July 6, 2018 at 10:45 a.m.
RHUBARB NUT MUFFIN
1-1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 t. each, baking soda and salt
1/3 c. canola or vegetable oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 t. vanilla
1 c. finely diced fresh rhubarb (about 1/4 –inch pieces)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 c. each packed brown sugar and chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 t. cinnamon
In a large bowl, combine first four ingredients; mix well. In another bowl, combine next four ingredients; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in rhubarb and nuts. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375 degrees for 22-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Makes 12 muffins.
Enough of rhubarb and muffins… I promise. Let’s do “a little bit of everything” for two today.
GERMAN STYLE GREEN BEANS
2-3 slices bacon, fried almost crisp
3 T. diced onion
2 T. white or cider vinegart
1 T. sugar
1 – 15 oz. can cut or French style green beans, drained
Remove bacon from skillet onto paper towel saving 1 T. bacon drippings. In a medium saucepan, add the 1 T. drippings, onion and sauté over medium heat, until tender. Combine sugar and vinegar; add to onions; stir well. Add green beans Heat over medium heat until hot. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings. Note: You can substitute 2 packets sugar substitute for sugar.
1 c. uncooked medium noodles
1/4 lb. ground beef
3 T. diced onion
1/2 c. thin sliced pepperoni, cutting circles in half
1 – 8 oz. can pizza sauce
2 T. water
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
In a medium saucepan, cook noodles, al’dente, drain and set aside. In a medium/ large skillet, brown ground beef and onion; drain off fat. Stir in noodles and remaining ingredients, except cheese; mix well. Turn into ungreased 1 qt. casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with cheese; bake additional five minutes. Makes two servings. Note: Serve with a lettuce and vegetable salad and some type of bread, roll or perhaps a muffin. Check out the muffin recipes in last week’s column
2 T. sugar
1-1/2 T. white or cider vinegar
5 T. half and half
2 c. torn leaf, iceberg or Romaine lettuce
Sunflower seeds, optional
In a small, deep bowl or jar, combine sugar and vinegar stir or shake to dissolve sugar. Stir in half and half. Put lettuce in a bowl; pour dressing over and gently stir to combine. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds as a garnish if you wish. Makes 2 servings
Thought for the Day: Picture a little girl or boy kneeling by the side of the bed saying nightly prayers…. “and say hi to our grandfather who art in heaven, too.” (The Family Circus)
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