Saturday, June 18, 2005

Dad's Favorite foods for Father's Day

Barbecued Beef Short Ribs

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon all purpose flour
1 cup apple cider or apple juice
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon catsup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
4 pounds beef short ribs
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat; add chopped onion, and saute until onion is done. Add flour, stirring well. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add apple cider or apple juice, cook over medium heat. stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Stir in remaining ingredients except ribs. Remove sauce from heat, and set aside. Cut ribs into serving size portions, and grill over low coals 1 hour and 15 minutes. Baste ribs with sauce, and grill 20 more minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Turn and bast frequently with sauce. Serve the remaining sauce with ribs as each desires.
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Easy Banana Pudding

1 box {12 ounces} vanilla wafers
2 packages {3.4 ounces each} instant vanilla pudding mix
3 1/2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
7 bananas, sliced
1 tablespoon sugar Line bottom of 3-quart glass serving bowl with vanilla wafers in single layer. prepare instant pudding mix according to package directions, using milk and 1/2 cup cream. Beat in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Layer one- fourth of the banana slices over wafers. Spoon on one-fourth of pudding, spreading evenly. Top with a layer of vanilla wafers. Repeat layering, ending with pudding. Beat together remaining 1 1/2 cups cream, remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla and the sugar in small bowl until soft peeks form. Spoon on top, spreading level. Loosely cover; refrigerate over night.
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Cheese Cake

5 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 {8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened}
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
For the Crust
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons margarine, melted For the crust: Combine crumbs, sugar and margarine. Press onto bottom of spring form pan and bake in 350/o oven for 10 minutes.For filling: In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well-blended. Pour into spring form pan and bake at 350/o for 1 hour or until set. When the cheese cake has cooled and pulled away from sides of pan, remove sides and chill for 12 to 24 hours. Top with prepared cherry or blueberry pie filling.
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Strawberry Nut Salad

2 packages strawberry jello
1 cup boiling water
2 {10 ounce} packages frozen sliced strawberries
14 ounce can crushed pineapple
3 medium bananas, mashed
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1 carton sour cream Combine jello and water, stir until dissolved. Fold in thawed strawberries with juice, drained pineapple, bananas and nuts. Turn half of mixture into dish as 1st. layer. When firm, spread sour cream. Spoon on rest of strawberry mixture. Chill. For those who prefer Cool whip instead of sour cream you will be delighted with this recipe as both are very good.
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PIneapple Upside Down Cake

2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 can {8 1/4 ounces} sliced PIneapple in syrup, drained
1 1/2 cups buttermilk baking mix
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk or water
2 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg Heat oven to 350/o heat margarine in round pan. 9x1 1/2 inches, in oven until melted. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Place 1 PIneapple slice in center of pan. Cut remaining slices in halves; arrange halves, cut sides out. around PIneapple in center of pan, place 7 maraschino cherries in center or curves of PIneapple slices if desired; arrange 6 pecan halves around center slice if desired. Beat remaining ingredients on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed4 minutes. pour over fruit in pan. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. 35 to 40 minutes. Immediately invert pan on heatproof plate.Let pan remain a few minutes. Serve warm top with cool whip if desired.
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Old Fashioned Baked Beans

1 pound dry great northern beans
2 quarts water, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 medium onion chopped
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons dark molasses
1/2 pound sliced bacon, fried and crumbled Place beans , and 1 quart water in a sauce pan; bring to boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse; return beans to sauce pan. Add salt and remaining water; bring to boil. reduce the heat; cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until beans are tender.Drain, reserving 2 cups cooking liquid. In a greased 13x9 inch. baking dish, combine beans, onion, mustard, brown sugar, molasses, bacon and 1 cup of reserved cooking liquid. Cover and bake at 400/o for 45 minutes or until the beans have reached desired thickness, stirring occasionally {add additional reserved cooking liquid if needed.
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Mc Donald's Big Mack

1 seame seed hamburger bun plus half of an additional hamburger bun
1/4 pound ground beef
dash of salt
1 tablespoon Kraft thousand Island dressing
1 teaspoon finely diced onion
1/2 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
1 slice American cheese
2 to 3 dill pickles sliced With a serrated knife, cut off the top of the extra bun half, leaving a slice about 3/4 inch thick. This will be the middle bun in your sandwich. Place the three bun halves on a hot skillet or griddle, face down, and toast them to a light brown. Set aside the bun halves, but keep the skillet hot. Divide the ground beef in half and press each half into a thin patty that is slightly larger than the bun. Cook the patties in the hot skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Salt lightly. Build the burger in the following stacking order from the bottom up: as follows Bottom bun use half of dressing, Half of onion, Half of lettuce, American cheese, Beef patty, Then place the middle bun, then use remainder of dressing, then remainder of onion, and remainder of lettuce, pickle slices, then beef patty, then top bun. Now let your taster be the judge. It does taste like McDonald's Big Mack. Make one for yourself.
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Jancy's Meatballs

3 pounds ground beef
1 cup evaporated milk
2 cups oatmeal
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 cups ketchup
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons liquid smoke Mix together ground beef, milk, oatmeal, eggs, and 1 cup of the chopped onions, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Shape into small 1-inch balls and place in large casserole dish. For the sauce, blend together 1/2 cup onion, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder., ketchup, brown sugar, and the liquid smoke. Pour sauce over meatballs and bake at 350/o for 1 hour. After they have baked you can place them in a crock pot. Handy for taking to picnic, or other family gatherings. These are very good, Recipe from a friend of family.

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