Mimi’s Potato Salad

Potatoes (approx 1 per person), chopped, cooked (boiled), peeled Bacon Onion, chopped String beans, cooked and chopped Salt, pepper, paprika Celery salt Miracle Whip Add bacon after mixing all other ingredients (at last minute).

Mimi’s Chile

1 lg (or 2 med) green peppers, chopped 1 lg onion, chopped 2 t oil 1½ lb hamburg 1-2 T chili powder salt 1 lg (28 oz) can plum tomatoes In electric frying pan or large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil over medium heat until soft. Add hamburg and cook until no…

Meat Loaf

⅔ c dry bread crumbs 1½ lb hamburg ¼ c chopped onion ⅛ t pepper 1 c heated milk 2 slightly beaten eggs ¼ t salt ½ t sage or poultry seasoning Sauce: 3 T brown sugar ¼ t nutmeg 4 T catsup 1 t dry mustard Mix all meatloaf ingredients well; shape into loaf…

Oatmeal Bread

2 T shortening 2 t salt 2 c boiling water ½ c molasses 1 c rolled oats 1 pkg yeast ½ c lukewarm water 5-6 cups flour Put shortening, salt in bread mixer. Pour boiling water over. When cool, add molasses, oats and yeast dissolved in water. Mix, add flour. Raise, punch, raise, shape, raise…

Hermits

1½ c sugar ½ c shortening 2 eggs ¼ c molasses 1 t soda dissolved in ¼ c cold water 2½ c flour ½ t each: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice ½ t salt 1 c raisins, stoned and cut Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs. Add molasses. Add soda in water. Sift flour, spices and…

Mimi’s Doughnuts

2 eggs, beaten well 1 c sugar 1 c sour milk 1 T melted fat about 2 c flour 1 t soda 1 t baking powder 1 t cream of tartar 1 t nutmeg ¼ t ginger Mix into batter. Add as much flour as needed. Roll dough out; cut with doughnut cutter. Deep fry…

Parker House Rolls

1 c scalded milk 1 c boiling water 3 T (plus a little) shortnening 1 yeast pkg in ¼ c warm water 2 t salt 2 T sugar flour Put shortening, milk, water, sugar and salt in bread mixer. Cool, add yeast, then flour to form soft, not sticky dough. Put in greased bowl and…

Mimi’s Butternut Cake

I remember Mimi making this recipe every fall. Uncle Bill would faithfully bring Mimi a basket of butternuts he’d collected, and they would spread them out in the cellar on some newspaper to dry by the furnace. Later, the nuts would be cracked, and the nutmeats retrieved, although I never saw this part of the…

Grandma Barrett’s Pork Cake

2 c salt pork, chopped fine 1 c raisins 1 c English currants ½ lb citron, sliced finely 6 c flour 2 c sugar 1 c molasses 1 T baking soda 1 T cinnamon 1 T cloves, ground 1½ c boiling water poured over pork Bake in a rather slow oven for 2 hours or…

Mother’s Spaghetti Sauce

1 lb hamburg 2 small cans tomato paste 1 can tomato soup 1 lg can whole tomatoes 1 green pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped Garlic (start with 1 clove, and add to taste) Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper Mix together and cook; simmer for 3-4 hours. Note: DO NOT brown the hamburg first.