegant, from her clothes and jewelry, to her apartment decor, her hobbies and entertainment choices, and especially her food. It shocked me often when she took us to McDonald's --but she loved us and she knew what we liked!

The foods I remember most are her pineapple salad and her Waldorf salad. The pineapple salad was simple, yet as everything, presented in a decorative way. The Waldorf salad was certainly not one of my favorites, but I ate it--otherwise I would suffer the frown and the wagging finger :)( I wish it was that easy with my children!)

I remember other foods that she served us as well, but no recipes were needed for these-english muffins every morning with lots of real butter, ice cream with lots of chocolate syrup, and just about anything she knew we liked. My little brother was bombarded with chocolate covered raisins throughout his life!

I hope to remember more foods that she served us as I go through her recipe box and post them on this blog. But if not, it will still be an adventure as many of her recipes are very unusual to my "down home" tastes. (case in point-Sparkling Beet Cups and Tuna Jello Salad)

Spinach Dip Recipe






Spinach Dip Recipe



1 cup Hellmann's Light Reduced Calorie Mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 pkg. (10oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1 pkg. (1.4oz)Knorr vegetable soup and recipe mix
1 can (8oz) water chestnuts, drained, chopped (optional)
3 green onions, chopped

Stir all ingredients until well mixed. Cover; chill. Makes 3 cups.



**This dip has become one of our favorite foods. Anytime we have a potluck, one of my daughters asks for this dip. It is delicious and so easy! 

The last time I made it I skipped the water chestnuts and the green onions and it was just as good. 

Also, the amount of spinach in it does not have to be exact. And I certainly NEVER use Light Reduced Calorie Mayo as called for in the recipe. I like my mayo full fat - full flavor.

This is a very forgiving dish. 

Tuna Jello Salad Recipe

























Tuna Jello Salad Recipe


Partly congeal:

3 c. hot water
1 large lemon Jello
6 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. salt

Add:

2 cans tuna (drained)
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. frozen peas
2 hard boiled eggs, cut up
1 c. salad dressing
1/2 c. stuffed green olives (cut in half)
Chopped onion to taste
(1 tsp. dried onion)

Lin '89


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It looks like this recipe is from 1989, did people like to put things in jello in the 80's? I thought that was a 50's thing. I guess anything goes with jello.

Anyway..I don't know about that lemon flavored jello! I don't know about any of this :)
Don't remember ever eating this, but it does sound like something Grammy would make.

If anyone ever tries this, I'd love to know how it turns out!

Turkey Florentine Recipe









Turkey Florentine Recipe


8-pound Butterball breast of turkey, thawed
1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
3/4 cup diced fully cooked ham

Roast turkey according to package directions. Prepare rice according to package directions. Stire in spinach and ham. Place in 1 1/2 - quart buttered casserole. Bake with turkey last 45 minutes of roasting time. Slice turkey and serve with florentine rice.



Pear Spinach Salad Recipe





Pear-Spinach Salad Recipe with Dressing


Core and slice 2 pears, combine with
4 cups torn spinach
chilled torn lettuce
-drizzle with lemon nut dressing-


Lemon Nut Dressing1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnut
Bake 350 degrees 10 min- 12 min.

Combine with:
1/2 cup salad oil
3 Tbl. lemon juice
2 Tbl. vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. tarragon
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. grated lemon peel
Mix well.


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Okay, I tried this and it just didn't go over well with my family, or me. I tried to like it, but the lemon dressing is too lemony!
You'll like it if you like lemon--but I would have preferred some ranch dressing! 
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Cranberry Orange Salad Recipe

This looks easy, and good. But what is orange cranberry relish??
Grammy really liked using jello!


3/4 cup boiling water
1 pkg. lemon gelatin
Orange cranberry relish, frozen

Hippy Salad Recipe

Ok, so this is probably not called "Hippy" Salad, or is it? One thing about Grammy--I can't read her writing (and I don't think I'm the only one!) This recipe was from one of her very good friends and it looks really good!



1- 16 oz can whole cranberry sauce
1- 11 oz can mandarin oranges (drained)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup nuts
1 3 oz package cherry Jello
1 cup boiling water

Dissolve jello with water, beat in sour cream and cranberry sauce-fold in nuts and oranges.

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This is gluten free--just watch the sour cream. I buy Daisy brand sour cream.
Also, I think Jello is also soy free. So this would be soy free and gluten free. Always read labels!

Crab Salad Stuffed Avocado Recipe

I do remember Gram's fondness of Worcestershire sauce. I still don't know the proper way to pronounce it though!


Crab Salad Stuffed Avocado

2 ripe avocados chilled
1 lb. backfin crabmeat

Dressing:
1/2 c. salad dressing
1/2 c. finely chopped celery
1/4 c. finely chopped pimiento
2 tsp. lemon juice
dash Tabasco
1/8 tsp Worcestershire Sauce


Halve avocado lengthwise - remove pits and peel, sprinkle with lemon juice and salt. Arrange each half on bed of greens. Fill with crab meat, top with dressing.

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I'm gluten free, along with my kids. This recipe looks gluten free--you would just have to watch the worcestershire sauce--I get Lea and Perrins. (Always read labels! Don't take my word for it.)
My sister LOVES avocado and it's wearing off on me. Crab salad with avocado sounds really good, or it could even be chicken salad with avocado to make it a less expensive dish.

Savory Eggs Recipe



1 c. grated cheese--sharp cheddar
2 Tblsp. butter
1/2 cup H & H ( half and half??)
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1 tsp prepared mustard
6 beaten eggs
a little garlic
Optional-Sauted onions and green pepper.

Place cheese in greased 8 inch baking dish-Dot with butter.
Beat together eggs, cream and seasoning. Pour over cheese.
Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 40 minute.
Serves 6-May be doubled-takes longer to bake.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------This sounds really good! I'll have to try it.
Gluten free if you make sure your grated cheese has no gluten.

Pineapple Salad Recipe

Grammy used to make us this pineapple salad. It is one of the foods I remember most from my visits with her. No recipe is really needed and I can't find it in her recipe box, but it is such a "Grammy" recipe that I had to include it.



Ingredients:
iceberg lettuce
cottage cheese
pineapple slices
maraschino cherries


Layer ingredients on individual plates (small plates):
Start with a layer of lettuce leaves to cover the bottom of the plate.
Then add cottage cheese--maybe 1/4 cup, or to taste.
Next add a slice of pineapple ,
and top with a maraschino cherry.
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I always had mixed feelings about this salad; it was really yummy--but, as a kid, I never wanted to eat the lettuce. I did eat the lettuce and remember it was pretty good with the pineapple and cherry juice on it, but I still didn't want to eat it the next time around.

Sausage Casserole Recipe


1 1/2 cups noodles
1 lb sausage
1/2 chopped onion
1 can mushroom soup
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup water
1 cup grated cheese
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1 can mushrooms
1 Tbsp. melted butter

Break noodles and boil in salted water. Brown sausage, onion, and mushrooms together. Remove from stove and pour off all but 1 Tbsp. of fat. Add next 4 ingredients and pour into buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole. Top with bread crumbs [that have been] mixed lightly with butter. Bake 30 minutes.
Serves 6-Macaroni can be used instead of noodles.


My notes:
This is written in her own handwriting.
So, NOT healthy, but it looks really good.

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Easter Dessert

I'm going to try the Ice Cream Pie a la Mattson for our Palm Sunday "Easter" dinner.

It looks really good! I skimmed the recipe and it looks like there are coconut macaroons crumbled as the crust, then ice cream and chocolate syrup and more macaroon crumbs layered with Heath bars crumbled on the top!! I'm excited to try this.

It will even be gluten free pretty easily. All I have to do is make sure the macaroons are gluten free (they should be), make sure that I don't get any ice cream with gluten in it (like chocolate chip cookie dough), and double check that Heath bars are gluten free. I think it should be easy.

Lasagne




Lasagne

1/2 c. onion (chopped) sauteed in 2 T. oil

Add 1 lb. ground chuck
(Cook until red color disappears)

Add:
2 minced garlic cloves (or garlic powder or salt)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. oregano
2 T. parsley
1 large can tomatoes
2 small cans tomato paste
1 T. grated Parmesan


Simmer 30 minutes.
Cook noodles.
Arrange in pan -- 1/3 meat sauce, layer of noodles, layer of mozzarella cheese, layer of cottage cheese, 1 T. Parmesan. Repeat ending with rest of sauce and Parmesan.
Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

- Julie B.

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You really need to read through this recipe before beginning ! There is cottage cheese (and mozzarella!) in there - but it isn't mentioned until you are to use it. I've put all ingredients in bold to make it easier.

I wonder if this is cheaper than using canned spaghetti sauce? It is probably healthier if not cheaper.
I don't cook my noodles anymore when making lasagna. I just layer them right into the dish and bake. They always cook during the baking time and turn out just fine.

Speedy Gazpacho Recipe









This one is handwritten - legibly! Not Grammy's handwriting.


Speedy Gazpacho

2 - 10 3/4 oz cans of condensed tomato soup
2 envelopes or cubes of instant beef broth
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon salad oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
dash of Tabasco
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 Tablespoons minced onion

In large bowl pour undiluted soup. Heat to boiling 2 soup cans of water. Remove from heat and stir in beef broth until dissolved. Add broth to tomato soup. Stir until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate. When serving, the soup can be garnished with corn chips.

Vichyssoise Soup Recipe

Ahhh... I like it when it is cut out of a magazine. So easy to read.



Vichyssoise Soup Recipe


4 good-sized leeks - they must be very white ones
1 medium-sized onion
2 oz. butter
6 medium-sized potatoes
2 1/2 pints chicken stock
Salt, white pepper
1 pint scalded milk
2 pints cream

Wash the leeks and slice the white parts finely. (Reserve the green parts for flavoring in other soups.) Peel and chop the onion. Heat the butter, add the leeks and onion and cook gently until soft, but keeping them white. Add the chicken stock and chipped potatoes and cook until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste and rub through a sieve or puree in a blender and then rub through a sieve.

Return the soup to the pan, add the milk, stir this well into the soup, then add the medium cream, still stirring. Bring the mixture to a boil, add more slat and pepper if required, remove from the heat and cool. When cool, add the cream and chill thoroughly. Serve with chopped chives.

This soup may well be made 24 hours in advance. Makes 4 to 5 servings.

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