FRIENDSHIP TEA…UNIQUE IDEA!

From the recipe memories of my Mother’s friend…Violet “Toots” DeNio

2 Cups Tang

1/2 Cup instant tea

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

1 1/2 sugar-optional

1 pkg Lemonade mix..unsweetened.

USE 1/2 TSP.  OF ABOVE MIX OR MORE TO TASTE – TO 1 CUP BOILING WATER

You may acquire so many new friendships with this lovely offering, you’ll have to bake some cookies.

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Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck

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Tender Chicken & Rice Casserole

This little recipe is written on a piece of note paper and it’s all ragged around the edges as if it’s been handled a bit. However, it’s in my Mother’s handwriting, so I know it’s a good one.

1  7 oz pkg Minute Rice

1  Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup

1 Can Milk (soup can)

Mix together & pour into 9×13 dish.

Over the top, lay pieces of uncooked chicken.  Sprinkle 1 pkg. dried onion soup mix over the chicken.

Cover with aluminum foil & seal the edges.

Bake 2 hours @ 350 Deg.

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Evelyn’s Classic Beef Jerky

This recipe card is dated December 10, 1989. Aunt Evelyn was a farmer’s wife and a good cook. I haven’t tried this Beef Jerky but here’s the recipe for you just in case your man loves this stuff as much as mine does.

3-5 lbs very lean round steak

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 TBLSP liquid smoke

1 TBLSP salt

1 tsp garlic powder

A1 sauce…a little bit

1 cup warm water..mix together

Slice beef into strips 1/4 ” thick 1/2″ wide and about 4-5 ” long. Roll it thin with a rolling pin. Cut across grain of meat for crisp jerky.

Marinate in covered container several hours or overnight. Drain and pat dry w/paper toweling. Heat dry (about 175 deg) until it gets crispy according to your wishes. (Check it often) Seal in plastic bags.

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Jeanette’s Perfect Veggie Pizza

When the next door neighbor is a good friend and a good cook, you’ve got it made.

2 pkg Crescent rolls (Unroll & line jelly roll pan. )Bake at 350 deg.

8 – 12 minutes. Press gently if puffed up.

Mix together

1 # Cream cheese

1/2 Cup Mayonnaise

1/2 Cup Sour Cream

1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

Spread on Crust

Chop Fine 1/2 Cup each of the following;

Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrots, Green Pepper, Green Onions, (Tomato & Mushroom if desired)

Mix the above vegetables together and sprinkle over the top

Sprinkle 3/4 to 1 Cup sharp grated cheddar cheese over top.

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Rum Balls…Mmmm

Haven’t made these in a long, long time. My recipe dates back to the forties. Might be just what you’d like to try. Let me know how it works out for you.

1/2 lb. Vanilla Wafers

1 Cup pwd. Sugar

2 TBLSP Cocoa

1 Cup finely chopped nuts (preferably pecans)

1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup

1/4 Cup Rum

DIRECTIONS

Roll wafers into very fine crumbs. Mix with cup of pwd. sugar & cocoa. Add chopped nuts, syrup, and rum. Stir until blended with a stiff texture. Shape into 1 inch balls. Let stand 1 hour and roll in pwd. sugar and put nut on top. Put sugar on hands when shaping balls. Keep in tightly closed can for three days before using.

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Mrs. Quickel’s Orange Fluff Pie (no.3)

Do just as she says, and everything should come out just right.

1 can frozen Orange juice. Add 1 can cold water, 1/2 cup sugar. Heat to near boiling point. Pour over 1 pkg lemon Jello. Let this partly set. Add 1 can (tall) chilled Carnation Milk (whipped). Fold whipped milk gently into partly set Jello. Pour into baked pie shell & place in refrig for a few hours to set up.

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Mrs. Quickel’s Baked Cranberries (no.1)

Florence Quickel and her husband were friends of my parents when I was a young girl. I remember going to their home on a little lake called Ambrose Lake north of the town where I grew to adulthood. The handwritten letter that contained four recipes and a note to my Mother was apparently written at or near the time of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I will post her note after the last recipe which will be Apricot Squares. Hope you take the time to read it. I will record her recipes just as she has written them.

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In a shallow pan place 1 lb Cranberries, 2 1/4 C. sugar. Place in oven about 375 deg. & bake till soft. (watch carefully)

Take shallow small pan & take 1 tablsp creamery butter & toast 1 cup broken pieces of walnuts. (this can be done in oven at same time you bake cran.) This needs watching because it will burn very quickly.

When cran. are cooked, add the nuts, 1 cup orange marmalade, juice of 1 lemon.

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Wholesome Cottage Cheese Jello Salad

This is the one the lady who gave us the Fruit Salad, was speaking about. She said she was going to try it someday when she had guests. Remember that? This is a wonderful salad for guests and also for family. It looks pretty too!

1 pkg Lemon Jello regular size

1 pkg lime Jello regular size

1 Cup Hot water

Mix thoroughly

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1 Cup Salad Dressing (not mayonnaise)

1 regular size pkg Cottage Cheese small curd. (not small pkg and not large)

Mix together with Jello/hot water – mix well – Place in refrigerator until set

Meanwhile

1 Green Pepper Ground

1 Small Onion Ground

3 Medium size Carrots Ground

Now

When Jello mixture you’ve put in the refrigerator is set, beat it with a mixer until it looks beaten. Add ground vegetables. Mix thoroughly. Place in refrigerator until ready to eat. If you shake it and it just sits there..it’s ready.

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Elegant Fruit Salad – A Favorite Dish

Another note from one of my favorite recipe sharers…(is that a word?)

She writes………….

“This fruit salad is quite a favorite dish. I forgot to say that the oranges and pineapples should be drained somewhat as it would become too sloppy. To be at its best the sour cream dressing should not be too thin. I have found that if I don’t tell people it’s sour cream dressing they eat it & really like it. When I tell them what it is they don’t believe it. I’m going to try that cottage cheese salad recipe you gave me one of these week-ends when we have guests.”

1 can Mandarin orange sections

1 can tidbit pineapple

3/4 cup coconut

1/2 cup nut meats (preferably pecans)

3/4 cup commercial sour cream.

Mix & let stand several hours before serving.

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