We had some beautiful *huge* shrimp and some fresh sausage from Seattle's Pike Place Market that we wanted to cook for dinner, so here's what my husband did with them. He put together a sort of paella from foods we had in the veggie bin and pantry. It was absolutely delicious!!
Most people have heard of "Apple Brown Betty" but this is a version for when you'd like something a bit different and/or you don't have any apples about. From what I understand, a jam version is also as quite traditional as apple, made during lean times. When we've made this we used various kinds of jams or jellies, or sometimes a mixture! It's a good way to use up those almost-empty jars in the fridge to make way for fresh ones. :) You can make this with leftover flavored breads, too, such as zucchini or gingerbread - yum!
From my Family Recipe Box, here's a nostalgic look at an overnight chicken casserole. From the Family Recipe Box, in Grandma's handwriting. Attributed to Luelle Swanson. Note from Julie: I can see many things I'd do differently with this recipe to update it. I'd add garlic, for more flavor, and more onions. Perhaps green onions, as well. Some cayenne, too.
From my Family Recipe Box, Mom loves this sandwich! "This sandwich is a 'smashing success'... in more ways than one. It's a great traveler." You must admit, it is pretty amusing. :) From the Family Recipe Box, dated 3/1/85. The sandwich keeps well, chilled, and is good for taking along on picnics and camping trips.