Monday, April 6, 2009


1 peck tomatoes
6 onions
1 bunch celery
1 lg. green pepper
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. salt

Core tomatoes, cut other vegetables in chunks and blend all together. Cream sugar, butter and flour and then add salt and stir. Bring vegetables to a boil. Add creamed mixture and boil for ten minutes. Pour into jars and seal.

Makes about 6 quarts.


14 qts. tomatoes
7 med. onions
1 celery stalk
3 tbsp. parsley

Combine and cook until celery and onions are tender. Run through food mill. Add:

4 tbsp. salt
8 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. pepper

Cook for 15 minutes.

14 tbsp. melted butter
14 tbsp. flour

Add to soup. Pour into prepared jars and process for 30 minutes.


1/2 bu. tomatoes (25 lbs.)
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. canning salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
4 tsp. onion salt
4 tsp. celery salt
1 lb. butter
2 c. flour

Wash and quarter. Cook until soft. Run through blender. Put through sieve. Combine juice and spices except butter and flour. Heat. Melt butter in pan. Remove and stir flour into butter until paste, no lumps. Add juice to paste, stirring to blend. Keep doing until paste gets thin. Pour back into juice. Bring to full boil. Put in jar. Process in open kettle or pressure cooker.


1/2 bushel tomatoes
2 bunches celery
24 sm. onions
Very little red pepper
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
3 tbsp. salt
1 c. flour

Cook tomatoes, celery and onions until done, 1/2 to 3/4 hour. Put through colander or food mill. Add rest of ingredients. Cook until thick, put in jars. Seal; put in pressure canner for 15 minutes at 10 pounds pressure.


1/2 bushel tomatoes, strained
6 green peppers
6 lg. onions
1 lg. bunch celery
1/4 c. salt
2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
3 sq. margarine
1 1/2 c. alphabet soup pasta

Juice tomatoes, then chop and cook other vegetables until tender. Melt margarine and add flour. Combine all vegetables and add salt and sugar. Bring to boil and add combined flour and butter (blend with little soup). Combine all and boil 10 minutes. Pressure 10 minutes.


3 oz. bacon fat
1 oz. olive oil
2 lb. onion, cut into thin strips
2 oz. marsala wine
1 gal. chicken stock
1/2 gal. beef stock
1 tsp. each thyme, basil, oregano

Saute onion in fat and oil. Add wine and cook approximately 5 minutes, until onion is soft. Add all other ingredients. Simmer for 20 minutes. Skim fat from soup. Serve with croutons and grated Romano cheese.


1 (21 lb.) live Maine lobster
4 strips bacon, fine dice
1/2 med. onion, fine dice
1/4 med. green pepper, fine dice
1/4 med. red pepper, fine dice
1/4 med. yellow pepper, fine dice
1/4 sm. jalapeno pepper, fine dice
1/2 stalk celery, fine dice
1/2 med. carrot, fine dice
1/2 c. diced green chilies, canned
1/4 lb. unsalted butter
1/2 c. all purpose flour
6 c. lobster stock or 1 tbsp. lobster base and 6 c. water
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 c. corn, cut off the cob
1 c. cream style corn
1 sm. smoked hamhock
2 med. baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch square dice
1 bunch cilantro, fine chop
2 stalks green onions, fine bias cut
2 c. heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. Lenard's southwestern seasoning blend
1/2 lemon juice
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Steam lobster 17 minutes, let cool and remove from shell. Save shells to make lobster stock if desired. Saute bacon until crispy in sauce or small stock pot. Add: onions; green, red, yellow and jalapeno peppers; celery and carrots, cook until soft. Add: tomato paste and green chilies. Add: lobster base, if that is your choice over stock. Cook 3 mintues stirring constantly over medium heat. Add: 1/2 of the unsalted butter and cook until melted. Add: flour and cook 3 more minutes. Roast corn kernals in an oven on a baking sheet or other flat pan until slightly browned and add to chowder. Add: cream style corn; southwestern seasoning and smoked hamhocks. Add: stock or water, if using base. Cook for 1/2 hour keeping at a slow boil, stirring constantly. Add: potatoes and cook for another 15 minutes. If too thick add more stock or water to desired consistency. Add: green onions; cilantro and lemon juice. Slowly Whisk in cream and the remaining butter until melted. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Serves 12 people.


3 c. chicken broth
1 med. onion sliced
1 tbsp. corn oil
3 med. peeled and diced cucumbers
1 tsp. corn starch
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
1/2 tsp. beaumonde
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. dry vermouth
1 tbsp. sour creamchives to garnish

Saute onions in oil, 5 minutes, add the diced cucumbers. Blend corn starch with some cold chicken broth, add to cucumbers and add rest of broth. Add salt, pepper, basil and beaumonde. Bring to boil, simmer for 25 minutes. Put in blender, blend and add lemon juice, sour cream. When blended add vermouth. Chill. Can be made several days ahead. When serving, garnish with chives.


2 tbsp. butter
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup
1 (10 oz.) box frozen mixed vegetables
1 lb. Kielbasa sausage or turkey Kielbasa
White rice

In a small saucepan, simmer the mixed vegetables until done. While they are cooking, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a deep fry pan. Slice the Kielbasa and then quarter each of the slices so there are four bite size pieces. Brown the Kielbasa in the butter. Then add the can of cream of mushroom soup to the meat and butter. then add the milk and blend it all together making a cream sauce. Add the vegetables, blend it all together and serve over rice. Use milk to the consistency you like.


4 lbs. beef round steak, cut in 1 inch cubes
4 c. sliced carrots
2 c. sliced celery
4 med. onions, sliced
2 (5 oz.) cans water chestnuts, drained and sliced
2 (6 oz.) cans sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 c. plus
2 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. salt
2 (16 oz.) cans tomatoes
2 c. Burgundy

In roasting pan or Dutch oven mix meat, carrots, celery, onions, water chestnuts and mushrooms. Mix flour, sugar and salt, then add to meat mixture. Stir in tomatoes and Burgundy. Cover and bake 4 hours.


3 1/2 qt. water
1 lb. soup meat and bone
2 bay leaves
1 lg. onion, sliced
3 lg. carrots, diced
2 tsp. salt
1 c. celery and some leaves
1 sm. heat cabbage shredded
1/4 c. rice
2 lg. potatoes, sliced
1 c. cream

Boil soup meat and bone for 2 hours onion and bay leaves add vegetables and tomatoes. Simmer about 1 hour. Add cream when you are ready to eat. May add 1/4 cup barley if desired.


2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp. oleo
2 (13 3/4 oz.) cans College Inn Broth
8 oz. fresh or frozen tortellini
1 (15 oz.) can corn
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can tomato bits

In large saucepan over medium high heat, cook garlic in oleo for 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth and tortellini. Heat to boil and reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add corn and tomato and simmer 5 minutes more. Serve topped with cheese. Works good in crockpot.


5 lb. potatoes, diced
10 or so carrots, scraped and sliced
1 bunch celery, diced or cut up
3 big onions, cut up

Put all of the above in a large kettle or roaster and mix well. Add to sterilized jars with 1/2 teaspoon canning salt to quart jars. Fill jars with cold water, remove bubbles with a knife, wipe jar tops and put on lids and covers. Process for 3 hours in boiling water bath. Then, when you're ready for soup or beet hash, cook you meat and dump a jar in the juice and meat and your soup's ready. OR for hash, just drain a jar, add beets and warm up in a fry pan with butter.