FC: Cooking with the Ritter Girls | Cooking with the Ritter Girls
1: This is a family cookbook -we all eat different things, and some foods have stories. Like every family, everyone is good at something different. This is a place to mix it all up.
2: Creative Commons License Some Rights Reserved Published in 2007 by BLRG Publishing, Bethlehem, PA Please feel free to share recipes and stories, but please do not modify the book :-)
3: And thou shalt in thy daughter see, This picture, once, resembled thee. ~Ambrose Philips Authors: Karen Ritter Kerrilee Ritter Jessica Ritter Elizabeth Ritter Victoria Ritter Beth Ritter-Guth
4: Appetizers & Snacks
5: Beth's Party or Hiking Mix The Story: I actually use this for gorp when I am hiking, and once had a party soon after a trip to the A-Trail. I had an unused bag and tossed it in a fancy bowl with little Chinese tea cups, and friends loved it! | What You Need: 1 Bag Plain M&Ms 1 Can Planters Peanuts 1 Box Raisins 1 Bag of Banana Chips 1 Bag of Waffle Pretzels 1 Bag of Walnuts (shelled) What You Do: 1. Mix it all in a pretty bowl, 2. Store in little plastic bags for hiking
6: Beth's Easy Cheesy Crackers The Story: My friend from grade school, Jessie, was the first kid I knew with microwave. She taught me this recipe, and now I help my kids with it. It is fun, fast, and YUMMY! What You Need: 1. Saltines 2. American Cheese Slices 3. Butter 4. Garlic (optional) What You Do: 1. Butter one side of each cracker and place on plate butter side up on a microwave safe plate 2. Fold cheese slice in half and in half again to make 4 squares - rip gently 3. Place one square of cheese on each cracker (you can also put a little garlic in the butter for some kick) 4. Microwave for 22 seconds
7: Mom's Brandy Fruit Story: Everyone knows that Beth hates to cook, so she looks for easy things that fit nicely into a Longenberger bowl. She taught Beth this recipe, and it has become her "standard" dish for all pot luck dinner. Watch out, though, it is potent!!! What You Need: | What You Do:
8: Kerri's Lasagna 1 pound hamburger 1 box lasagna noodles small container ricotta cheese 8 cups mozarella cheese 1 egg large jar spaghetti sauce | 1) Fry hamburger. When done rinse off grease. 2) Combine 6 cups mozarella cheese, 1 egg, and ricotta cheese. 3) In a lasagna pan or rectangular baking dish--spread some sauce to cover the bottom 4) Add a layer of noodles 5) Spread some sauce on top of noodles. 6) Add a layer of cheese mixture 7) Add a layer of hamburger 8) Add some sauce 9) Add a layer of noodles and a little bit of sauce 10) Add cheese mixture 11) Add some sauce and another layer of noodles
9: 12) Add sauce 13) Cover with remainder of mozarella cheese Bake at 350 degrees for approximately an hour or until cheese on top is a golden color...not burnt!! This is known in this family as a "WINTER MEAL"! I never knew what a "WINTER MEAL" was until I became a member of this family. However......during the summer when the house is nice and cool from the air conditioning and we don't have to go | outside at all we make this meal along with a salad and some garlic bread!! Yum!! This is Paul's favorite meal and I make it every year on his birthday...and Jessie's too!
10: Tuna Casserole large bag of chips 2 cans cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup small can of peas 2 cans of tuna or a large one Open bag of chips. Crush the chips in the bag. Mix 1 can of milk with 2 cans of soup. Spray a casserole dish with Pam. | Spread some of the soup mixture on the bottom of the dish. Layer chips, tuna, and peas. Add some soup mix. Add another layer of chips and tuna. Add some soup mix. Add another layer of chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 an hour. My family hates this. I make it when they make me mad! lol
11: Cat Turds--These are great at Halloween! Take some old fashioned peanut butter and role into turd shapes. Melt some chocolate wafers in the microwave for 1 minute. Dip the turds into the chocolate and then into crushed peanuts and let cool on a cookie sheet in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Cover the bottom of a disposable foil baking tray with crushed peanuts and add the turds! It looks like a litter box when you are done. They are really good if people eat them!
12: Baked Chicken Breasts Put thawed chicken breasts on a cookie sheet Sprinkle each chicken breasts with a little bit of Goya Adobo All Purpose Seasoning | Sprinkle each breast with paprika Top each piece of chicken with a pat of butter or margarine...2 if it is a larger breas Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. Serve with rice and a veggie
13: Beth's Chicken Soup The Story: Nothing makes ya feel better than homemade soup. Don't try to buy canned chicken; use the real stuff! What You Need: 2 Cooked Chicken breasts, cubed or shredded 4-5 large cans of chicken broth I Cup of Water Cooked Noodels (I use angel hair or squigly pasta) 2 Large Carrots, diced 1 Stalk Celery, diced (I hate this, so it's optional) 2 Large Cans of Sliced White Potatoes Spices (I use salt, pepper, and chicken seasoning) What you Do: Toss it all into a pot, and heat it up!
14: ICE CREAM CAKE 24 ice cream sandwiches 2 cans whipped cream chocolate syrup small candies of your choice | Unwrap all the sandwiches. (You must work quickly or the ice cream will melt.) Place one layer of sanwiches on a platter. Cover with whipped cream. Place another layer of ice cream sanwiches on top. Cover with whipped cream. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Decorate with candies(skittles, mini kisses, etc). Place in freezer for at least 2 hours before serving it. Make sure it is sitting flat or the top level will slide.