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Classic Potato Salad

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Prep Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

2 lb new potatoes
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
4 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
2 green onions, finely sliced
½ cup finely diced red onion
3 celery stalks, finely diced
¼ cup finely chopped dill
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

Preparation Instructions

1. Place potatoes in a large pot of salted, cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, until tender, about 10 min. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Cut each potato into quarters. Place in a large bowl.

2. To potatoes add mayonnaise, Dijon, crumbled bacon pieces, green onions, red onion, celery, dill, salt and pepper. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Chicken-stew (used for chicken and dumplings)

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

1 (5-6 lb) stewing chicken or 2 (3 lb) broiler-fryer chickens
Water
4 stalks celery with leaves, cut up

Preparation instructions

In a large Dutch Oven combine one 5-6 lb stewing chicken, cut up, or two 3 lb broiler-fryer chickens, cut up, and enough water to cover (about 6 c.) Add celery, carrot, onion, salt and pepper. Cover; bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours for stewing chicken or about 1 hour for broiler-fryer chickens, or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken; strain broth. Let chicken and broth cool.
When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove meat, discarding skin and bones. Store chicken and broth separately in tightly covered containers in the refrigerator. Lift fat from broth when chilled. (Broth and chicken may be frozen separately.)

Use in chicken and dumplings recipe.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Oven beef stew

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb. lean stewing beef cubes
4 med. carrots, sliced (can use baby carrots instead)
1 med. onion, sliced
3/4 c. celery, cut up
1 2/3 c. potatoes, cut in 3/4″ cubes
1 c. tomato juice
1/3 c. water
1 T. sugar
1 2/3 T. Minute Tapioca
Salt, to taste

Preparation instructions

Mix all of the above ingredients well and cover in a large casserole or enamel roaster. Bake at 250 degrees for 5 hours. Do not brown or do not uncover once. You’ll be tempted, but DON’T PEEK.

Submitted by: Joyce K

Mom’s merlot beef stew

by Natalie K.’s book, Valencia, CA

Ingredients

1 roped beef roast (eye of round)
1 lg brown onion
1 bag of baby carrots
1 cabbage
bunch of small red potatoes*
bunch of celery
1/2 to 1 cup of Merlot
2 cartons of beef broth
2 cups of water
flour and seasoned salt
salt and pepper to taste
coriander (the magic ingredient)

*you can also make with pearled barley. Use 1 cup of barley to two cups of water and simmer until soft, about 30 minutes. Add to stew.

Preparation instructions

Put roast in ziplock bag with flour and seasoned salt and coriander. Shake and coat on all sides. Heat oil in pan and brown in a 1/2 stick of butter in large stockpot. Brown roast on all sides, searing it well. Add onion and sauté. Add celery. Add wine, water, 1 broth, potatoes, carrots, cut up cabbage. Let simmer 3-4 hours. Keep adding wine and 1 more broth. Keep all wet and bubbly. Remove roast. Cut rope and meat should fall apart. Spoon broth over meat and serve.

Submitted by: Natalie K

Barq’s

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 med onion- chopped fine
1/2C. celery- diced
1 lb hamburger
3/4 cup catsup
2T brown sugar
1/2C. water
1T Worcestershire Sauce
2T Apple Cider Vinegar
1T mustard
lots of salt & Pepper

Preparation instructions

Brown hamburger, onion, and celery together in a frying pan. Break up hamburger with a large fork, mix together, and add:
3/4 C. catsup, 2T brown sugar, 1/2 C. water, 1T Worcestershire sauce,
2 T Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 T Mustard, & lots of Salt & Pepper.

Simmer for 20 min.

Submitted by: Rebecca P

Potato salad

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

8 medium potatoes, peeled
4 eggs
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery

Dressing:
2/3 cup Mayonaise
1/4 cup mustard
2 tbsp pickle juice
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation instructions

Boil potatoes until tender and then cut up and cool. Boil the eggs until firm (about 15 minutes) and then rough chop and cool. Once both are cooled put together in a large bowl and add onion and celery. Mix dressing ingredients together. You can adjust levels of ingredients by taste or texture. If you like a thicker dressing, increase amounts of mayo, mustard and pickle juice. Add the dressing to the potato mixture and mix well. Chill before serving.

Submitted by: Mandy D

Hamburger soup

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
2 cups water
2 beef boullion cubes
3 tsp. worchestire sauce
1 can tomato sauce
4 large potatoes diced
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 chopped onion
1/2 a zuchinni diced (optional)
1 tomato (optional)
salt
pepper

Preparation instructions

Brown the hamburger in a large pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until vegetables are tender. Add cayenne pepper for a spicier version.

Submitted by: Mandy D

Yummy yam salad

from Rebecca Y.’s book, Sautee-Nacoochee, GA

Ingredients

3 to 3-1/2 lbs. red sweet potatoes
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup sweet green onion with tops, thinly sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet pickle relish
Dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp each of salt and ground white pepper
2 to 3 dashes tabasco sauce

Preparation instructions

Peel, wash and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. They should measure 8 cups. Place cubes with 1 cup water into a microwave-proof dish. Cover with plastic wrap and cook on high, stirring 3 or 4 times, for 15 to 20 minutes or until just tender. Drain and cool. Add all other ingredients along with the dressing and toss gently.

Dressing:
Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, pepper and tabasco sauce until smooth. Makes one cup.

Submitted by: Rebecca Y