Friday, August 23, 2013

Recipes from the bottom of the drawer

I took a break tonight from appliqueing the Boo Mug Rug to look for a recipe to make.  I finished the blanket stitching and now need to go and finish putting it together.  Might get it done this weekend but not sure yet.

At work we celebrate all the birthdays in the month and the theme for the September birthday celebration is "favorite or best dish".  Oh my!  I knew right away that I would need to start thinking on this now.  So, while I was looking for some DVD sleeves that I needed, I ran across some of the family recipes that she gave me.  I started laughing and thought I'd share some with you.

The first one is....well I don't know what it is called.  Mom didn't name it.  At the top of the recipe card it says "From the kitchen of Edith (mom's name) but the crossed it out and put Bonni instead.  Interesting start right?

Here are the ingredients.
1 pound very lean beef.
1/2 cup refrigerated egg whites
1 cup water or beef broth, etc.
1 box stove top cornmeal stuffing
1/4 cup dehydrated onions OR (underlined) 1 pinch of red pepper flakes.

Directions over on back (so I flipped it over).

Mix all together with your hands and put in 8 cup cake tins or a large heavy individual meat loaf pan like I gave Bonni, that holds 8 small loaves.

Check to see if they're slightly brown in 15 minutes.  My oven says that's enough.

Hmmm.  Ok.  Where do I start.  Things that stood out to me when I read this recipe.

1.  Refrigerated egg whites?  My mother NEVER used those.  I'm not even sure she knows you can buy them at the store.
2.  Huh?  Really mom?  Like whomever I give this recipe to is going to know what kind of pan you gave me?  Actually I do know which pans she's talking about but that's beside the point.

Here IS a recipe which made more sense.

Bonni's White Lasagna

9-12 lasagna noodles
1 lb hamburger or turkey
1 large onion
1 can diced tomatoes with juice
1 can tomato paste
1/2 teas Italian seasoning
dash garlic, black pepper, red pepper
1 beef bouillon
2 cups milk
1 1/4 cup shredded cheese
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour

Brown hamburger and onion....drain
add beef bouillon cube, tomatoes, paste and Italian seasoning, and garlic.

Cook til thick (10-20 min)
Sauce - melt butter, and flour.  Stir constantly, slowly add milk and pepper, add cheese
cook 1 minute.

Put together in 9 x 13 pan and 1/2 meat mix, 1/2 noodles (do not pre cook the noodles), repeat
pour white sauce over completely covering.  add rest of cheese.

Bake 400 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Hmmm.  I might make this one.  I used to make it a lot.