Thursday, December 8, 2011

Grandma Hystad's Food And Drink Recipes - Food Information


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GRANDMA'S OVEN FRIED CHICKEN

GRANDMA'S BEEF STEW AND DUMPLINGS

AUNT PAT'S BUTTER TARTS

GRANDMA'S FRENCH DRESSING

GRANDMA'S HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE

LIGHTSIDE

FOOD TIPS, INFORMATION

Grandma's Beef-Stew & Dumplings

1 pound..................(500 g).....................stew beef

3 tablespoons(45 ml).....................flour

1 clove of garlic

salt and pepper to taste

1 medium size onion, chopped

3 carrots

1 turnip, diced

1 bay leaf

Cut meat into cubes. Roll in flour and brown in hot oil.

Add chopped onion and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Stir until onion is a golden brown. Add enough water to cover

the meat. Bring to a boil. Simmer gently for 1 ½ -2 hours.

Add rest of vegetables ½ hour before stew is served.

YIELD: serves 4-6

TIME: 15 minutes preparation, approx.2 hours to cook

Dumplings

2 cups......................................(500 ml)...........................all purpose flour

4 teaspoons.........................(20 ml).................................baking powder

½ teaspoon..............................(2,5 ml)............................salt

2 tablespoons.....................(30 ml).................................shortening

¾ cup...........................................(185 ml).....................milk

Sift flour. Add baking powder and salt and sift again.

Cut in the shortening and add milk. Drop into simmering stew

gently, being careful to drop a piece of meat or vegetable so

that it will not be immersed. Cover the kettle.

Grandma's Oven Fried Chicken

4 ounces.................(125 ml)...............potato chips

½ cup ....................(125 ml)...............butter

½ teaspoon .............(2.5 )..................garlic powder

Melt butter. Brush chicken with butter. Crush potato chips

with rolling pin before opening bag. Mix garlic, salt and pepper with potato chips. Shake buttered chicken in potato chip mixture. Place on pan skin side up. Pour rest of mixture over chicken. Bake at 375 F, (190 C) for about 1 hour.

YIELD: Coating for 1 fryer

TIME: Preparation 10 minutes, cooking time approx. 1 hour.

AUNT PAT'S FAVOURITE BUTTER TARTS

1/3-cup ...........................(80 ml) .....................butter

1-cup....................................(250 ml).....................brown sugar

2 tablespoons............(30 ml)........................milk or cream

1/3 cup............................(80 ml)........................currants

1 egg beaten well

1 teaspoon...................(5 ml)...........................vanilla

Mix all ingredients together. Put in unbaked tart shells.

Bake at 450 F, (230 C), for 8 minutes. Turn down to 350 F,

(175 C), and cook until brown.

GRANDMA'S FRENCH DRESSING

1 teaspoon ............(5 ml)............sugar

2 teaspoons...........(10 ml)...........salt

½ teaspoon...........(2.5 ml)............pepper

½ teaspoon ..........(2.5 ml)............paprika

1 ½ cup...............(375 ml)..........salad oil

½ cup..................(125 ml)..........vinegar

1 clove of garlic (if desired)

Put sugar, salt, pepper and paprika in jar. Add oil, vinegar

And garlic. Shake well. When dressing is thoroughly blended, pour over salad.

YIELD: approximately 2 cups (500 ml)

CALORIES: 92 per tablespoon (15 ml)

TIME: 10 minutes.

GRANDMA'S HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE

1 egg yolk

½ teaspoon ............(2.5 ml) ............salt

½ teaspoon............(2.5 ml).............dry mustard

¼ teaspoon ............(1.25 ml)............paprika

dash cayenne

2 tablespoons ........(30 ml)...............vinegar

1 cup ...................(250 ml)..............salad oil

Put egg yolk and seasoning in bowl and mix well. Add 1

Tablespoon (15.ml) vinegar and beat well. Gradually beat in oil until ¼ cup of mixture is used. Then add 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) at a time.

As mixture thickens add remaining vinegar. If oil is added to

quickly, mayonnaise will curdle. To fix this add 1 more egg yoke and continue.

Store mayonnaise in covered jar and refrigerate.

YIELD: approximately 1 ¼ cup (310 ml).

CALORIES: 104 per tablespoon (15 ml).

Time: 15 minutes.

VARIATIONS

Creamy Mayonnaise

Whip ½ cup (125 ml) of evaporated milk.

Creamy Mayonnaise Sandwich Spread

Add 1 tablespoon cornstarch and cook until thick. This is

better than commercial mayonnaise.

LIGHTSIDE

A man walking on a side street in Vancouver stumbled across an

old lamp. He picked it up, rubbed it, and out popped a genie.

The genie said, "OK, You released me but I am old, getting tired

Of granting 3 wishes.....you can only get one wish!"

The man said, "I have always wanted to go to Hawaii, but I am to

scared to fly, and I get very seasick. Could you build me a

bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over there to visit?"

The genie laughed and said, "That's impossible!! Think of the

logistics of that! The supports, concrete, steel!! No, think of another wish.."

So the man said, "I have been married and divorced four times.

My wives always said that I don't care and that I am

insensitive. I wish that I could understand women, know how they feel

inside, and what they're thinking when they give me the silent

treatment. Know why they're crying, know what they really want when

they say "nothing", know how to make them truly happy."

The genie said, "Do you want that bridge to be two lanes or four?"

FOOD TIPS, INFORMATION

One of the best vegetables you can eat is a sweet potato. They are loaded with vitamin A, carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium and fibre. You can bake and then mix in crushed pineapple for sweetness.

Tomatoes are also packed with vitamin A, fibre.

Wild salmon is great for your health. Salmon that is caught wild has less PCB then farmed salmon. Salmon is high in heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Smoking or pickling salmon reduces the amount by about 75%.

Conventionally grown produce is coated with tiny amounts of pesticide residues. Apples, bell peppers, cucumbers, Peaches, pears could be trapped under a layer of wax. For safety, more so with children and older persons, you should scrub them in a highly diluted solution of liquid dish detergent, which removes most of the pesticides and wax. Or you could peel it, especially apples, peaches, and pears. Organic produce should still be washed to remove other contaminants.

Beans are inexpensive, low in fat, rich in protein, iron, folic and fibre.

Bananas contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium.

Take Note: The food and drug administration estimate that 1 in 20,000 eggs contain salmonella bacteria. Look for pasteurized eggs, which are flash-heated to destroy any bacteria. Persons with impaired immunity, pregnant women, infants, and older persons are at increased risk of severe complications. Other persons can decide for themselves whether the risk warrants giving up runny yolks or unpasteurised eggs, high risks persons should take those precautions.

POWER OUTAGES

"Power outages can occur at any time of the year and it often takes from a few hours to several days for electricity to be restored to residential areas," said USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Richard Raymond. "Foods stored in freezers and refrigerators can become unsafe in just a few hours if bacteria begin to grow and if these foods are consumed, people can become very sick."

Steps to follow to prepare for a possible weather emergency:

Store food on shelves that will be safely out of the way of contaminated water in case of flooding.

Have coolers on hand to keep refrigerator food cold if the power will be out for more than four hours. Purchase or make ice cubes and store in the freezer for use in the refrigerator or in a cooler. Freeze gel packs ahead of time for use in coolers.

Group food together in the freezer - this helps the food stay cold longer.

Steps to follow after the weather emergency:

Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature.

The refrigerator will keep food safely cold for about 4 hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will hold the

temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full and the door remains closed.)

Food may be safely refrozen if it still contains ice crystals or is at 40° F or below.

Never taste a food to determine its safety!

Obtain dry or block ice to keep your refrigerator and freezer as cold as possible if the power is going to be out for a prolonged period of time. Fifty pounds of dry ice should hold an 18-cubic-foot full freezer for 2 days.

If the power has been out for several days, check the temperature of the freezer with an appliance thermometer or food thermometer. If the food still contains ice crystals or is at 40° F or below, the food is safe.

If a thermometer has not been kept in the freezer, check each package of food to determine its safety. If the food still contains ice crystals, the food is safe.

Discard refrigerated perishable food such as meat, poultry, fish, soft cheeses, milk, eggs, leftovers and deli items after 4 hours without power.

Drink only bottled water if flooding has occurred.

Discard all food that came in contact with floodwaters including canned goods. Discard wooden cutting boards, plastic utensils, baby bottle nipples and pacifiers.

Thoroughly wash all metal pans, ceramic dishes and utensils that came in contact with flood water with hot soapy water and sanitize by boiling them in clean water or by immersing them for 15 minutes in a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water.

When in Doubt, Throw it Out!

Fresh Fruit Punch

8 ounces apiece of orange juice, pineapple juice, and grapefruit

juice.

1 bottle ginger ale. Sugar to taste.

Combine the juices with the sugar. Stir until the sugar is

dissolved and refrigerate. Add the ginger ale plus chunks of ice before serving.





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