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September 20, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes -  Cheese Grits Souffle Recipe | Grits and Ham with Red Eye Gravy Recipe | Grits Cornbread Recipe | Cube Steak Stew Recipe | Cube Steak Stroganoff Recipe | Cube Steaks and Mushrooms Recipe | Baked Spam Recipe | Fried Rice with Spam Recipe | Spam Barbecue Sandwiches Recipe | Green Chili Spam Casserole Recipe | Caesar Salad with Tortellini Recipe | Broccoli Tortellini Salad Recipe | Apple Crunch Recipe | Leftover tips

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Thanks to Oma New Orleans for all the great recipes using grits that appeared in yesterday's newsletter. I can not wait to try them all. Please share any more recipes you have.
Robbie In

Cheese Grits Souffle Recipe

1 c. hominy grits, quick cooking
4 c. boiling water
Salt to taste
3 lg. eggs, separated
1/2 stick butter
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Cayenne pepper to taste

Pour grits into boiling salted water in a heavy pan. Stir constantly until thick and perfectly smooth. Add butter, stir and remove from stove. Add cheese, cayenne and egg yolks. Cool a bit. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into grit mixture, leaving large pieces of egg white showing. Pour into 1 1/2 quart buttered casserole. Bake 375 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes until top is golden brown and firm in middle.
Makes 4 servings
Oma in New Orleans
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Grits and Ham with Red Eye Gravy Recipe

1 c. white quick hominy grits
1-1/2 lb. country-style ham, sliced 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
1/2 cup coffee

Prepare 6 servings of grits according to package directions. Cut ham into 6 pieces. In heavy skillet, cook ham over medium-high heat until browned. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Reserve 2 teaspoons drippings in skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Add coffee to skillet, stirring rapidly to loosen bits of ham from bottom of skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon over hot cooked grits. Serve with ham.
Serves 6.
Oma in New Orleans
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Grits Cornbread Recipe

1/2 c. cooked grits
1 1/2 c. self-rising meal mix
1 egg, beaten
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. butter, melted

Combine above ingredients and pour into a hot greased 8 inch baking pan or iron skillet. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Oma in New Orleans
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My Birthday Surprise
Yesterday I sent out an email saying the newsletter would be posted on Tuesday instead of Monday. I was very tired from playing mahjongg, working and eating out. After I sent the message out, I turned off the computer and went to bed.

A short time later my door bell rang and there was loud knocking at my front door. I usually don't open the door after dark to anyone unless they have called me before hand. I went the kitchen window and there with my two cats we tried to see who was knocking on the door. It was too dark to see them clearly but I could see two figures in dark clothes outside. About that time a very bright light flashed on me and the two cats as we were peering out the window. I couldn't see anything because of the brightness of the light. Again, there was a loud knock at the door. I was terrified to open the door but did. With the storm door locked, I asked who was there and two voices stated they were to police. I asked to see their badges and they showed them to me. It was beyond me why the police were at my door. I haven't even gotten as much as a parking ticket in the past 40 years.

They asked me if I was OK. I said yes and asked them why they were asking. They stated that someone had just gotten an email from me and was worried my welfare. A person had emailed them and wanted to police to do a welfare check on me. They asked if anyone else was in the house. I told them no. They said they say three sets of eyes in the kitchen window. I told them two of the sets of eyes belonged to my cats but they didn't believe me. They came into the house to check it out and sure enough two sets of kitty eyes were still looking out the kitchen window watching what was going on outside.

After the inital shock I calmed down a bit until one policeman said, "We have done welfare checks on other elderly in this neighborhood before. I was a bit annoyed they considered me elderly. I had never been referred to as elderly before. I told them I was OK, WASN'T elderly and they could leave any time. Boy it was a shock to my system and a big disappointment to learn I am not only 72 years old but became elderly person the same day, LOL.

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This is the first time I have added recipes to this site. Hope these can help someone. These are some recipes my mother gave me when I first had an apartment. That was many years ago.

Hope I didn't sent too many at one time. I have more if anyone is interested. They are all recipes that I used when I had little money to spend on food.

Cube Steak Stew Recipe

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds cube steak, cut into bite sized pieces
1 large onion
1 tablespoon red wine or cider vinegar
2 cans, 16 ounces each, small new potatoes
2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
1 package mushroom gravy mix
1/4 cup water or broth
salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet over medium high heat, brown the beef and onions quickly in hot oil. Transfer to the crock pot; add vinegar to skillet and scrape browned bits up with a spatula; add to crock pot. Add potatoes and corn, then sprinkle with gravy mix; pour water over all and mix to combine. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Serves 4
Alice in Kansas
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Cube Steak Stroganoff Recipe

1 medium white onion, chopped
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 pound sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 pounds cube steak, cut in 1 inch strips
1 cup beef broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup sour cream

Saute the onion in 1 tablespoon butter until golden. Remove from pan, add another tablespoon butter and cook the mushrooms, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Flour the steak strips lightly and brown them in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Return onions and mushrooms back into pan; add beef broth and lemon juice. Simmer for 15 minutes, add the sour cream and heat gently.
Makes about 4 servings
Alice in Kansas
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Cube Steaks and Mushrooms Recipe

2 pounds round steak, 1 1/2 inch thick
1/2 pound mushrooms
1 teaspoons prepared mustard
4 tablespoons chili sauce
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon onion, grated
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Spread steaks on both sides with mustard. Combine the remaining ingredients, except the mushrooms, and let steak stand in the mixture for 2 hours, turning several times. Remove from sauce and brown well on both sides in a hot pan. Brown the mushrooms at the same time. Add one cup hot water to the sauce, pour it over the steak and mushrooms, cover and cook slowly for 1 hour or until meat is very tender.
Alice in Kansas
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Baked Spam Recipe

1 Can Spam luncheon meat
Whole cloves
1/3 Cup brown sugar - (firmly packed)
1 Teaspoon water
1 Teaspoon prepared mustard
1/2 Teaspoon vinegar

Place Spam on rack in shallow baking pan. Score surface; stud with cloves. Combine sugar, water, mustard, and vinegar, stirring until smooth. Brush over Spam. Bake in 375 degrees oven 20 minutes basting often. Slice to serve.
4 servings.
Alice in Kansas
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Fried Rice with Spam Recipe

2 Tablespoons Oil, divided
2 Eggs, beaten
1 Can SPAM Luncheon Meat, cubed
1/4 Cup Finely chopped mushrooms
1/4 Cup Chopped green onion
2 Cups Cooked rice
3 Tablespoons Soy sauce

In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add eggs. Cook, stirring, to desired doneness. Remove from skillet. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Cook SPAM, mushrooms, and green onion 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in rice and egg. Sprinkle with soy sauce. Heat thoroughly.
Alice in Kansas
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Spam Barbecue Sandwiches Recipe

1 can Spam
1 can Hunts tomato sauce
1/4 can water
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. onion, finely grated
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Cut meat lengthwise, not quite through, into slices. Place in greased shallow baking dish. Mix tomato sauce and rest of ingredients. Pour over meat. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, basting occasionally.
Alice in Kansas
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Green Chili Spam Casserole Recipe

1 (8 ounces.) bag macaroni
1 (12 oz.) can Spam, grated
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chili
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Cook macaroni until done; drain. Mix with the Spam, green chili and one cup of cheese. Put in a 9x13 baking dish and sprinkle rest of cheese over top. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese has melted and set up, approximately 30 minutes.
Serves 6.
Alice in Kansas
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You can use any type/flavor of tortellini in these recipes. They have been big hits with family and friends.
Robbie IN

Caesar Salad with Tortellini Recipe

3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. water
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. anchovy paste
1/8 tsp. fresh ground pepper
9 oz. tortellini (cheese), uncooked
1-1/2 c. ( 2" pieces) fresh asparagus
12 c. loosely packed torn Romaine lettuce
1/4 c. grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Stir well with wire whisk; set aside.

Cook tortellini in boiling water 7 minutes or until tender, omitting salt. Drain well; set aside.

Steam asparagus in steamer until crisp tender. Combine asparagus and tortellini in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice mixture, tossing gently to coat.

Place lettuce on bowl, drizzle remaining dressing over lettuce and toss well. Add tortellini mixture, tossing gently. Spoon salad into plates. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Robbie IN
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Broccoli Tortellini Salad Recipe

7 oz. pkg. cheese tortellini
1 c. fresh broccoli florets
1/2 c. finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp. chopped pimento
6 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
2 green onions
2 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh basil or 1/4 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. prepared Italian dressing
5 or 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
Sliced ripe olives, if desired
Grated fresh Parmesan cheese, if desired

Cook tortellini to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water. Combine ingredients except tomatoes, and cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours to blend flavors. Add tomatoes and cheese and garnish with olives.
Robbie IN
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Apple Crunch Recipe

7 to 9 tart apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, 1 stick, melted
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. vanilla extract

Mix the apples and sugar in a bowl. toss to coat. Spoon apple mixture in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Mix the brown sugar, flour, butter, salt and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle evenly on top of apples. Donít stir. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or til golden brown. Serves 6 to 8.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Leftover tips
for different lunch for 1 or 2 people...

Leftover rice.
brown 1/2 lb hamburger,
add 1 can Campbell's Veg-Beef Soup...
no other soup or brand has the same taste...
serve over the rice...
may add soy sauce if desired.

Leftover Chinese moo-goo gai-pan...
add to chicken broth for great soup...
no broth, use bouillon cubes and water.
Any leftover supper veggie or baked potato can be added to cream of chicken soup for an interesting lunch.

Smoothie or shake too big for you...
freeze part of it in containers ...
nice treat for another day.
Texas Gramma
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Products this Month
Mr Mister Stainless Steel Spray Genie 
Real Chocolate Chips 
Cookie Mixes 
Bread Machine Mixes (with instructions for regular oven)

Articles this month
How to Troubleshoot Cookies
Save Time with No-Bake Cookies
The Joys of Refrigerator Cookies
Types of Cookies and How to Bake Them

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