Hello Everyone! It is time for the Wednesday Weekly Update on what we cooked throughout the week. First I need to fess up. I ended up not doing a lot of cooking this week due to a huge hand injury. Tomorrow, I will explain everything to you. I mean every gory detail. but since we are talking of food today, I thought it would be inappropriate to discuss the events.
Two weeks ago, I was smart and made frozen dinners. Funny because I never make frozen dinners, but I was making some dinners for a friend going into surgery and I thought I would make a bunch extra for our freezer. Good thing, because I needed them this week.
So we have had lasagna, shepherds pie, pulled pork, lots of left overs.
I did start the week off by making some tasty items out of the Record Book. The old recipe book that my great-grandmother made my mom. I mad Chili Con Carne and Drop Biscuits for dinner.
And my son made tasty pizza rolls.
So today I thought I would give the Chili and Biscuit recipes. These are written the exactly the way my great-grandmother had written them in the 1940’s. Thought it would add a little excitement to the day.
Here are the recipes.
Chili Con Carne:
“Is as healthful as delicious when made this way.”
Brown 1 lb ground beef in 2 tsp fat
Add one cup sliced onions and cook until yellow.
Add 1 tsp salt
1 can of tomatoes
1 can tomato soup
2 cans red beans
1tsp chili powder
1 cup beef broth
“limit one tsp of chili powder for children, let taste guide you for adults.”
Cover and cook until done.
Baking Powder Biscuits
2 cups sifted flour
3tsp baking powder
1/4 cup shortening (I used butter, my son is allergic to shortening)
3/4 cup milk (I made into drop biscuits. Add one full cup for drop)
Heat oven to 450. Sift Flour, baking powder and salt into bowl. Cut shortening in finely. Stir in milk to make soft dough. Round up on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Knead lightly about thirty seconds. Roll or pat out about 1/2″ thick. Cut. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Serve piping hot with butter also jelly, honey, syrup etc. Makes 20 biscuits.
I hope you all had a wonderful week of cooking and as always if you would like to share your recipes, leave a comment with a link.