Monday, March 29, 2010

ZUCCHINI-CARROT CASSEROLE

This recipe is from a great cook in the community where I grew up. She has been gone for years now, but here recipes live on.

4 medium zucchini
3/4 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
6 tbsp butter
2 1/4 cups herbed stuffing cubes
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 cup sour cream

Cook the zucchini in salted water until tender; drain. Cook the carrots and onions in two tablespoons of the butter until tender; add the cooked zucchini and set aside.
Mix the stuffing cubes with the remaining four tablespoons of butter; set aside. Mix the cream of chicken soup with the sour cream in a large bowl until well blended. Add the cooked vegetables to the soup mixture. In a buttered casserole dish layer half the stuffing mixture, all the vegetable mixture, remaining half of the stuffing mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Monday, March 15, 2010

BEEF AND PORK STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS

1 medium to large head of cabbage
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb lean ground pork
3/4 cup rice, uncooked
2 small onions or 1 medium onion, chopped
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 tbsp dill
1/2 pint sour cream
3 tbsp flour
1 small can tomato paste
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar

Remove the core of the cabbage; place the cabbage in a large pot of boiling water. Parboil the cabbage until you can peel the leaves off one at a time. Lay the leaves on a paper towel or clean tea towel to drain.

Mix together the ground beef, ground pork, rice, onions, salt and pepper. Place some of the mixture onto each of the cabbage leaves, leaving enough cabbage leaf to roll it over the mixture, envelope fashion; secure with toothpicks.

Place the cabbage rolls in a large pan and cover with boiling water. Add the dill to the water and bring water back to a boil. Cook rolls for 1 hour. Remove the rolls from the pan using a slotted spoon. In a medium bowl stir together the sour cream, flour, tomato paste, 1 tsp salt, and the sugar. Stir this mixture into the pan you removed the cabbage rolls from. After the mixture is mixed in well, add the cabbage rolls back to the pan and heat for about 10 minutes.

Friday, March 12, 2010

MARSHMALLOW DESSERT TOPPING FOR JELLO

This is an old recipe from Ohio.

1/2 lb large marshmallows, cut-up
1 small can crushed pineapple
1 small can mandarin oranges
2 cups half and half cream
maraschino cherries

Drain the crushed pineapple and the madarin oranges. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the fruits and marshmallows into the half and half cream. Store overnight or at least 8 hours in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally. Serve over Jell-O or other gelatin desserts.

Monday, March 8, 2010

SHOESTRING POTATO TUNA SALAD

This recipe is from one of my late mother-in-law's co-workers around 40 years ago.

1 cup grated raw carrot
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 can (9-oz) tuna, drained and flaked
Mayo-style salad dressing
1 large can shoestring potatoes
lettuce leaves
tomato wedges

In a mixing bowl, combine the carrot, celery, onion, and tuna. Add enough salad dressing to moisten. Put into a bowl with a lid, cover and chill well. Just before serving, stir in the shoestring potatoes. Serve on individual salad places by placing a scoop of the salad on a lettuce leaf and garnishing with a tomato wedge.