S: 4th of July and We Eat Well!
1: This Cookbook is inspired by all of the talented cooks in the family. We celebrate the 4th of July each year with an amazing pot luck! | July 4th, 2010
2: 2 quarts (10 c.) popped corn Bring to boil for 2 minutes in microwave: 1/2 cup margarine 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp soda Put popcorn in large brown paper bag. Pour mixture on top. Stir. Cook in microwave (in bag) for 1 1/2 min on high. Shake. Cook another 1 1/2 min on high. Shake. Cook another 1 1/2 min on high. Pour onto cookie sheet and cool. Cookie recipe - open up box of your favorite fundraiser cookie dough (pre-formed hopefully!). Place on cookie sheet and bake as directed. | Patti's Caramel Corn & Cookies
3: These rarely make it to the celebration - we eat them all upon the Machart arrival!
6: Mya meets Jack Johnson | Nancy's Crispy Baked Egg Rolls 2 tbsp oil 16 oz. bag coleslaw 4 green onions chopped 1 1/2 c. bean sprouts 1 tbsp white wine 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp oyster sauce 8.5 oz. can tiny shrimp 1 tbsp cornstarch 20 egg roll wrappers Preheat oven 400 F. Heat oil in wok or large pan over medium heat. Add slaw, onions, sprouts, wine, sauces, and shrimp. Stir-fry for 2 min til cabbage is wilted. Mix starch with 1 tbsp cold water and add. Stir for 1 in until sauce is thickened. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place 1/4 c. of mixture on the middle of an egg wrapper, turned like a diamond. Fold the bottom corner up over filling. Fold in the two sides, then roll upward. Put a dab of water on the corner to help stick. Place on the pan seam side down. Make about 20 rolls. Egg rolls can be close, but not touching. Spray the tops with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve with sweet & sour sauce or spicy mustard. Nancy notes: These make great leftovers - warm or cold. The wrapper becomes a little softer and more like a fried egg roll. If I don't have oyster sauce I"ll substitute chicken broth. Also instead of shrimp use diced chicken or pork.. Try different things!
8: Cindy's Broccoli Salad | Cut up one head of cabbage (or buy packages of broccoli already cut up!) Fry 3 - 4 slices of bacon and crumble Add 1 package mix of raisens, craisens and nuts May add a fruit; sliced strawberries or mandarin orange slices Make a dressing of mayo, vinegar and sugar
13: "When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste." ~Laiko Bahrs | Taco Salad Brown 1 lb hamburger add salt & pepper 1 or 1/2 pkg taco seasoning - drain grease 1 can kidney beans 1 head lettuce chopped 1 onion sliced 1 can small black olives 1 18 oz bottle Thousand Island dressing 1 pkg cheddar cheese 1 tbsp taco sauce 1/2 cup sugar 1 green pepper (save 1/4 for garnish) Mix well and serve.
14: "Like Mom used to cook - I don't measure anything!" - Chuck Cook ring pasta Add shredded carrots, cut up celery, peas (use frozen peas, cook and drain) "Dump in as much as you like" of shredded mozzerella and cheddar cheese Stir this together and put in refrigerator for a few hours Before serving add dressing: 1 cup Miracle Whip (or more) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp. vinegar 1 tsp. yellow mustard 1 tbsp. (or so) of milk or 1/2 and 1/2 cream | Gaffaney "Ringer" Salad
19: "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." ~George Bernard Shaw | Alicia and Mark's | Fruit Salad | 1 bag frozen raspberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 can crushed pineapple 1/2 bag mini marshmellows 1 container Cool Whip (...and this may be the wrong recipe!)
20: Joan's Salad (Kia's favorite) 1 lb box rotini noodles, cooked 1 pkg small turkey pepperoni Farmers cheese cubes (or any white cheese) | red, orange and green pepper slices 12 oz bottle Zesty Italian dressing Mix all together! Enjoy! Kia has also added black olives, green olives and cheddar cheese cubes
21: Mobergs and Marcharts | Grilled Chicken | Frozen chicken breasts Rub breasts (the chicken breasts!) with your favorite choice of Tastefully Simple seasoning. Grill until done! Serve wearing your favorite ugly 4th of July t-shirt!
22: We have become so competitive. Alicia took on the role of Game Master and created yard tournaments. Chuck took 1st place in the multiple challenge total. The tie breaker was with Joey in the butt quarter drop. Stacy took the 2nd place trophy for "trying dang hard!" This was a great event!!
24: Nelorie's Famous Mac & Cheese 4 cups macaroni - cook 1/2 cup margarine 1 onion saute in margarine 1/3 cup flour 5 cups milk (part 1/2 & 1/2) 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard 4 cups cheese (2 c cheddar, 1 c parmesan, 1 c Mexican - or whatever you want) Make sauce - add cooked macaroni. Bake in 9x13 pan in slow oven for 45 minutes. Topping: 4 cups crushed corn flakes and 1/2 cup margarine melted. Put over top of macaroni.
25: Everybody LOVES Nelorie's mac and cheese! | Also a favorite - sandwich pockets!
27: Chuck's Sausage & Kraut | Cut the skin off a ring sausage and cut into small pieces (you may use any kind of sausage, ring bologna or brats) Add 2 cans sauerkraut (use 1 big can and 1 small can) drain off as much juice as possible Add 1 cup brown sugar (may add a bit more if you like!) Bake at 350 for 1 hour Chuck also brings this to the Moberg Thanksgiving dinner. There are never any left overs!
31: Danish Meatballs | 1 lb hamburger 1 tbsp flour 1/4 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1/2 tsp allspice 1 tsp salt 1 egg beaten 1/2 cup milk Mix all together and brown. Place in casserole and add 1 can mushroom soup. Bake at 375 for 1 hour. Nelorie notes: I put in crock pot instead and simmer for 2 hours.
33: Earl's Lemon Bars | 2 cups flour 1 cup butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar Combine and bake in 9x13 pan for 20 minutes at 350 4 eggs beaten 2 cups white sugar 4 tbsp flour 1 tsp baking powder 4 tbsp lemon juice and grated rind (or 6 tbsp juice and no rind) Pour over crust and bake 25 minutes at 350 Sprinkle with powdered sugar after it cools for a while
34: We are getting ready for the annual Relay for Life Cancer Walk. Our team - The Footprints - walks in memory of many family members. We also celebrate Nelorie's journey!
36: Red Cake | Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup shortening and 2 eggs. Add alternately 2 cups flour and 1 cup sour milk. Make a paste and add to batter: 2 oz. red food coloring, 2 tbsp. cocoa, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla. Add last 1 tsp. soda dissolved in 1 tbsp. vinegar. Bake in two layers for 35 to 40 minutes. Frosting Cook until thick and then cool: 5 tbsp. flour and 1 cup milk. Cream 1 cup sugar, 1 cup butter and 1 tsp. vanilla. Cream mixtures together. Don't over beat. (At first Mom told me she had made this from a box recipe - with store bought frosting! No way!)
39: Salted Nut Rolls | 1 lb peanut butter sandwich cookies 1 stick unsalted butter - melted Topping: 2 c peanut butter chips 2/3 c white corn syrup 4 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 c minature marshmellows 2 c dry roasted peanuts 2 c crisp rice cereal Preheat oven to 350 Coat 9x13 pan with non-stick spray. Pulverize cookies in food processor until fine crumbs form. Add melted butter. Process until clumps together. Press crumbs into pan. Bake 15 min. or until golden brown. Melt peanut butter chips, syrup, butter and vanilla over med/low heat stirring until smooth - 5 min. Spread 1/2 of mix over crumb bake. Top with marshmellows and return bars to oven. Bake until marshmellows puff - 2 min. Remove from oven. Don't let marshmellows get brown or they'll turn crunchy. Toss peanuts and cereal with remaining peanut mix to coat. Drop spoonfuls over marshmellows. Spread with with spoon sprayed with non-stick spray. Cool. . Cool.
40: What cuties!!
41: Name | Joy!