Monday, May 31, 2010

Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/3 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp salt
4 cups oats
4 cups flour
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2-- 12 oz bags Hershey's Cinnamon chips
Oven 350*. Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar & eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake 12-15 mins. Immediately remove from baking sheet.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Lunar Rhubarb Cake

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups rhubarb, chopped, 2" pieces
1 tbsp flour

1/4 cup butter
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar

Batter: Cream butter and sugar until smooth and creamy; beat in egg and
vanilla. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture
alternately with buttermilk. (3 dry and 2 liquid) Toss rhubarb with
flour and gently mix into batter. Place in 9" x 13" pan. Topping:
Blend ingredients and sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake at 350 for 45
minutes. Cake should be browned, risen and coming away from the sides
of the pan.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Reuben Casserole

6 slices rye bread, cubed
1 (16 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
1 pound deli sliced corned beef, cut into strips
3/4 cup Russian-style or Thousand Island salad dressing
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese


1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Spread bread cubes in the bottom of 9x13 inch baking dish. Spread sauerkraut (see note below) evenly over the bread cubes, then layer beef strips over sauerkraut. Pour dressing over all.
3. Spray aluminum foil with cooking spray and use to cover baking dish, sprayed side down. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
4 Remove cover, sprinkle with cheese and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Enjoy.

Note: Because we sometimes find sauerkraut a bit too crunchy and hard to digest, we simmer it first in a sauce pan with liquid (usually chicken bouillon mixed with water) for about 30 minutes. Softens it up just enough.

by: Abbie

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Taco Soup

2 lb. hamburger (browned)
1 med onion (chopped)
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 qt. pizza sauce
1 qt. water
10 oz. can chili beans

Brown hamburger and onion. Add remaining ingredients into crock pot. Let simmer for 1-2 hours. Serve with taco chips, cheddar cheese and sour cream.

by: ~Barb~