Category Archives: The Midwest

Frozen Fruit Salad

1 can (8 1/4 oz) pineapple tidbits
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 envelope unflavored gelatine
1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup sliced banana
1 can (11 oz) mandarin-orange sections, drained
1/2 cup drained maraschino cherries, halved
1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 large bunch watercress

1. Drain pineapple, reserving liquid.

2. Pour lemon juice into measuring cup and add enough reserved pineapple liquid to make 1/2 cup. Pour into small saucepan.

3. Sprinkle gelatine over liquid in pan. Let stand 5 minutes, to soften.

4. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatine is dissolved. Remove from heat.

5. In large bowl, with wooden spoon, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Add drained pineapple, marshmallows, banana, orange sections, cherries, walnuts and gelatine mixture; mix well.

6. Refrigerate – about 20 minutes, until mixture mounds slightly when dropped from spoon.

7. Gently fold in whipped cream until well combined.

8. Turn into 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan lined with waxed paper. Freeze at least 4 hours, until firm.

9. To serve: Turn out of pan. Cut into slices. Place on bed of watercress. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 12 to 16 servings.

© Copyright 1973 by The McCally Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Macaroni Supper Casserole

1 can (14 3/4 oz) macaroni and cheese
1 pkg (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon bottled steak sauce
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 medium onion, sliced
6 frankfurters
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen cauliflower, partially thawed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. In medium bowl, combine macaroni and cheese, 3/4 cup shredded cheese, and steak sauce; mix well. Turn into center of 8-by-8-by-2-inch baking dish.

3. In hopt butter in medium skillet, saute onion and frankfurters until onion is tender – about 5 minutes. Arrange frankfurters over macaroni.

4. Place cauliflower and onion around macaroni. Sprinkle cauliflower with salt, pepper, and remaining cheese.

5. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and casserole is hot.

Makes 4 servings.

©Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Crown Roast of Spareribs

2 racks of spareribs (about 4lb)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 can (8oz) cream-style corn
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1 pkg (8oz) corn bread stuffing mix
3/4 cup bottled barbecue sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Wipe spareribs with damp paper towels. Trim by cutting strip from bottom of ribs, making each rack 7 inches high all the way across; save trimmings. Shape racks into a standing crown, with meaty side of ribs facing out; fasten with skewers or wooden picks. Sprinkle with salt.

2. Line small roasting pan with heavy duty foil. Place meat crown in pan; tuck reserved trimmings inside crown, against ribs. Add 2 cups water to pan. Roast, covered, 1 1/4 hours.

3. Meanwhile, in hot butter in large skillet, sauté onion and green pepper until tender Рabout 5 minutes. Stir in corn, milk, and marjoram; bring to boiling. Remove from heat. Add corn bread stuffing mix; stir until moistened. Set aside.

4. Remove crown from oven. Pour off pan drippings, reserving 1/2 cup. Stir reserved drippings into corn bread stuffing.

5. Brush entire crown with some of barbecue sauce. Spoon stuffing into center. Cover center and ends of ribs with foil.

6. Roast, basting occasionally with barbecue sauce, 35 to 45 minutes longer, or until ribs are glazed and slightly browned.

7. To keep stuffing intact, lift foil lining with crown to serving platter; remove top foil, and carefully tear off foil that shows around base of crown.

Makes 6 servings.

©Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Perfection Salad

2 envelopes unflavored gelatine
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 can (12 oz) apple juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup shredded carrot
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 can (4 oz) chopped pimiento

1. In small saucepan, combine gelatine, sugar, and salt; mix well.

2. Add 1 cup water. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar and gelatine are dissolved. Remove from heat.

3. Stir in apple juice, lemon juice, vinegar, and 1/4 cup cold water. Pour into medium bowl. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until mixture is consistency of unbeaten egg white.

4. Add carrot, celery, cabbage, green pepper, and pimiento; stir until well combined.

5. Turn into decorative, 1 1/2-quart mold. Refrigerate 4 hours,or until firm.

6. To unmold: Run small spatula around edge of mold; invert onto serving plate. Place hot dishcloth over mold; shake gently to release. Repeat, if necessary. Lift off mold. refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 8 servings.

©Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.