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Family Fact Sheets
Included in this section are of course, more family-oriented recipes. If you try and enjoy them, please let me know. If you have a family traditional recipe you would like to add, feel free to send it in. Just don't forget the "family story" :) Karen Z
"Best Dope Ever"
This is a passed-down recipe from the wife of a cousin, (Maxine Parker) whom we would not have known had it not been for doing genealogy. After you try it, you, too, will say, "It pays to know your family!" Ha!
Brown in Skillet:
1 1/2 # Ground Beef
Cook 1 pkg. medium noodles in salted Water.
Add 1 can Mushrooms (stems & pieces) - salt & pepper to Noodles.
Mix above ingredients together -- place in casseroles and cover with 2 cans mushroom soup.
Put slices of Velveeta cheese on top.
Cover and bake one half hour, at 350 degrees.
Uncover the last 15 minutes to brown.
Our family had a restaurant (Zach's) in Crawfordsville for many years. Thelma Davis, one of our favorite customers gave me this recipe.
20-oz., 1 pkg. Broccoli, frozen
Cook broccoli in salted water.
Mix all ingredients.
Put in a greased covered casserole.
Bake until it bubbles (about 20 minutes) at 350 degrees.
Top with buttered crumbs or crumbled potato chips.
Margaret McKinney, our right-hand woman for many years at the restaurant I mentioned above gave me this recipe.
1 C. Water
Mix together -- do not cook macaroni -- let stand in refrigerator overnight.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour.
My fantastic mother-in-law, Joan Zach gave me this recipe. It's SCRUMPTIOUS!!!
8 slices day old white bread
Butter 2 slices bread.
Cut in 1/2" cubes and set aside.
Cut remaining bread in 1" cubes.
Place half of unbuttered cubes in bottom of 8 x 8 x 2 baking dish.
Combine chicken, vegetables, mayonnaise and seasongins.
Spoon over bread crumbs.
Sprinkle remaining unbuttered cubes over chicken.
Combine eggs and milk. Pour over all.
Cover and chill 1 hour or overnight.
Spoon soup over top.
Sprinkle with buttered cubes.
Bake in slow oven at 325 degrees for 50 minutes or until set.
Sprinkle cheese over top last few minutes of baking.
Thrice Baked "Chinese Casserole"
If I remember the story right, Jim's cousin, a daughter of Fay and Maxine Parker created this recipe for the State Fair and was the Champion. I don't particulary like Chinese, but this is GOOD!!!!!!
Stir together and very lightly brown:
1 # Ground Beef
1/2 C. Uncooked Rice
Add no more seasonings.
Bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees in a covered pan.
Uncover and bake 30 more minutes.
Cover with Chinese noodles
Bake 15 more minutes.
"Dried Beef Casserole"
Although I'm not really sure where I got this recipe, it was probably from my mother, because she was the Dried Beef Queen. What creativity!
1 Large Pkg. Dried Beef
In a greased baking dish, mix soup and milk.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
I think I got this recipe from my mother-in-law, but for sure, as a child, it was probably my daughter, Suzie's favorite meal.
1# Fresh Ground Pork
mix together and form balls.
1/2 C. Brown Sugar, mixed with 1 tsp. dry mustard
Pour over balls.
Bake 375 degrees for 1 hour -- baste a few times. Serves between 4 and 6.
-- a family favorite of the Hammer family (thanks to Jim, one of my Montgomery County historical FB buds) -- click the name above to find the cute and yummy recipe !!
"One-Skillet Meat Ball Meal"
Again, I'm not sure where I got this recipe, either, but I like it! After I've thought about this one, I think one of our long-time employees at our restaurant, Margaret McKinney gave it to me!
1 # Ground Beef
Combine and roll into meatballs. Brown in Skillet. Using 3 T. Bacon Drippings.
Cover and cook for 30 minutes over a low heat.
Cook slowly until potatoes are done.
POTATO CASSEROLE - quick & easy
My very good friend and great cook, Linda Friars gave me this one.
1 # bag hash browns
Bake 1 hour at 350.
Add 2 Cups of Corn Flakes crushed on the top. YUM
This was Mrs. Kathy Baxter's Recipe in our son's 3rd Grade Cookbook. It has been a favorite ever since and that's a LONG time ago - he's 46 :)
Cook 14-oz Spaghetti until done. Mix with: 1 Cup Milk and 2 beaten eggs.
Place evenly in a jelly roll pan or better yet a longer pan like that but with higher sides.
Spread a 32-oz. jar Ragu sauce over the spaghetti. I actually mix a small Ragu and small Prego together and use.
Top with 1/2 lb raw hamburger (know this says raw but don't think I've ever used raw on it - I brown mine first). Pepperoni slices all over and 2 Cups shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes. DELICIOUS & feeds 6-8.
"Turkey Crunch Casserole"
Who only knows where I got this, perhaps from my mother-in-law, or my cousin, Betty Morgan Devitt -- whoever gave it to me, IT IS REALLY GOOD!!!!
3 C. Cooked Diced Turkey
Then toss in:
Add to top:
Mix together ingredients -- add soup, milk and mayo. Toss with turkey mixture. Put in 2-qt. casserole. Sprinkle with noodles. Bake 350 degrees 30 minutes. Can use chicken.
I got this, oh, about 1975, at a Morgan Reunion from Betty Morgan Devitt. It's been one of my favorite recipes since then.
2 C. Turkey cut in small pieces
1 small can Mushrooms
Heat to boiling and add green beans, turkey and small can of pimento, if desired.
Prepare 1 C. Rice per recipe on box (Uncle Ben's converted rice works best). Put in bottom of casserole and pour turkey mixture on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
I like this one because you can fix it in the microwave.
Brown hamburger, drain. Mix hamburger, refried beans and tomato sauce and seasoning. Place chips in bottom of 9 x 13 pan, put hamburger mixture over chips. Microwave until heated through. Put cheese and more chips on top. Microwave until cheese is melted. Put lettuce and tomatoes on top and add taco sauce or sour cream to serve.
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