Friday, May 17, 2019

Vintage Recipe: Shrimp Salad

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 


Although this recipe card clearly reads “Shrimp Salad Dressing”, it should probably just be named “Shrimp Salad”. It is a little similar to a plain chicken salad. The dish can be prepared fairly quickly with few ingredients and would make a fast, easy lunch.



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Friday, May 10, 2019

Vintage Recipe: Chili Sauce

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 


This recipe for Chili Sauce was handwritten in pencil on an index card that had been darkened with time. It was found in a small red metal recipe file box worn with age. The recipe is dated “7-28-39”. The reverse side of the recipe card has a canning recipe for “Uncooked Tomato Relish“.



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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Community Garden Update - May 2019


I was able to get 5 of the planting beds done using the stain that was donated by a neighbor. But I  eventually ran out and had to purchase more. So, at the tail end of April, after a month of salvaging and re-using, I made my first purchases for the garden - a 5-gallon bucket of solid stain, some staples (I had been using my own stash and had finally run out) and some painting supplies.

It's a good thing I brought it all home with me because later that same day, someone (or a group of someones) vandalized our little community garden.



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Friday, May 3, 2019

Vintage Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 


I have been making Swedish Meatballs for awhile, ever since a trip to IKEA where Mr. LH and The Boy were found hovering around the meatball samples.


This recipe for Swedish Meatballs is easy and tasty. I was able to make 36 meatballs (about 1 1/2 – 1 3/4″ size). They are usually served with a sour cream sauce over noodles. There were no ingredients or directions on the original recipe card for a sauce so I have included the sour cream sauce recipe that I have always used.



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Friday, April 26, 2019

Vintage Recipe: Onion Crisp Chicken

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 


I made this Onion Crisp Chicken for dinner with a side of Carol’s Corn Casserole. The chicken is a homemade “shake it and bake it” type meal. It does not call for a specific quantity of chicken, though you are limited only by how much chicken your “shake” recipe will coat. If you have a lot of chicken, you may want to have ingredients on hand for an extra batch of coating. I used 6 large chicken thighs and could have coated a seventh piece with the mix I had.






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