Archive for August 15th, 2010

August 15, 2010

Chicken Soup

Karen Waller [nee Neufeld]

  • 3-4 lb. chicken
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 pressed garlic cloves
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. coriander seed
  • ½ tsp. black peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp. whole allspice
  • ¼ lb. dried wide egg noodles
  • 10 oz frozen peas
  • salt to taste

Skin chicken. Add veggies and spices and 2 quarts water. Simmer about 1 hour. Remove meat from bones. Bring to boil – add noodles and cook for 6-8 mins. Add peas and chicken and salt.

If you are using a particularly old or tough stewing hen, I simmer it for an hour or longer by itself, then add veggies.

August 15, 2010

Fresh Zucchini Chowder

Fiona Neufeld [Eugene’s wife]

  • 3 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • ½ c. flour
  • ½ c. butter
  • 1 ½ c. chicken broth
  • 1 ½ c. milk
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 c. corn
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp. basil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • parsley

Saute zucchini, onion and green pepper in butter until almost tender. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute. Gradually add milk, broth, and 1 c. water. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer 15 mins. Do not boil. Freezes beautifully.

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August 15, 2010

Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry

Evelyn, June 82

  • 1 lb. beef (round steak)
  • 1 ½ c. broccoli cut in 1” pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, bias-sliced
  • 1 tsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut in thin wedges
  • 5 oz (1 cup) frozen peas (thawed)
  • ½ c. water chestnuts (drained and thinly sliced)
  • ½ c. bamboo shoots, halved lengthwise
  • Deep fried rice sticks (?) or hot cooked rice

Partially freeze beef; slice very thinly across the grain into bit-size strips. Cook broccoli and carrots, covered, in boiling salted H2O 2 mins; drain. Mix cornstarch, salt, and sugar; blend in soy sauce and sherry. Set aside. Preheat a wok or large skillet over high heat; add oil. Stir fry broccoli, carrots, and onion in hot oil for 2 mins or till crisp tender. Remove from wok. (Add more oil, if necessary). Add half the beef to hot wok; stir-fry 2-3 mins or till browned. Remove beef. Stir fry remaining beef 2-3 mins. Return all meat to wok. Add peas, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots. Stir soy mixture into wok. Cook and stir till thickened. Return broccoli, carrots and onion to wok; cover and cook 1 min more. Serve atop rice. Serves 4-6.

August 15, 2010

O’Henry Bars

Hilda Friesen

  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. butter
  • ½ c. milk

Bring to boiling point. Remove from heat. Add:

  • 1 c. graham wafers (broken)
  • 1 c. nuts
  • 1 c. cocoanut

Arrange whole wafers in bottom of pan 9×12. Cover with filling. Cover again with whole graham wafers. Cover with icing.

August 15, 2010

Apple or Blueberry Flax Pancakes

“heart healthy”
Derek and Vi Shevkenek

  • 1 ¼ c. flour
  • 1/3 c. flax, coarsely ground
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt (less)
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ c. 2% milk
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 c. apple or blueberry

Mix together dry ingredients. Mix remaining ingredients together separately, then add all at once to dry ingredients and mix minimally.

August 15, 2010

Watermelon Pickles

Remove rind and cut in squares. For syrup: Bring to a boil 1 ½ c. sugar, 1 ½ c. vinegar, and 1 tsp. salt. Then add the melon to syrup. Again bring to boil. Put dill and 2 or 3 garlic cloves in jars then add the melon and syrup. Seal immediately. This is enough syrup for 2 ½ quarts and about ½ melon.

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August 15, 2010

Marmalade

  • 4 oranges
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 lemon

Grind together fruits. Boil about 30 mins (till fruit is soft) 1 portion of fruit to 2 portions of water. Then add equal amount of sugar to fruit and boil fast about 20-30 mins, till right consistency. Put in jars and seal.

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August 15, 2010

Yo-Yo Cookies

Adina Doerksen (who is this?)

  • ¾ c. shortening
  • 1 ¾ c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 2 tbsp. warm water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 c. sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c. toasted sesame seeds
  • raspberry jam

Cream shortening and sugar. Dissolve soda in warm water and add to beaten eggs. Add flour, salt, vanilla, and sesame seeds. Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet spaced well apart (12 per cookie sheet). Bake at 175 for 8 – 10 mins. Cool slightly and put together with raspberry jam.

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August 15, 2010

Crunch Almond Biscotti

Vi-1995

  • 1 ¾ c. flour
  • ¾ c. whole unblanched almonds
  • 2 ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 egg white, beaten

Combine flour, almonds, baking powder. Whisk eggs, sugar, butter, extracts; stir into flour mixture. On floured board, press into smooth ball. Divide in 2. Roll each into 12 inch log. Put on ungreased sheet; brush tops with egg white. Bake at 350 for 20 mins, then let cool for 5 mins.

Slice each diagonally into ½ inch thick slices; stand slices upright. Bake 20-25 mins more or till lightly golden; remove to racks; let cool. Yield: 3 ½ dozen.

August 15, 2010

Mother’s Oatmeal Cookies

Tina Driedger, Eva’s mother.

  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. (Roger’s Golden) syrup
  • 4 c. oatmeal
  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda

Roll in balls like marbles but do not press down.