Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 4: How to boil an egg

I learned how to do this in 8th grade homemaking and have used this technique ever since. Eggs turn out perfect every time!

Put eggs in sauce pan. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pan, turn off heat, leave the pan on the stove and let it sit for 20 minutes. 

February 3: Snickerdoodles

This is my mother's recipe.

1/2 c butter

1/2 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 2/3 c flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
sugar and cinnamon mixture

Preheat oven to 350. Mix butter, shortening, sugar and eggs. Add rest of ingredients. Mix well. Roll into balls. Roll i in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place on cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. 

February 1: Sloppy Joes

Today is Ian's birthday! In his honor I am posting one of his favorite meals. Happy Birthday, Ian. 

2 lbs ground beef
1 green pepper, chopped finely, opt
1 onion, chopped finely
1/2 c ketchup
1/4 c brown sugar
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 T Worcestershire sauce
garlic salt, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

Brown ground beef with onion and green pepper. Add other ingredients. Simmer for about 30 minutes. You may need to add a little water for consistency. Serve on a bun.

January 31: Spinach Salad

I have had this wonderful spinach salad recipe for a long time. It was given to me by my friend, Bonnie when we lived in Rose Park.

Spinach leaves, cut up, no stems
purple onion
bacon, cooked and broken into pieces
hard boiled eggs

2/3 c vinegar
3/4 - 1 c sugar
2 tsp mustard
2 tsp salt
2 tsp grated onion
Put dressing ingredients in blender. Puree very finely. Slowly add: 
1 c oil
2 tsp poppy seeds

January 30: Squash Salad

January 29: "Like Paradise Bakery" Crumbly Blue Cheese Salad

This is for you, Jen. When we eat at Paradise Bakery, this is Jen's favorite salads.

1 bag romaine lettuce
1/2 c blue cheese or gorgonzola cheese
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/4 c sunflower seeds
1/4 c ceasar salad dressing (creamy)