Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Home-made Apple Sauce

Nothing smells better in the Fall than the aroma of apples cooking in your kitchen.  Try making this instead of buying the jarred kind the next time you want apple sauce.  It makes a great dessert and also a great topping to your morning oatmeal.


1 lb. of apples, 1/2 cup of water, 1-1/2 oz. of sugar (or more, according to taste), 1/2 a teaspoonful of mixed spice. Pare and core the apples, cut them up, and cook them with the water until quite mashed up, add sugar and spice. Rub the apples through a sieve, re-heat, and serve. Can also be served cold.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Potato Sausages

Something just a little different.  We called these potato cakes back in the hollow.  Adding a little shredded cheese is a great addition.


1 pint of mashed potato, 2 eggs well beaten, 1 breakfastcupful of breadcrumbs, 2 oz. of butter (or nut-oil), 1/2 a saltspoonful of nutmeg, pepper and salt. Mash the potatoes well with one of the eggs, add seasoning, form the mixture into sausages, roll them in egg and breadcrumbs, and fry them brown.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cold Beef Sandwiches

What's your favorite idea for leftover roast beef?  I ran across this idea in a vintage cookbook and thought you would enjoy it.  I'm thinking a little minced onion would be a great addition.

Cold Beef Sandwiches

Take the remains of cold roasted beef, and chop very fine; put it into a bowl; to each half pint of meat, add a half teaspoonful of salt, a tablespoonful of tomato catsup, a teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce and a teaspoonful of melted butter; work this together. Cut the crust from the ends of a loaf of whole wheat bread; butter lightly 15and slice; so continue until you have the desired number of slices; spread the slices with a layer of the seasoned meat; put two slices together, and cut into desired shapes.