Skip to comments.Freeper Kitchen: Family Secrets
Posted on 07/17/2005 1:23:02 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
Last week I told my husband I had started this thread. He asked if I could get a recipe for toast. He thinks he's funny.
This week's topic is family recipes. You don't have to devulge your secret recipes that are too precious to give out. But, maybe those loved and cherished ones from when you were a kid or those that bring back great memories.
For years the big treat at Christmas time in my husband's family were the yummy Sweet and Sour Meatballs that his grandma made. After she died I overheard his aunts talking and asking about where to find that recipe. If you have the right material, I can share it with you right now. First, get out your Betty Crocker Cookbook. Then look up the Sweet and Sour Meatball recipe.
Later in this thread I will get around to posting the family Carrot Cake recipe. But until then I must close this, since my husband says it's cruel of me to be talking about food when he's hungry.
Hey...Gypsy...didn't know you were running a cooking thread...I'll ask the admin monitor to kill one I just started...
never met a recipe I didn't like bump...
Better not tell him about my grandmothers "Rolled up Round Steak" recipe then.
Mr. Louis' Shrimp Corn Soup
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup shrimp (raw, peeled, deveined) I use 2 lbs.
1 clove garlic
1 onion chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 (10 oz) can of Rotel Tomatoes
2 (17 oz.) cans of cream style corn
2 (14 oz) cans of chicken broth
1 Tbls. Parsley
In a heavy pot, make a light brown roux using the oil and flour. (I make a dark one, but be careful not to burn it.) Add onion, shrimp and sauté lightly. Add garlic and stir. Add tomatoes and cook over medium low heat. Add broth and corn. Cook 10 minutes stirring frequently. Season to taste. Cook slowly for 15 - 20 minutes. Add parsley last 5 minutes.
Oooh, a food thread! Yummy! I don't cook, thankfully I have a roommate who is a great cook. I can sure relate to your husband's remark about toast!
One of my greatest memories is of my mom making bread dough and frying it. We called them "dough gobs" and we ate them with lots and lots of butter. They were yummy!
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Fried bread dough. I can make indian fry bread, but have never fried bread dough. Will need to give that a try when we bake tomorrow. We're starting Camp Nofun (that's what my son is calling it) tomorrow. The kids get to have some activities that help them with life skills.
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A family secret we have for cornbread dressing (I won't give the recipe just the secret ingredient): first, if it calls for chicken broth, cut back on the salt in the recipe and used Campbells condensed chicken consomme instead; if it calls for, say, 6 cans of chicken broth or chicken consomme, drop one can and substitute in a can of Pet Milk.
My mother can't make cereal - so, I've learned some easy recipes from her.
This is for a FRUIT COBBLER = EASY EASY EASY!!!
You will need...
2 boxes of pound cake mix
2 cans of fruit pie filling (cherry, blueberry, mixed berry, etc.)
large rectangular cake pan.
1. Empty contents of the one box of pound cake mix into the buttered or PAMed rectangular pan.
2. Empty contents of both cans of fruit pie filling on top of pound cake mix.
3. Empty contents of the second box of pound cake mix over the fruit pie filling.
4. Sprinkle with water - makes it a little crumbly on top.
5. Bake... 350... until done (I believe it's 20-30 minutes). It will turn light brown on top.
This is probably the EASIEST thing in the world to make and everyone thinks it's awesome.
Try it with ice cream on top.
PS... I've made a variation with one can of fruit filling and one can of devonshire cream. Very good.
Trillian's Zucchini and Potato soup
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 a large yellow onion, diced
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 carrot, diced
1 stalk of celery, diced
2 medium zucchini, diced
1 14-oz can of diced tomatoes, with juices
(or 2 large roma tomatoes diced and 1/3 cup of tomato sauce)
2 medium potatoes, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley to taste
4 bay leaves*
Saute garlic and onions for a couple of minutes in a large saucepan. Add celery, carrots and zucchini and saute a couple of minutes longer. Add tomatoes and potatoes then fill pot with water. Add seasonings and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and simmer for 45 minutes.
I like to serve this with cooked tubetti, shells or mini penne pasta and top with lots of parmesan cheese.
*You can also replace the bay leaves with fresh basil leaves. Both add wonderful flavor.
mmmm. making that tomorrow.
This thread might just turn my wife into a freeper.
Here's my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe:
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix well and place on cookie sheet at desired size.
Cook at 350 deg for 8-10 minutes.
Or, my favorite cheeze dip:
1 box velveeta cheeze
1 lb jimmy dean sausage browned well and drained
1 can of rotel.
Extremely addictive... goes best with thick Doritos.
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Thank you very much!
What are Rotel tomatoes?
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