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Friday, October 26, 2007

This morning I awoke to sunshine and a thick frost covering my yard. It was cold. REALLY COLD! and just the thought of taking my trash to the curb made me shiver!
It never fails, that when winter actually appears, my thoughts turn to the hollidays and the recipes I have made over the years.
I usually don't post recipes but decided they might be fun to share a few and who knows, maybe you can even use one or two. So here goes!
By the way the photos I am using were borrowed.
The first recipe is for Condensed Sweetened Milk. This is pretty expensive to buy in the can, but I found this recipe to be every bit as good at a fraction of the cost, and it is soooo easy!
Put ½ cup of warm water in a bowl, and add 1 cup and 2 tablesoppns of instant nonfat powdered milk. Mix and add ¾ cup of granulated sugar. Mix well.
To help disolve the sugar, set bowl in a pan of hot water.
Stir mixture occassionally until disolved then cool and it's ready to use.
Here's a recipe for you to try, using the sweetened condensed milk you just made.
13 ounces sweetened condensed milk
6 ounces lemonade concentrate
12 ounces Coolwhip
Stir it all together and pour into a graham cracker crust and Chill.
(Is that easy enough?)

Next is a recipe for sugar free jam (more like jelly)
One can (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened grape juice concentrate
One envelope unflavored gelatin.
Disolve gelatin in the defrosted juice concentrate. Pour mixture into a saucepan. Heat to boiling or until gelatin is disolved. Remove from heat, cool slightly and pour into jars.
This must be kept in the refrigerator.
Here is a recipe my youngest son brought home from his cooking class when he was in seventh grade. He is 38 now.
¼ cup flour
¼ cup milk
1 egg
2 Tablespoons butter
Turn oven to 400 degrees.
Mix flour, milk and egg together. Batter should be lumpy so don't overmix.
Melt butter in a round cake pan while oven is heating.
Pour batter on top of melted butter. DO NOT MIX
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until puffed around edges and golden brown.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar or sugar and cinnamon.
Did you ever run out of catsup? Here's a substitute.
One 8 ounce can tomato sauce
¼ cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
A third teaspoon of cinnamon
an eighth teaspoon each of ground cloves and allspice.
Heat and stir until bubbly and sugar is disolved.
Hey, does anyone know how to make the numbers one third and one eighth?
I have a few more recipes I will share another time. Things like SODA CRACKERS, LYESOAP, BUBBLE JUICE and even some old timey cures I got from my mother.
For now dear friends, take care and praise our Jehovah God who has given us life and life more abundantly and best of all, everlasting life.



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