Category Archives: Quick Dishes

Easy Perfection Salad

Place the contents of two 3-ounce packages of lemon-flavored gelatin in an 8½x4½x2½-inch loaf dish. Add 2 cups boiling water and stir to dissolve gelatin. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar and 12 to 15 ice cubes; stir constantly till gelatin begins to thicken (about 3 minutes). Remove any ice cubes that have not melted.

Into the partially set gelatin snip the tops of 6 or 7 small green onions and 1 pimiento. Using scissors cut through the contents of on 1-pound can (cups) sauerkraut. Add sauerkraut to gelatin; stir gently to distribute the vegetables. Chill till set, about 4 hours or overnight. Unmold onto crisp greens on a serving plate. Garnish with ripe olives and crisp carrot curls, if desired.

Serve with Horseradish Mayonnaise: stir 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish into 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing; blend thoroughly. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Shortcut Cooking, © Meredith Corporation, 1969. All Rights Reserved. Printed in the United States of America. First Printing.

Liver Fritada

4 slices bacon
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 pound beef liver, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 can (16 ounces) whole tomatoes
1 can (12 ounces) whole kernel corn with sweet peppers
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

Fry bacon in 12-inch skillet or Dutch oven until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon and reserve. Drain fat from skillet, reserving 2 tablespoons. Return 2 tablespoons fat to skilled. Cook and stir onion in fat until tender, about 2 minutes.

Mix flour and chili powder. Coat liver with flour mixture; add to onion in skillet. Cook and stir until liver is light brown. Stir in tomatoes (with liquid), corn (with liquid), salt and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered until liver is tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved bacon. 4 SERVINGS.

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
2 cups = 1 pint
4 quarts (liquid) = 1 gallon
28.35 grams = 1 ounce
16 ounces = 1 pound

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

No Fuss Tuna Dishes


1 package (8 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables with onion sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
1 can (6 1/2 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
2 English muffins, split and toasted
Shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat frozen vegetables, water and wine to boiling in covered 10-inch skillet. Remove from heat. Stir until sauce is smooth. Stir in margarine and tuna. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until hot and bubbly. Place muffins cut sides up on ovenproof platter. Spoon mixture over muffins; sprinkle with cheese. Set oven control to broil and/or 550°. Broil muffins 5 inches from heat until cheese is melted through. 2 servings.


1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
1 can (6 1/2 ounces) tuna, drained
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 soup can milk
3/4 cup crushed whole wheat flake cereal (about 2 cups uncrushed)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt

Place broccoli in ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole; top with tuna. Mix soup and milk; pour over tuna. Mix remaining ingredients with fork; sprinkle over soup mixture. Cook in 450° oven until bubbly around edge, about 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. 4 to 6 servings.

© Copyright 1981 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Chili-Corn on English Muffins

2 cups canned chili con carne with beans
Small can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
8 English muffins
2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives

Combine chile, corn, onion and green pepper in a saucepan over low heat. Meanwhile, cut a thinslice off the top of each English muffin and scoop out centers to form cups. Arrange muffin cups on broiler rack and toast under broiler until lightly browned – watch carefully to avoid burning. To serve, fill toasted muffin cups with hot chili-corn mixture and garnish with sliced ripe olives.

Serves 4 to 8
Preparation time: 15 MIN.

Approximate calories per serving… 260

Tossed Green Salad
Chili-Corn on English Muffins
Pineapple Boats with Fruit Salad

©1973 Curtin publications, Inc., New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.

Chicken Livers Over Crunchy Noodles


1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 packages (8 ounces each) frozen chicken livers, thawed, drained and cut into halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1/2 cup sweet white wine
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) beef gravy
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 to 4 cups chow mein noodles

Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add livers; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook and stir livers in hot oil until brown, about 3 minutes; drain.

Heat wine to boiling in 1 1/2 quart saucepan; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 1 minute. Stir in gravy and livers. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes. Stir in margarine until melted. Stir water into cornstarch. Stir cornstarch mixture gradually into sauce. Heat to boiling. Boil and stir 1 minute. Serve over noodles. 4 or 5 servings.

©copyright 1981 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Curried Shrimp


2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder (to taste)
10 1/2-ounce can condensed cream of celery soup
1/3 cup sour cream
3/4 pound cooked shrimp
1 apple, peeled and diced
3 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Condiments: peach chutney, chopped peanuts, sliced bananas, toasted shredded coconut, sliced or quartered limes.

Saute onion in butter until transparent. Add curry powder; stir in condensed soup and shrimp. Cook until bubbly. Lower heat and blend in sour cream and apples; heat through – but do not allow to boil. Pour over cooked rice; garnish with parsley. Serve with condiments.

Serves 4
Preparation tom: 30 Min.

Approximate calories per serving: 375

Sliced Tomato and Onion Salad
Steamed Rice
Curried Shrimp
Chocolate Chiffon Cake

From the Kitchens of Dorothy Taylor

© 1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.

Fish Sticks with Pineapple


12 frozen fish sticks
20-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained
1 cup pineapple juice, reserved from drained pineapple
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 400°. Place fish sticks in a single layer in a well-greased shallow pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes – until heated through and crisp. Combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and garlic salt; bring to a boil and add pineapple chunks and green pepper. Blend cornstrach and water; gradually add to hot sauce and cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Serve over fish.

Serves 6
Preparation time: 45 Min.
Approximate calories per serving… 325

Fresh Raw Vegetable Bowl
Fish Sticks with Pineapple
Steamed Rice
Garden Peas
Lemon Roll

From the Kitchens of Dorothy Taylor

©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, NY Printed in U.S.A.

Tropical Hamburger


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise
1 20-ounce can sliced pineapple
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 green pepper, cut in strips

Heat oven to 500° or “Broil”. Mix beef, egg, milk, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Spread evenly on cut surfaces of bread. Broil about 4 inches from flame for about 8 to 10 minutes, until brown. Meanwhile drain pineapple and save juice. Mix brown sugar and cornstarch; stir in pineapple juice, vinegar and soy sauce. Brushe broiled meat with pineapple juice mixture, top with pineapple slices and green pepper. Return to broiler for 2 minutes to heat topping.

Preparation time: 30 Min.
Approximate calories per serving… 400


Tropical Hamburgers
Fresh vegetable sticks and pickles
Buttered corn
Watermelon wedge

©973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, NY Printed in U.S.A.

Burger Beef Tiara


2 cups biscuit mix
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can Chili-Beef Soup
1 package frozen green beans, cooked and drained
Salt and Pepper


Prepare biscuits using the directions on the package. Brown beef and onions in a skillet, while stirring. Add Chili-Beef soup and green beans. Adjust seasoning and add salt and pepper, if needed. Serve on a platter with biscuits circling the beef.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 35 minutes

Approximate calories per serving: 500

Suggested Menu

Burger Beef Tiara
Fresh Vegetable Tray
Fresh Fruit in Season

Recipe & Photograph courtesy of Curtin Publications, Inc., New York, NY ©1973