1 10 3/4 ounce can condensed cream of celery soup
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups diced cooked potatoes or two 16-ounce cans potatoes, drained and diced
1/2 pound frankfurters, bias-sliced into 1-inch pieces
In medium skillet combine soup, milk, relish, vinegar, onion, salt and dash pepper; cook and stir till boiling. Stir in potatoes and frankfurters; heat. Top with snipped parsley, if desired. Serves 4 to 5.
1 8 3/4 ounce can unpeeled apricot halves
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons vinegar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 12/ pound fully cooked ham slice
6 maraschino cherries
Drain apricots, reserving 2 tablespoons syrup. Set aside 6 apricot halves; press remaining apricots through sieve. Combine sieved apricots, reserved syrup, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, and ginger. Trim excess fat from ham. In skillet cook trimmings till 1 tablespoon fat accumulates; discard trimmings. Brown the ham slowly on one side in hot fat, about 4 minutes; turn. Place reserved apricot halves atop; spoon apricot mixture over. Cover; cook 5 minutes. Garnish each apricot half with a maraschino cherry. Makes 6 servings.
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