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Recipe(s) of the Day

Posted by jessie on 2006-09-22 11:18:07
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Okay, so I promised Paul a while ago that I would post a recipe, but it is difficult for me, because although I cook, I don’t really have recipes, and family recipes passed down are vague at best. I mean really vague, good example is the time I tried to get my Oma’s goulash recipe.

Here is our conversation:

Me: Oma, I really want your goulash recipe, it is so very delicious!
Oma: mmm.
Me: What are the ingredients??
Oma: Just use good beef (as she casually drinks a beer)
Me: What else?? What is the recipe?? What is in your delicious goulash???
Oma: Beef.
Me: Okay, but what else??...

And so on……

From this conversation I am to ascertain that the only ingredient in goulash is beef. Perhaps my Oma is some sort of magical Austrian goulash fairy, and she just buys beef and it magically turns into goulash in her presence, who’s to say? Well, I would love to give you this recipe, but as far as I know I just did...

Anyhow, my mom is a bit better, and I received this soup recipe from her. I cannot give measurements of ingredients, rather I will list what CAN go in the soup, and you can put whatever you want in. It is easy.

Soup base ingredients
Water – enough to fully cover meat and veggies
OXO cubes vegetable or chicken flavour - amount depends on how much soup you are making, 1 to 2 should do it
or homemade stock.
Paprika – to taste
Canned tomatoes – one can should do it
Worcestershire sauce – to taste
Ketchup – optional – to taste
Mustard – optional – to taste
Diana sauce – optional – to taste
Any other sort of sauce thing you have in you kitchen that you think may work – to taste

Potatoes, cubed
Kielbasa – cubed
Carrots – chopped
Celery – chopped
Anything else you like in particular, one time we put kimchi in, and sometimes mushrooms, or whatever veggies I have in the fridge.

Put everything in a pot and cook on medium to high for about 30min to and hour, whenever the potatoes are done to your liking. I find no matter what I put in this soup it always tastes the same, so you really can’t mess it up! and it is surprisingly quick to make. Make lots, as it tastes better the longer it sits in the fridge.

Okay, so now you have the soup, but you need some biscuits to go with. No problem!

Moms biscuit recipe! Haha, no I seriously just scammed this from, but my mom isn’t home, and Paul is harassing me, so I will add hers later, but this one looks really good, and it has a 5 star rating!

Never Fail Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 teaspoons white sugar
1/2 cup butter, chilled and diced
3/4 cup milk

1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2 In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse oatmeal. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and pour in the milk. Stir until dough begins to pull together then turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
3 Press dough together and then roll out until 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 2 inch round biscuits and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
4 Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until golden.

And I KNOW you feel like desert! Here is the easiest sweets recipe EVER!

Sweet marie bars

1 ½ cups peanut butter
1 ½ cups corn syrup
1 ½ cups brown sugar
6 cups of rice crispies
1 ½ cups unsalted peanuts
1 tbsp butter
4 squares bittersweet chocolate

Put top 3 ingredients in microwave safe container and microwave for 3 minutes.
Put the rice cripies and peanuts in a large container (I use a big margarine container) and mix them.
When the 3 minutes is up, mix the microwaved ingredients well, and then add them to the rice crispie mixture and flatten as much as possible.
In a small saucepan melt the butter. When melted add the chocolate, and melt the chocolate. Spread melted chocolate evenly on top of rice crispie mixture.
Put it in the fridge and in a couple of hours, enjoy!


Okay, so Paul, lay off!
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