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Cucumber-Yogurt Salad

May 21, 2014

Preparation time: 15 min.
Chilling time: 30-45 min.

This particular cucumber salad originated in Europe but it almost as popular in our country. A delight for a weight-watcher since cucumbers are very low in calories.

For 4 servings you will need:

3 cucumbers, about 8 inches each
2 Tbsp. salt
Cold water
1 cup natural yogurt or sour cream
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice or 1/2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper or freshly ground pepper
Chopped fresh chives, dill or parsley for garnish, optional.


1. Wash and peel cucumbers, Cut into wafer-thin slices. Put into a bowl.

2. Sprinkle with salt. Cover and let stand in refrigerator for about 30 min.

3. Rinse cucumber in very cold water, preferably with some ice cubes. Drain. Chill again.

4. Meanwhile mix yogurt or sour cream with lemon juice or vinegar.

5. Place cucumber in serving bowl. Top with yogurt mixture. Sprinkle with lemon pepper or ground pepper. Garnish with chives, dill or parsley, if you like.

Tips: When buying always look for firm, crisp and well shaped cucumbers with a bright green color.

For 2 servings: Half of the ingredients

For 8 servings: Double the ingredients

©MCMLXXXIV My Great Recipes. All Rights Reserved. Printed in Holland.

Chip ‘N Granola Bars

May 15, 2014


1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup granola (any flavor)

Heat oven to 375°. Grease baking pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches. Mix shortening, butter, sugars, egg and vanilla thoroughly. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread dough in pan. Bake until light brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into 3 x 1 1/2 inch bars. 2 Dozen Bars.

* If using self-rising flour, omit baking soda and salt.

Chip ‘n Nut Bars: Substitute 1 package (4 ounces) shelled sunflower nuts for the granola.

© 1975 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Steamed Lobster Chinois

May 12, 2014


1 (2-pound) lobster (1 pound with shell removed)
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon
1 tablespoon chives
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

With cleaver, chop lobster in half lengthwise, through the shell. Remove innards. Split claws. Place lobster, meat side up, on heat-proof platter. Combine bouillon, chives, lemon juice and salt; pour over lobster. Cover and steam on rack over boiling water, until shell is bright red, about 15 minutes. Serve with Seafood Dip Sauce (see recipe below). Makes 2 dinner servings.

Seafood Dip Sauce

1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard

Combine soy sauce and mustard. Makes 2 servings, about 1/4 cup each.

Copyright © Weight Watchers International, Inc. 1974. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Campsite Quickie

April 29, 2014


Can Opener Chicken

1 can (16 ounces) French-style green beans, drained
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 cans (5 ounces each) boned chicken
1 package (8 ounces) chow mein noodles

In saucepan on grill, heat beans, soup and chicken. Serve hot chicken mixture over noodles. 4 to 6 servings.

Hot Orange Tea

2 jars (4 2/3 ounces each) orange-flavored instant breakfast drink
1 jar (2 ounces) instant tea
1/2 cup sugar
2 packages (.15 ounce each) presweetened lemon soft drink mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice

Mix all ingredients; store in tightly covered container. To serve, measure 1 teaspoon mix into cup; fill with boiling water.

Campers’ Equipment List
  1. A length of clothesline to string between two trees.

  2. Clothespins for hanging jackets, towels and drawstring bags full of equipment – and to weight the edge of the tablecloth on windy days.
  3. Insulated hot and cold food containers. (North woods campers will bury a cooler in the ground and cover it with pine boughs to keep it cool.)

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Pigs In Blankets

April 24, 2014


Heat oven to 450°.
Stir together with fork in bowl to form a soft dough:
2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup cold water

Gently smooth dough into a ball on floured cloth-covered board. Knead 5 times. Roll dough with lightly floured stockinet-covered rolling pin into square, 12×12 inches.

Cut square into 12 equal rectangles by cutting into 4 long strips, then cutting each strip crosswise into rectangles, 4×3 inches.

Wrap each rectangle of dough around 1 frankfurter.

Pinch edge of rectangle into dough to seal. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Serve hot with catsup. 12 servings.

To knead,fold dough in half, then push it down and away from you with the heals of your hands. Turn dough over and repeat. To prevent dough from sticking, cover the board with a pastry cloth or a clean dish towel, tucking the ends under. Sprinkle with a little flour and rub it in well.

@ocpy;Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Celebration Basket

April 22, 2014


Cooking time: 3-4 hours
Preparation time: 20 mins.
Main cooking utensils: 2 baking sheets, wax paper
Oven temperature: 225-250°F
Oven position: center

For 10 servings you will need:
4 egg whites
1 cup sugar

little whipped cream

Almond paste fruits:
almond paste
food colorings

1. Whip egg whites very stiffly.

2. Gradually beat in half the sugar, then fold in the remainder.

3. Place an 8-inch round of wax paper on one of the baking sheets, cover with meringue, build up sides slightly.

4. Pipe two handles onto wax paper placed on second baking sheet.

5. Dry out for time and temperature given, store in airtight tin until ready to fill.

TO SERVE: Stick the handles together and to the sides of the basket with a little cream. Fill basket with almond paste fruits, hazelnut fudge,brandy pennies and chocolate truffles.

Almond paste fruits: Form almond paste into desired shapes, tint with food colorings – apples green with a clove for based; orange food coloring for oranges; pears a saffron yellow with a clove for base. Sprinkle with sugar.

Printed in Canada. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967.

Easter Sponge Ring

April 18, 2014


Cooking time: 30 mins.
Preparation time: 45 mins.
Main cooking utensil: 9-in. ring mold or tube pan about 3-in. deep.
Oven temperature: 325-350°F.
Oven position: center

For 10-12 servings you need:
4 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour sifted with 3/4 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon warm water

Filling and decoration:
1 1/4 cups whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3-1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
small Easter eggs and chickens

1. Separate the egg yolks from the whites.

2. Beat the yolks and sugar until thick and fluffy.

3. Sift the flour and baking powder with cornstarch.

4. Fold into the egg yolks with the water.

5. Lastly add the stiffly beaten egg whites.

6. Spoon into the greased and floured pan and bake in a 325-350°F. oven until firm and golden.

7. Leave for a few minutes then turn out and cool on a wire rack.

8. Whip and sweeten the cream.

9. Split the ring and spread with half the cream.

10. Put the ring together and place on dish with rounded side uppermost.

11. Put the cream into a pastry bag with a writing pipe.

12. Pipe a design with the cream. Sprinkle with the grated chocolate.

13. Fill the center with small Easter eggs and chickens.

TO SERVE: When fresh for dessert or tea.

Printed in Canada. ©Copyright The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1972


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