A quilter's dream recipe! Get the meat started, then dash off to the sewing room to whip up a few quilt blocks. Soon the whole house is scented with an enticing aroma. So you have to come back and check the pot, mmm, now's time to add the veggies and fruits. Time enough to make a few handfuls of quilt blocks. Start the water for the egg noodles while making the gravy, and ahhh...look what happened while you were sewing! Supper's made!
Special cookies to celebrate the wisemen visiting the infant Christ. We save these cookies until AFTER Christmas. Hidden inside each mound of dough is a sweet surprise. Make or decorate them with three different shapes or sprinkle colors to signify Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh.
Thanks to Jeff Smith (Frugal Gourmet) for including this in his Christmas book AND my family favorites for Christmas dinner. Tangy and sweet at the same time. EXCELLENT color for a holiday meal--jazzes up the table.
Here's something to warm 'em up after a shift in the deer stand waiting for the big buck OR those charming Christmas carolers on a frosty night OR for a tail-gating menu before a big football game on an autumn afternoon.
Simple and quick to make, delicious to the tastebuds--what more do you need? Kids love this stuff, so do adults. Excellent for a substantial snack after school, tailgate party, picnic, appetizer at a fancy party.
This is "too good" for kids! If the idea of prunes in a Christmas dessert give you the willies, substitute raisins, figs, dried cranberries or cherries (not all at once, but hey--that might be good!). Works for breakfast, too, for overnight guests during the holidays.
Mother-in-law made this for our Thanksgiving weekend wedding rehearsal, back in 1978. It has been a part of our holiday menu every year since then---with a few additions, substitutions and tweaking over the years. Try some of the optional ingredients, too!
Just like Gramma used to make on the old wood-burning stove! Excellent to serve with bacon and eggs for breakfast or as a side-dish for a light supper during Advent. Similar to hash-browns ONLY BETTER!
A tangy-sweet staple of our Thanksgiving menu OR a delicious addition to special occasion breakfasts. Really gets the gastric juices flowing! The color is dazzling--serve in a pedestal compote to show it off!
The fragrance of this recipe cooking will be all the notice you'll have to give that "Supper's ready!" Hungry eaters will magically appear, asking to help set the table. The recipe is written for ONE serving, adjust to fit the number of eaters you're serving.
The original recipe comes from Susan Branch's "Christmas" book. This has become our traditional holiday side dish for Christmas and New Year's Day breakfasts. Use a different type of mustard to punch up the flavor.
Monday is "muffins for breakfast" at our house, so we've tried lots of recipes! This one is at the top of the "Keepers" list. Dipping the muffin tops in butter and then sugar gives them a finished (and tasty) appearance.
Fresh, tart apples from the orchard and some freshly-dug carrots, onions and garlic from the garden will give this stewy-soup a real punch of vitality! We butcher our own chickens, too, so this is VERY fresh!
Breakfast will NEVER be the same once you've tried these little gems! Excellent as leftovers the next morning, too, with a dab of butter. The original recipe came from a Reiman publication (Taste of Home?), but I'm never happy leaving a recipe as-is, gotta do my own thing.
Time saving tip: Gather a hand-ful of quart-size zipper bags. Haul out the dry ingredients and measure & sift into bags. Label bag "Pancake Mix" and store in a cool, dark cabinet. At meal-time, combine one bag with wet ingredients. Make up a bunch of bags at once, breakfast will come together that much quicker!
The original for this recipe came in the box with a blender we received as a wedding present back in 1978. I've tweaked it into solid breakfast perfection!