Tomato Soup Salad

Want to save some time on a four course meal by combining the soup and salad courses? Here’s your chance. Use this tomato soup salad recipe to get the job done.

1 can tomato soup
1 3-oz box lemon jello
1 c cottage cheese
1 c Miracle Whip salad dressing
1/2 c chopped celery
1/2 c chopped green olives
1/2 c chopped onions

Heat the tomato soup and then add the lemon jello. Stir until the jello is dissolved and then add all of the other ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Rabarber Suppe

It may be a little early weather-wise for some of you to start thinking about harvesting fresh rhubarb, but with the high 70’s and low 80’s we’ve been experiencing, my mouth is watering. Here’s an old Norwegian recipe for rhubarb soup (rabarber suppe).

1 lb rhubarb
2 qt water
1-1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
Sugar to taste
1 egg yolk
1/2 c thick cream

Cut rhubarb in small pieces. Cook until soft, rub through sieve and return to fire. Add cornstarch which has been mixed with a little cold water. Cook until clear and thickened. Add sugar and beat in cream which has been whipped with egg yolk. Serve with rusks.

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Greek Kapusta Soup

With quite a  few packages of cabbage in the freezer, I am always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy one of my favorite vegetables. Here’s an easy recipe for a cabbage soup.

1 head cabbage, shredded
2 onions
1 green pepper
3 slices bacon
2 cans stewed tomatoes
2 cans pork and beans

Cover shredded cabbage with 2 inches of water; cook. Saute onion, pepper and bacon. Add to cooked cabbage. Add tomatoes and pork and beans. Simmer for 1-1/2 hours.

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Elephant Tracks

Call them elephant tracks or elephant ears, they’re good eats!

1 c scalded milk
4 tsp shortening
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 pkgs dry yeast
1/2 c lukewarm water
2 eggs, beaten
5 c flour

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Combine milk, shortening, sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm. Add yeast and eggs. Stir in part of the flour and BEAT VIGOROUSLY, (this is important) and add rest of flour. Dough should be soft. Turn out on well floured board and let rise 10 minutes. Roll dough to about 8×12 inches, about 1/4 inch thick. Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixed together. Roll up like jelly roll and cut in 1/2 inch slices. Roll and slice on waxed paper covered with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Turn slices over and over, rolling each side until very thin. Put on greased baking sheets and let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately.

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Diabetic Baking Powder Biscuits

Besides being a waffle lover, I’m also attracted to baking powder biscuits. Here’s a good recipe for other diabetics as well as all baking powder biscuit enthusiasts.

1 c all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
6 Tbsp milk

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. With a pastry blender cut in butter or margarine. Add milk and stir until flour mixture is dampened.Drop batter on lightly greased cookie sheet (1/4 cup measure). Bake at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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Diabetic Waffles

Being a waffle lover and a diabetic, I was overjoyed to run across this recipe for diabetic waffles and want to share it with others.

1-1/2 c sifted flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 c skim milk or dry milk
Sugar substitute equal to 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 c water
3 Tbsp melted butter or margarine

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl beat eggs, skim milk, sweetener, water and melted shortening until smooth. stir together egg and flour mixture until all flour is wet and batter is almost smooth. Allowing 1/4 cup batter for each waffle (makes around 10 waffles).

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Pull-Apart Meatloaf

Looking for a different way to fix meatloaf? Try this pull-apart recipe and method.

5 lbs ground beef
2 pkg onion soup mix
4 c bread crumbs
4 eggs
1 can evaporated milk

In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together and divide in half. Form one-half of the mixture into patties. These may be made ahead of time. Brush both sides of each patty with barbecue sauce and stack 8 to 12 patties end-to-end of a 5 x 9 inch loaf pan. Top with additional sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done. No need to cut; each serving will pull apart.

You could freeze the remaining half of the mixture for future use or you could make Orange Glaze Meatloaf:

Using the other half of the mixture, form into loaf pan and bake 1/2 hour at 350 degrees. Glaze with a mixture of 1 cup orange marmalade and 1/4 cup orange juice and bake at 350 degrees for the last 1/2 hour.

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