Family Recipes: Now & Then

Selected recipes - some from family, friends and papers, ancestors and unknown sources. No guarantees: some of these are tried-and-true, others are just 'tried' recipes. #history #food

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Crock Pot 3 - Pulled Pork (for sandwiches, if you'd like)

Crock Pots (also called Slow Cooker) - While living overseas, I had no oven. I bought a very (very) cheap crock pot, and made many crock pot meals which otherwise would have required a broiler or oven. Here is one of them.

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Ingredients:
~1 tablespoon vegetable oil
~2-2.5 lbs. boneless pork loin
~ 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup (or a similar product)
~½  onion sliced
~ ½  cup water (the good kind)
~3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
~ 1 cup ketchup, or 'catsup' :)
~ 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
~ 1/4 cup cider vinegar
~ 1 Tbsp paprika
~ 1 tsp black pepper
~2 tsp salt
~ ½ (16 oz) bottle BBQ sauce (or, leave out all together, or devise your own BBQ sauce)

If you are making this as sandwiches, 12 round rolls (like hamburger rolls) split.

Directions:
Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the pork and cook until well browned on all sides. 
Stir the soup, ketchup, vinegar and brown sugar in crockpot.
Add the pork, and turn to coat.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours (OR until the pork is fork-tender).
Remove the pork from the cooker to a cutting board & let stand for 10 minutes. Using 2 forks, shred the pork.
Return the pork to the cooker.
Divide the pork and sauce mixture among the rolls.


Overseas Crock Pot 2 - Crockpot London Broil

Crock Pots (also called Slow Cooker) - While living overseas, I had no oven. I bought a very (very) cheap crock pot, and made many crock pot meals which otherwise would have required a broiler or oven. Here is one of them.

Slow Cooker London Broil

~1 1/2 pounds London broil
~ 2 cloves garlic, minced
~1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup -or some similar concoction
~1/2 cup water
~1/2 teaspoon dried basil
~1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
~1/2 teaspoon salt

Place the London broil in a slow cooker.
Add the garlic, mushroom soup, water, basil, oregano, and salt.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.

Overseas Crock Pot - 1 Sherry's Favorite Crock Pot Chicken

Crock Pots - While living overseas, I had no oven. I bought a very (very) cheap crock pot, and made many crock pot meals which otherwise would have required a broiler or oven. Here is one of them.

Sherry's Favorite Crock Pot Chicken

~1 frying chicken, cut up
~Salt & pepper
~1 can cream of mushroom soup
~1/2 cup sauterne or sherry
~2 tbl. butter or margarine, melted
~2 tbl. dry Italian salad dressing mix (or make your own)
~2 (3 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, cut in cubes (or local similar cream cheese)
~ 1 tbl. onion, chopped

Wash chicken and pat dry.
Brush with butter.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place in crock pot.
Sprinkle with dry salad mix (or spices).
Cover and cook on low for several hours.
About 3/4 hour before serving, mix soup, cream cheese, wine, and onion in bowl; stir well.
Pour over chicken in pot.
Cover and cook for 30 minutes on low.

Caesar Salad - homemade (for anchovy haters)

Caesar Salad 

This dressing is typically used on romaine salad leaves.

2 small garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon anchovy paste (found near the canned tuna in the supermarket)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (recommended brand: Maille)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 - 2 heads romaine lettuce washed and torn into bite-sized pieces

Instructions 
~ In a medium bowl whisk together
garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce.

~Add the mayonnaise, Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt and pepper and whisk until well combined.

~Taste and adjust to your liking.
~ Dressing will keep well in the fridge for about a week.

Overnight Oats - Mixed Berry

1/4 c oats
1/4 c yogurt
1/4 c milk
1 tsp chia seeds
1/4 c blackberries, sliced
1/4 c raspberries
1/4 c banana, sliced

To prepare:
~Add oats to a container of choice,( I use short wide-mouthed jar with lid)
~Pour in milk, add yogurt, and sprinkle in chia seeds.
~Add sliced banana.
~Drizzle with some honey.
~Add combined mixture of blackberries & raspberries (or any other combination of berries).
~ Close, seal lid.
~Put in refrigerator till AM.* --
I make 4 of these at a time and they keep for at least that long.

-From Quaker Oats

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Chick-pea Salad Version 1 Indian

Chick-pea salad
Combine
~canned chickpeas
~ diced cucumber
~ carrot
~ onion
~ tomatoes


For dressing:
Combine vigorously
~ plain yogurt
~ salt
~ paprika / pepper
~ chopped (or pureed) mint & cilantro leaves.


Top with crushed pita chips and cilantro before serving.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rice Krispies Treats

Why do I include this recipe? I’ve lived places which provided a stove and microwave, but no oven. I had to use this to ‘bake.” It's good for the days you don’t want to turn on the oven. And, it’s easy enough for your child to do—and to do well. It’s portable, and a dessert that kids like (but it’s not chocolate).

 Rice Krispies Treats

PAN: 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan: coat with cooking spray or other grease

Ingredients:
4 cups miniature marshmallows
3 TBL  butter
6 cups  Rice Krispies cereal

Directions:
~In large pan melt butter over low heat.
~Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
~Add Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well coated. DO THIS QUICKLY
~ Put a little water on your hands before placing the mixture in the pan and use a spatula or waxed paper to evenly press the mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.

~Cool then cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.