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Scalloped Tomatoes

1 onion, chopped

4 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 cups dry bread cubes

1/2 cup light brown sugar

5 cups canned tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Sauté onion in butter until soft, add bread cubes  and sugar, stirring over low heat until browned.  Stir in tomatoes, season to taste.  Pour into buttered casserole and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes until bubbly.

Lois Crissman

Creamed Cabbage

1 medium head cabbage, cut in 1" cubes

1 cup water

2 tablespoons sugar

1 stick margarine

1 cup half and half

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup flour

Place cabbage in pan with water, bring to boil.  Add sugar, margarine, half & half, salt and pepper.  Cook 10 minutes.  Thicken with flour.  (DO NOT BOIL CABBAGE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES)

Lois Crissman

German Peas

1 pint canned peas (or 2 cans)

3 tablespoons lard


3 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 small onion, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Sauté onion in lard.  Add parsley and small amount of pea juice.  Add flour, stirring until thick. Add peas, including juice and stir until mixed.  Add vinegar and sugar; heat and serve.

Lois Chrissman


(Scottish Recipe)

1 small cabbage head
4 medium potatoes
1 small onion, chopped
1 TBS. Butter
Grated Cheddar Cheese

My grandmother made this every Monday, which was always her "warsh" day.  On Sunday she would make roast beef and gravy.  Then the leftovers were served with Rumbledthumps.

Shred cabbage and simmer until tender.  Peel potatoes and cut into cubes, cook until tender.  Mash potatoes lightly.  Sauté onions in butter and add to potatoes, combine with cabbage, add salt and pepper to taste.  Mix all together well.  Turn into a greased casserole.  Sprinkle with cheese, place in a 375 F oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese melts and browns lightly.

Beaver Valley Picnic Beans

Serves 50

Combine the following in a large Granite roaster:

15 pounds prepared Great Northern Beans (prepare as you choose)
an acceptable shortcut for today's cooks would be 6 - 40 oz. cans of Great Northern Beans

1 lb. bacon, diced

32 ounces of tomato catsup

1 onion, chopped

2 cups brown sugar

seasoning of your choice (salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, basil, etc.)

Mix all ingredients well and bake covered, in a 325 degree F oven for 1/2 hour.  Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F and continue cooking for a minimum of 6 hours.

Mary Gates

Hungarian Noodles and Cabbage

2 pounds green cabbage, coarsely chopped
4 large onions, sliced
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
65 ounces broad egg noodles
1 cup sour cream

Cook noodles.  Sprinkle cabbage with salt, sit 1/2 hour, drain.  Saute onions in butter, add cabbage, cook until soft.  Stir in noodles, salt and sour cream.  Bake in greased casserole until browned.

Lois Crissman

Potato Stuffing (Pennsylvania Dutch)

1 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 cup minced onion
1/4 cup margarine
4 slices white bread, cubed
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning

Saute onion in margarine, add bread and seasoning, mix into potatoes.  Bake in greased casserole 1 hour at 350 degrees F.  This is a good recipe for leftover potatoes, after all the stuffing is gone.  Serves 4.

Lois Crissman


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