McClellan: Locating ‘lost’ recipes | Barbara Mcclellan

Table of Contents Jo Ruth’s Cheesy Tuna SaladFlorida Crispy Cookies It is drop! (Properly, sort

It is drop! (Properly, sort of. If we forget the calendar and recall the days we considered fall the working day following Labor Working day when school started, just after possessing been shut considering that Memorial Working day.)

These were the days prior to university shut for a week at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas, times for many authorized vacations and a 7 days for spring crack. Truthfully, we however go the very same quantity of times, for the most portion, it is just that the times off (for students) are distribute out by means of the school year, generating the school calendar bring us back in the middle of August.

I enjoy fall pretty much very best of all seasons (properly, maybe alongside with spring), but when the first little cold snap comes it truly appears to be like the time when we should really start out pondering a lot more about cooking hearty, filling food items. And in scenario you haven’t observed, these times are not below still.

Many weeks or months (possibly yrs) back, my “sister-friend” Jeanie Folzenlogen referred to as and asked if I had a recipe that included cottage cheese and tuna and was seasoned with dry ranch dressing. She was confident I had operate a recipe like this in the column at one time. I seemed as a result of a few column notebooks and in all three cookbooks I have written.

Very well, I could not obtain one particular like that, but it did make a little tickle in the again of my brain that I make a summer time salad with cottage cheese, chopped uncooked veggies and dry ranch dressing. Jeanie was good that there had been a person with tuna. Of study course, she was appropriate, and I found it. The date on the column, Sept. 3, 1975. Jeanie has been a trustworthy reader for plenty of years. It is however a fantastic dish for incredibly hot faux-slide times. I give credit to Jo Ruth Maness for the recipe.

Jo Ruth’s Cheesy Tuna Salad

1 carton (16 ounces) little curd cottage cheese

1 offer dry Ranch Dressing blend

5 1/2 ounces can tuna, drained (This is the compact can that utilised to be 6 1/2 ounces)

Blend all components, chill nicely, and provide on a lettuce leaf, if preferred.

The next is a cookie recipe from a nameless man or woman, but I bought it in Florida a single summertime when our children have been younger. They have been mortified that I would inquire a comprehensive stranger anywhere, at any time, anyplace for a recipe. They eventually received utilised to it. It just became a portion of everyday living for them, I guess.

Florida Crispy Cookies

1 cup crushed potato chips

Product sugars and shortening with electric mixer. Incorporate eggs and vanilla. Stir in dry elements. Carefully incorporate nuts and crushed potato chips. Blend totally. Drop by scant teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with fork dipped in h2o. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes right until evenly golden. Will make about 3 1/2 dozen cookies. Preserve in tightly sealed container immediately after cooling.

This discovering of “lost” recipes reminds me of the tried using and trued problem of locating misplaced points. When you are seeking desperately for shed merchandise 1, it can be a hopeless trigger, until finally you are searching for misplaced product 2. Guess what you will come across? Yep, that pesky factor you appeared everywhere you go for. It will be proper in the location that you have searched, but it apparently just stayed concealed right up until you have been hunting for a thing else (which you probably did not discover).

— Barbara Richardson McClellan is a longtime food stuff columnist. Write her at [email protected] or in care of the Longview News-Journal, P.O. Box 1792, Longview, TX 75606.