I am always on the lookout for Rhubarb recipes as it's plentiful in my garden. So one day, upon waiting in the doctor's office, I stumbled upon this one in a magazine. Without having anything to write on, I promply stood up, ripped off a length of paper towel and borrowed one of the doctor's pens to jot it down. Both the doctor and I agreed to make this recipe for our family.
These blew me away at a fancy dinner party years ago, so I asked for the recipe. I was further shocked to learn that Joyce, the ultimate dinner party hostess, had used canned white potatoes. I was a little surprised, but have since used this recipe many times since when I have little time. I usually would rather peel and prepare potatoes, but if your menu is extensive, these save so much time and will gather many compliments. Only YOU need to know the potatoes come from a can.
Stick to your ribs pancakes are the best way to describe these strange but addictive pancakes. People first tasting them are never sure, but then the same people seem to get cravings for them. They're certainly not for the fluffy pancake lover as they are very dense and pliable. The story goes that this was a recipe coveted by railroaders as these flats of rubbery delight kept their stomachs full for a long time. They are also on the sweeter side. Our family loves them hot and buttered with warm maple syrup, especially when camping.
This is made every year for a local Irish festival. Simple and easy, it's traditionally served as part as the Traditional Ulster Fry with bacon, eggs, sausages, etc., but is great warmed and sprinkled with salt or smothered in butter, cheese, or jam. It's also great with savoury stews.
This recipe came from Lucy Waverman and was printed in the Toronto Globe and Mail. It can be a make-ahead dish, just needing warming on the stove or in the microwave before serving.
A perfect spring dish served over pound cake or ice cream.
This recipe came from one of my first Weight Watchers meetings years ago and my family and I really liked it, not to mention super easy to make. It 6.5 points for 1 serving with seafood and 7.5 points fot 1 serving if chicken is substituted. 1 serving is 3/4 cup of sauce over 1 cup of pasta.
Recipe title edited to reflect that this is a weight-watchers 'alike' version and is point-friendly.
I've had more requests for this classy, easy recipe over the years than I can count! It's unique from the soup and french fried onion version, and was a favourite of an old friend - the ultimate dinner party hostess of the 60's and 70's. I've never been fond of green beans, but this changed my mind and is a hit with all ages. It's perfect for a family dinner and can be made the day before and reheated for guests.
It's a real winner.