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  • Dixie Ryan: Snowed in, I explore my recipe box

  • Since the two big snowstorms we have had I have gotten myself into so much trouble. I imagine the “Bear” is in Heaven laughing his behind off if he is able to watch me.

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  • Since the two big snowstorms we have had I have gotten myself into so much trouble. I imagine the “Bear” is in Heaven laughing his behind off if he is able to watch me.
    Yesterday I was supposed to go to church for a potluck and the performance of the Oak Grove High School Swing Choir. They come to our church once a year and perform and have admitted they love to come because we have such good food.
    They are a great group, very talented and it so nice to see good kids sharing their talent. We always hear the bad stuff but not so often the good. It is a wonderful treat.
    Anyway, I  backed my car out of the garage and it was only the second time I have had it out of the garage in almost a month. Guess you know what I am going to share with you. I backed it out and right into a big snow drift. Several hours later I paid out $75 to get it towed out. All the kids and even the tow truck driver were laughing at my talent.
    I am banned from the garage for a week or so and have to drive down from the top of the driveway and make a straight run out to the road. Oh, well, you can’t win them all.
    When going through the recipes (I have many) I found a new recipe that I tried and they were great.
    Hamburger Cupcakes
    1 pound hamburger
    1 can mushroom soup
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 egg, beaten
    1/2 cup grated cheese
    1/2 cup bread crumbs
    Salt
    Pepper
    Seasons to your taste
    16-18 slices bread, buttered
    Combine all ingredients and mix well. Trim crusts off bread slices. Place slices, buttered side down, in muffin tins and shape in. Fill will meat mixture (full). Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Freezes well and are good cold. Kids love them (even  big kids).
     
    Hamloaf
    2 pounds smoked ham, ground
    1 pound fresh shoulder pork-ground
    2 eggs
    1 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
    1 cup milk
    Sauce:
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 tablespoon mustard
    3/4 cup water
    1/3 cup vinegar
    Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Then reduce to 300 degrees for 1 1/4 hours. Baste sauce over loaf. Simmer sauce while you make loaf.
     
    One Dish Meal
    6-7 potatoes
    1 pound hamburger
    1 can green beans
    1 cup minute rice
    1 can green beans
    2-3 carrots
    1 can mushroom soup
    1 can water
    Salt
    Page 2 of 2 - Pepper
    Cook and drain hamburger. Peel and slice potatoes and place in bottom of greased casserole. Lay the rest of the ingredients in given order. If it looks too dry add another can of mushroom soup or extra water. Bake one hour or until carrots and potatoes are tender. Mix and serve.
     
    Enjoy the somewhat warmer weather and I will see you next week.
    Dixie Ryan lives in Odessa and has enjoyed sharing her cooking talents and secrets with readers for many years.
     
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