S: Gertner Guide to Life
FC: Gertner Guide to Life
1: This book is inspired by the amazing members of the Gertner family.
2: Mexican Casserole From the Kitchen of: Mom & Dad 1 lb hamburger 1 can refried beans 1-2 cans enchilada sauce soft shells, picante sauce. cheese Brown 1 lb of hamburger and drain fat. Return hamburger to pan, add some picante sauce, salt and pepper, and refried beans. Heat this mixture. Spray 9 x 9 casserole dish with Pam. Pour enough enchilada sauce to cover bottom of pan. Layer soft shells and meat mixture. Pour more enchilada sauce and repeat layers. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
3: Philly Steak Sandwich Cook Steak Ums as per package directions. Butter hoagie bun and toast on a griddle. Add meat and swiss cheese. Most people enjoy these with sautéed peppers and onions, but naked tastes delicious as well! Advice: Close the refrigerator door, even if it is just to pour yourself a glass of milk. Never owe anybody anything for more than a day or two. Clothes that aren't dirty can be worn more than once. Just hang them up!
4: Twice-Baked Cheesy Potatoes From the Kitchen of: Mom & Dad 6 baking potatoes, baked 1 1/2 cups sour cream 4 green onions, chopped 1 6 0z pkg Fresh Take cheddar jack & bacon recipe cheese breadcrumb mix, mixed together Heat oven at 375 degrees. Cut potatoes lengthwise in half; scoop out centers into large bowl, leaving 1/4 inch thick shells. Place on baking sheet. Add sour cream, onions and 3/4 cup cheese mixture to potato flesh; mix well. Spoon into shells; top with remaining cheese mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until heated through.
5: Mom's Advice | "Turn off the burner before the food is completely done. That way you can save energy and you won't forget to turn off the burner like Dad!" "Don't over tweeze your eyebrows." "Shaving really does make your hair grow faster." "Put your shoes in the closet" "Remember to call your Mom!" "Park facing into the wind so your doors don't get caught." "Be early to appointments, class, church, etc., and do things in a timely manner."
6: "Watch your pennies and it will take care of the dollars." -Aunt Susan "Buy a bunch of Facebook stock. It will be the best thing you ever do." -Uncle Luke "Store your sheets inside of a pillow case." -Aunt Patty "Clean house every week, especially the bathroom. It goes quickly when it doesn't build up." -Aunt Judy "Always put God first in your life, everything else will fall into place." -Aunt Jackie "Always use GPS - God's Plan for Salvation." -Uncle Ben | Family Advice
7: "Never pick the first thing in the refrigerator section. Always grab the one behind so it is cold." -Aunt Joann "Line the countertop with newspaper or plastic bags when doing messy meals, such as breading raw meat or deep frying." -Aunt Judy "To make your life simpler, be organized - get things done as they come along and you will stay on top of things. Keep things neat, clean and tidy as you go along and you won't have a big mess to clean up later." -Aunt Jackie "Heaven is for real and we all want to be together there for eternity. So love and serve everyone, count your blessings, be grateful and forgiving, and be the best version of yourself every day of your life!" -Aunt Judy
8: Grandma's Noodles 6 cups flour 12 egg yolks 2 whole eggs Knead ingredients until dough is stiff. Add flour if needed. Roll dough into flat strips. Lay a table cloth on the bed to let the strips partially dry. Turn. While the dough is still a little moist, run through the noodle cutter. Lay to dry completely.
9: Mandarin Orange Cake From the Kitchen of: Grandma & Aunt Susan 1 Yellow Cake Mix 1/2 cup oil 4 eggs, beaten 1 11oz can mandarin oranges Mix above ingredients together. Pour into 9 x 13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Topping: 1 pkg. cool whip 20oz can crushed pineapple 1 small box instant vanilla pudding Mix dry pudding mix and pineapple and let stand for a few minutes. Add cool whip, mix and top the cake.
10: Grebble From the Kitchen of: Grandma 1 cup sour cream 3 eggs, beaten 3 tbsp sugar 3 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp soda 1 tsp vanilla 3 cups flour Whip above ingredients well. Add flour (usually you will have to add more, about 5 1/2 cups total). Put in refrigerator overnight. Cut and fry until golden brown. Coat as desired.
11: Burritos From the Kitchen of: Aunt Delores 1 1/2 lbs hamburger 1 can refried beans jalapeños to taste cheddar cheese, grated 6 softshells 2 cans pork ranchito green chili sauce Brown hamburger. Add salt, pepper and onion salt. Heat refried beans. Add 1 jalapeños. Mix hamburger and bean mixture. Spread into softshells with some cheese. Pour green chili on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
12: Ethel's Sugar Cookies From the Kitchen of: Aunt Jackie 3/4 cups shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla well. Blend flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into the shortening mixture. Chill at least 1 hour. Roll 1/8" thick on floured surface. Cut with cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheet and cook 6 to 8 minutes at 400 degrees.
13: Pumpkin Pudding 1 can pumpkin pie filling raisins (if desired) 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 large box instant vanilla pudding 2 cups milk 8 oz. cool whip Mix first 5 ingredients; add cool whip. Wendy's Frosty 1 can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk 8 oz. cool whip 1/2 gallon chocolate milk Mix all ingredients and put in ice cream maker.
14: Scalloped Potatoes From the Kitchen of: Aunt Patty 1 can mushroom soup 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup melted oleo 1/2 cup milk 1 piece bread 1/4 lb velveeta cheese (grated) Boil 4-6 medium sized potatoes in jackets until done. Cool and take off skins and cut into a 2 quart casserole dish. Pour above mixture over potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Chicken Fried Steak 4 chopped sirloin steaks 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup crushed saltine crackers 2 tbsp Canadian steak seasoning Coat steaks in eggs and then cover with crackers. Cook in skillet with 1/4" oil at 350 degrees until browned and cooked thoroughly
15: Name | Salmon Patties From the Kitchen of: Aunt Joann 1 can salmon 5 crackers Drain salmon and crush crackers. Mix together and fry until done. Christmas Salad 1 can cherry pie filling 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 1/2 cups marshmallows 1 8 oz container cool whip 1 cup walnuts Mix in order. Chill.
16: Turkey Burgers From the Kitchen of: Aunt Judy 12-16 oz package of lean ground turkey 1 egg 1 1/2 - 2 stalks of finely chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped onion 2-3 tbsp dried parsley 3-4 tbsp grey poupon deli mustard salt & pepper 1/2 cup panko Japanese style bread crumbs Combine above into patties. Cook slowly on stovetop on medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side. | Make a sauce of mayo and Sriracha (or tabasco) and spread on buns. Top with sliced cheese and lettuce. (Recipe inspired by Chef Jason!)
17: Chocolate Clusters 2 1/2 lbs chocolate bark 2 cups rice krispies 2 cups peanut butter 2 cups dry roasted peanuts 2 cups marshmallows Melt chocolate bark in microwave. Add remaining ingredients. Drop by clusters onto waxed paper. Refrigerate.
18: Extra Advice: