Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Old Recipes & weather

We have run the gambit I tell you.  Last week after the 36 plus inches melted off we had 2 really nice days before we were hit again with snow.  

If I can get a few days of dry weather I am going to dig a 2 hole Indian fire and take pictures as we go along and then using it to post here with instructions.

This last Friday we had several inches of new snow and Dave was sledding with Kaylee in the back yard.

The snow has pretty much melted off the last 3 days and it is in the 50's today but we have rain storms headed in tonight and for the new few days. 

The new snow man fell over yesterday afternoon and there is only like 18 inches of him left.

I got to hang the clothes up yesterday to dry, that was so nice. Dave helped take the loads off the line before it got dark.


Here are some recipes from an 1958 local cookbook from the ladies in the area.

Rice Muffins
1 cup cold cooked rice
2 eggs, well beaten
3 Tablesp baking powder
4 tablesp melted shortening or butter
2 tablesp sugar
1 & 1/2 cup flour
1 cup milk
Sift flour, measure and sift with baking powder and salt. Combine rice, milk, eggs, shortening and sugar. Add dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Fill well greased muffin tins to 2/3 full. Bake in hot oven (425 deg) about 30 min. By Roxie Parkin

No Knead Rolls
1/2 cup vege. oil
3 eggs beaten
1/3 cup sugar
4 & 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons yeast
1 cup warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
 In large bowl but yeast in warm water and let sit 5 minutes. Stir in other ingredients let rise 1 hour. Shape and put in pans or cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees 15 minutes. By Pauline Jacobs

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 & 1/2 cup sifted flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teasp ginger
1/2 teasp ground cloves
1/2 teasp salt
1 cup molasses
1 cup hit water
Cream the shortening and sugar. Add egg and beat until fluffy. Sift all dry ingredients add to liquid and stir until smooth. Bake in a square pan at 350 deg. 30 to 40 minutes. By Virginia Hollingsworth

I will try to remember to add a few of these each week and other recipes and hints from the 17th century on up.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe our snow is gone already ... (unusual for this time of the year) although we did have a few very light flakes this morning. That rice muffin recipe looks interesting ~ I might have to give that one a try. Thanks for sharing:)


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