February 24, 2008

Some Family Recipies

I was down in Hattiesburg, MS visiting Pine Grove for work. The Director for the Women's Center gave me a cookbook they had sold earlier as part of a cancer fundraiser. We talked a little about food and I mention both some favorite family recipies and a cookbook the Boy Scouts back home had put together to as a fundraiser. I promised to forward them two recipies and eventually get a copy of that cookbook over to them. I've given out a couple of these cookbooks before and each time I go through the PITA of hand-copying three of these reciepes inside. That seemed dumb, especially when I could type them up in Google documents and share them with ease.

Allegedly you can publish Google documents to your blog....I couldn't, so I just did a cut & paste job. Not much cleanup was needed.

Grandma Collins' Bacon Spaghetti1
2# Pkg Pasta
 1# Bacon
1 Medium Onion
 1 Green Pepper
1 15oz Can Tomatoes
 2 29oz Cans Tomato Sauce

This depression-era dish is quite simple. Cut bacon into 1/2" strips and soft cook. Retain bacon grease in pan. Chop onion and green pepper then cook in bacon grease until the onion turns clear. Add the cans of tomatoes & sauce and cook over medium heat for 1/2 hour. Cook pasta and add to sauce.

Grandma Collins' Apple Cake
1 C Oil
1 tsp Salt
2 Eggs
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 C Sugar
 3 C Slivered Apples
2 3/4 C Flour
1/2 C Nuts
1 tsp Soda

Cream oil, eggs, and sugar. Add remaining ingredients and pour into 9" x 13" pan.

3/4 C Brown Sugar
1 C Shredded Coconut
1/3 C Butter
1/2 C Nuts
2 Heaping Tbsp Flour

Sprinkle on top of cake. Bake in pre-heated 350* oven for 50 minutes.

Mom's Potato Salad
5# New Red Potatoes
6 Hard Boiled Eggs
1 Bunch Chopped Green Onions
1/2# Bacon
1 1/4 C Chopped Celery
1 1/2 C Mayo
3 Tbsp Milk
1 Tbsp Vinegar
1 Tbsp Sugar

Cook and cool (overnight), peel, and cube potatoes. Fine cube eggs and add along with green onions and celery. Cook bacon, drain, crumble, and add to salad. Thin mayo with milk, vinegar, sugar, and a dash of salt & pepper. Mix all ingredients and serve.

Mom's Stinky Salad
1 Head Leaf Lettuce
1 Head Bibb Lettuce
1 Large Red Sweet Onion
1# Swiss Cheese
1/2# Bacon
1 C Mayo
1 Tbsp Sugar

Cut Bacon into cubes, cook, and drain. Tear lettuce and mix in bowl. Slice onion as thinly as possible and layer over lettuce. Sprinkle sugar on top of onion. Julliene cheese and layer over onion. Layer bacon over the cheese and top with about 1 C of Mayo. Just before serving mix everything well. This salad does not keep very well as the lettuce will wilt in a few hours.

These recipies may be found online at http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dftrn4pk_13hqvppddg