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Dec 28, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
Easy and delicious TNT New Years for Luck recipes from our recipe family.  Recipes are made with ingredients found in most pantries.   

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Recipes for Prosperity & Luck | New Years Recipes
New Years Cabbage Soup #1 Recipe | New Years Spinach Balls Recipe | New Years Spinach Pinwheels Recipe | New Years  Spinach Pinwheels Recipe | New Years Spinach Casserole Recipe | New Years Spinach Stuffed Baked Tomatoes Recipe | New Years Creamed Spinach Recipe | New Years Baked Spinach and Cheese Recipe | New Years Spinach Casserole #2 Recipe | New Years Spinach Squares Recipe | New Years Fresh Spinach Salad Recipe | New Years Spinach Casserole #2 Recipe | New Years Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe | New Years Spinach Squares Recipe | New Years Kale Soup Recipe | New Years Kale Southern Style Recipe | New Years Kale Southern Style Recipe | New Years Diet Cabbage with Tomatoes Recipe | New Years Refrigerator Cabbage Salad Recipe | New Years Pork and Kale Dinner Recipe | New Years Pork and Kale Dinner Recipe | Black Eyed Pea Pie Recipe

Other Recipes | Appetizers
Pickled Shrimp Recipe | Sweet N Sour Sausage Bits Recipe | Sweet 'N Sour Sausage Balls Recipe | Bacon Crisps Recipe |

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Another Southern tradition in the US eating greens such as cabbage, collard greens, mustard greens, kale or spinach to bring money for the next year.

(See yesterday's newsletter for recipes to bring luck in 2015.)  
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Traditional New Years Day Bring Luck and Money Recipes

New Years Luck and Prosperity Cabbage Soup #1 Recipe

2 pounds stew meat
1 lg. cabbage
2 cans lg. tomato juice, sauce or paste
2 onions, diced
Sour salt or lemon juice to taste
1/2 c. sugar to taste

Fill large soup pot with water. Bring water and meat to a boil, and skim top. Cut cabbage into strips. Add all ingredients, adding salt, pepper, sugar and lemon to taste. Cook several hours.
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New Years Luck & Prosperity Spinach Balls Recipe

3 (10 ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach
1 large pkg. Pepperidge Farm herb seasoned stuffing mix
1 lb. Mozzarella cheese, grated
8 eggs, well beaten
2 large onions, chopped
1 c. melted margarine
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. garlic powder

Mix all ingredients. Form into small balls. Place on cookie sheet and freeze. When frozen, place in Ziploc bag until needed. Bake frozen for 20 minutes at 375°.
Makes 30 balls.
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New Years Luck & Prosperity Spinach Pinwheels Recipe

2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained (squeeze in paper towels; do not cook)
1/2 pkg. Ranch style dressing (dry, party dip style)
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz.) container light sour cream
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies
3 green onions, chopped
1 pkg. (8 to 10, 8 to 10-inch) flour tortillas

Mix together all ingredients except tortillas. Spread some mixture on tortillas to within 3/4-inch of edges. Carefully roll up. Refrigerate covered or wrapped in plastic wrap overnight. Cut into 1/2-inch slices to serve this appetizer.
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New Years Luck and Prosperity Spinach Casserole Recipe

2 pkgs. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
1 pkg. Lipton's onion soup mix
1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream

Cook spinach as directed on package until tender. Drain. Add dry onion soup mix to spinach. Combine. Add sour cream to mixture and stir. Place in ungreased casserole. Heat, uncovered at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture bubbles. Serves 6. Great "do ahead" dish to pop in the oven just before serving.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
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New Years Spinach Stuffed Baked Tomatoes Recipe

4 med. tomatoes
1/8 tsp. salt
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, cooked
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 tsp. grated onion
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Slice off top of each tomato; scoop out some of the pulp, leaving shells intact. Sprinkle shells with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Invert on paper towels to drain. Drain cooked spinach. Press out excess liquid with back of spoon. Put spinach in blender or food processor and add 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and remaining ingredients. Pulse several times or until mixture is well blended. Fill tomato shells with spinach mixture. Place in a 1 quart casserole and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until heated.
Yield: 4 servings.
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New Years Creamed Spinach Recipe

1 pkg. frozen spinach, chopped
4 slices of bacon, finely chopped
1 med onion, very finely chopped
2 tbsp. flour
1/8 tsp. pepper, fresh ground
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
1 c. milk

Cook spinach according to directions. Drain very dry. Fry bacon and onions together until onions are tender, about 10 minutes. Add flour, seasoned salt, pepper and garlic. Blend thoroughly. Slowly add milk; cook and stir until thickened. Add spinach and mix thoroughly.
Serves 4.
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New Years Baked Spinach and Cheese Recipe

2 bags fresh spinach
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
4 tbsp. shortening
1/2 tsp. paprika
4 eggs
2 c. milk
1 c. grated cheese
1 tsp. salt

Chop spinach fine, add parsley, cook in shortening 10 minutes. Add well-beaten eggs to milk, pour over spinach. Add cheese and seasoning, turn into greased baking dish. Bake at 350 to 400 degrees for 1/2 hour.
Makes 6 Servings
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New Years Fresh Spinach Salad Recipe

1 lb. fresh spinach
4 or 5 fresh mushrooms
Slivered Parmesan cheese
Virgin olive oil
Garlic red wine vinegar

Wash and drain spinach. Chop very fine. Slice mushrooms very thin; add to spinach. Add slivered Parmesan cheese (do not use grated Parmesan cheese unless necessary). Add olive oil, one teaspoon at a time, tossing until spinach looks wet. Add vinegar to taste. Serve at once.
Makes 4 Servings
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New Years Spinach Casserole #2 Recipe

3/4 lb. bulk sausage (I prefer Jimmy Dean's)
1 (16 oz.) loaf frozen bread
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach
8 oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese

Thaw dough and spinach overnight in refrigerator. Drain spinach well. Cook and drain sausage; set aside. Roll dough into 15x8 rectangle. Sprinkle cheese over dough. Top with sausage and spinach. Seal long sides together, then seal ends. Place loaf on greased baking sheet. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with seed, if desired. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees. Let stand for 5 minutes.
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New Years Spinach Squares Recipe

4 tbsp. butter
3 eggs
1 c. flour
1 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 lb. grated cheddar
20 oz. cooked spinach
1 tbsp. chopped onion
Seasoned salt (opt.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in 9 x 13 inch baking dish in oven. Remove dish. Beat eggs well, then add flour, milk, salt and baking powder. Mix well. Add cheese, spinach, onion and mix well. Spoon into dish and level off. Sprinkle with seasoned salt if desired. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and cut into squares.
Makes 4 Servings
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New Years Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls Recipe

12 lg. cabbage leaves
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 c. cooked rice
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
3/4 c. water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. leaf thyme
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Wash cabbage leaves. Boil 4 cups water. Turn off heat. Soak leaves in water for 5 minutes. Remove, drain and cool. Combine ground meat; rice, salt, pepper, thyme, nutmeg and cinnamon. Place 2 tablespoons meat mixture on each leaf and roll firmly. Stack in electric slow cooker. Combine tomato paste and water; pour over stuffed cabbage. Cover. Cook on low setting for 8-10 hours.
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New Years Kale Soup Recipe

1/4 c. olive oil
2 lg. potatoes, about 1 lb.
2 c. kale leaves, shredded fine
1 tsp. salt, or to taste

Cook the potatoes in 5 cups of water until they are tender. Mash the potatoes coarsely in the liquid. Bring the mixture to a boil, add the kale and boil for 5 minutes or until the kale is tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 4.
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New Years Pork and Kale Dinner Recipe

3-4 fresh pork hocks
2 lb. kale greens, fresh, frozen, canned
1 med. diced onion
1/2 c. uncooked barley
Salt & Pepper to taste

Simmer pork, onion, salt and pepper until meat falls off bone. Add kale. Simmer 1/2 hour. Add barley. Simmer until done, 1/2 hour. Traditionally served with fried whole potatoes. Use small unpeeled potatoes. Boil until done; skin. Fry in butter until browned.
Yield: 4 servings.
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New Years Pork and Kale Dinner Recipe

2 lbs. Kale
2 slices bacon, diced
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1/2 c. water
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. ground pepper to taste
4 lemon wedges

Wash Kale thoroughly and strip leaves from the tough center ribs and cut out any blemished areas. In a heavy skillet, lightly brown the bacon. Add the onion, Kale, water, bay leaf, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf and serve with lemon wedges.
Yield: 4 servings.
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New Years Diet Cabbage with Tomatoes Recipe

2 med. onions, sliced
Artificial sweetener to equal 1 tbsp. sugar
1 med. cabbage, shredded
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. caraway seeds
1 to 2 tbsp. vinegar
1/2 c. water
3 lg. tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp. flour

In deep saucepan, sauté onions in small amount of bouillon. Sauté until soft and golden. Sprinkle with sugar. Add cabbage, salt, caraway, vinegar, and water. Simmer, covered, over low heat for 30 minutes. Add tomatoes and simmer, covered for 15 minutes more. Mix flour with 2 to 3 tablespoons of pan liquid. Make a smooth paste. Stir into cabbage. Cook, uncovered, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
Makes 4-6 Servings
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New Years Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Place in crock pot in order:
3 carrots, cut in 3 inch pieces
3-4 lb. corned beef brisket
2-3 med. onions, quartered
1-2 c. water
1/2 sm. cabbage, cut in wedges

Add cabbage to liquid, pushing down to moisten, after 6 hours on low or 3 hours on high. Cover and cook 10-12 hours on low, 5-6 hours on high. To prepare more cabbage, cook separately in skillet. Remove 1 cup of broth from crock pot during last hour of cooking. Pour over cabbage wedges in skillet. Cover and cook 20-30 minutes.
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New Years Refrigerator Cabbage Salad Recipe

1 med. head cabbage
4 carrots
2 red peppers
2 green peppers
2 lg. onions
2 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. salt
2 c. white vinegar
2-1/2 c. sugar

Chop or grind the cabbage, carrots, peppers and onions. Add celery seed and salt and soak in cold water for 2 hours. Drain well. Mix vinegar and sugar and pour over ingredients. Store in refrigerator and use as needed. Recipe is 50 years old. The longer it sets, the better it gets.
Makes 4 Servings
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Tona shared this great recipe in 2007 and it is another great way to use blackeye peas.
Robbie IN

Black Eyed Jambalaya Recipe

2 pounds ground beef
2 cans black-eyed peas, drained
1 small onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 hot pepper, diced
8 strips bacon, divided
3 cups cooked rice

Brown ground beef, onion, bell pepper and hot pepper; add small amount of water as it starts to fry. When meat is brown, add black-eyed peas. Cook beef and peas about 10 minutes.

Add cooked rice; mix well. Put mixture in baking dish. Fry 5 bacon strips extra dry; crumble on top of jambalaya. Place remaining bacon (3 strips) on top of casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.
Robbie IN
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Tomorrow will be more recipes for New Years.
Tomorrow the newsletter will have recipes for pork and Sauerkraut. A German and Pennsylvania Dutch tradition is to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day for good luck.




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Here is another winner for eating black eyed peas for luck on New Years day. No one will suspect it has any black eyed peas in it. This pie is so good.
Lisa TX

Black Eyed Pea Pie Recipe

1 can black-eyed peas, drained and pureed
3/4 c. butter, softened
3 eggs
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 c. whole milk
1 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 c. chopped pecans
1 prepared pie crust

Beat peas and butter in bowl. Stir in rest of ingredients. Pour into crust. Bake 55 to 60 minutes at 350°. Cool. Cover and store in refrigerator.
Lisa TX
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This appetizer is the popular one I've ever made, and is one that can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated.

Pickled Shrimp Recipe

2 lbs. cooked medium shrimp
2 onions, sliced
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 cup French salad dressing
1 box pickling spice
Bay leaves

Arrange shrimp, onion slices and 5 or 6 bay leaves in a crockery, or glass container; repeat until all shrimp and onions are used. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over shrimp and onions. Cover and refrigerator. Do not mix for 24 hours. Stir once a day for 3 to 4 days. Serve shrimp and onions with cocktail picks for spearing.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Hello Nancy,
When I was a youngster 7 or 8 years old and would have a sore throat or what they called the croup, my grandmother made a solution she called Vinegar Stew and had us kids drink some of it as hot as we could stand it. I know it had water, vinegar, lots of butter and some sugar, salt and pepper. If anyone can remember this stew and how it was mixed, I'd like to have the recipe. Any consideration would be appreciated.
Millie from MO

I need a recipe for meatballs in a crockpot. I think it has some sort of jelly in the recipe.

I would like to wish Nancy and all the Nancylanders a Very Happy New Year. I hope the year 2015 will be happy and healthy for you and yours. Looking forward to spending another year with you and trying out all the great recipes!
Judy (in Alaska)

This is a great New Year's Eve appetizer, that we enjoy, and the rest of the family likewise.

Sweet N Sour Sausage Bits Recipe

1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tbsp. flour
2 tsp. dry mustard
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 lb. small smoked sausage links or cocktail franks, heated

Blend brown sugar, flour and mustard in saucepan. Stir in pineapple juice, vinegar and soy sauce. Cook, stirring over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Serve hot over warm sausage links.
Judy (in Alaska)
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I really like this tangy appetizer, as it can be made ahead and reheated before serving.

Sweet 'N Sour Sausage Balls Recipe

2 lbs. bulk mild pork sausage
1 cup catsup
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup wine vinegar
2 tsp. ground ginger

Shape sausage into bite-sized balls and brown on all sides. Mix and heat remaining ingredients in saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. When sausage is fully cooked, place in a glass bowl and pour sauce over. Marinate at least 24 hours in refrigerator. Reheat and serve hot from chafing dish with cocktail picks.
Judy (in Alaska)
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A tasty quick snack that is sure to be a hit with guests.

Bacon Crisps Recipe

2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp. dry mustard
11 slices lean bacon

Line a 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan with foil. In small bowl, mix brown sugar and mustard. Spread half the mixture evenly on pan. Place bacon slices over mixture and top with remaining sugar mixture. Bake 30 minutes at 350, or until bacon is crisp. Transfer onto waxed paper with tongs or meat fork. Cool. Break each slice of bacon into 5 pieces.

Store in airtight container in refrigerator, can store for 1 week.
Judy (in Alaska)
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I was fortunate to receive a Hamilton Beach 4 Qt. Slow cooker for Christmas but it only came with a pamphlet telling how to use it. There were no recipes included. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a manual available for it with maybe some recipes.
Grandma O

Here is some recipes for a Hamilton Beech Slow Cooker.  It has recipes for several sizes of slow cookers.
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