Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Menu Plus the Recipes 2011

Christmas 2011 Menu

Pork Loin
Steamed Broccoli
Corn Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Pickles & Pickeled Beets
Sister Schuster Yeast Rolls
Chocolate Pie (Following)
Sweet Tea - Community Tea Bags 

Jiffy Corn Casserole

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can cream of corn
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (DO NOT DRAIN AT ALL)
  • 1 box JIFFY cornbread mix
  • 1 stick of butter (melted)
  • 1 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and put in a 9x13 casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Mom's Sweet Potato Casserole

Originally from The Blue Willow Inn Bible of Southern Cooking
Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes (baked)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 stick butter or margarine, at room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325.
  2. For the casserole, in a mixing bowl mash the sweet potatoes.
  3. Add the sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla.
  4. Mix well, using an electric beater.
  5. Put in a shallow 1-1/2 quart baking dish.
  6. FOR THE TOPPING:
  7. In a bowl combine brown sugar, flour, pecans and butter.
  8. Mix well until blended.
  9. Spread over the top of the sweet potatoes.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes.

Chocolate Pie (Mom's)

Mother's old fashioned pie and favorite of all.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 pre-baked pie crust
  • 1 batch meringue

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa and milk.
  2. Temper hot mixture with eggs and mix until thickened.
  3. Add vanilla and butter.
  4. Pour thickened mixture into pre-baked pie crust.
  5. Top with meringue.


Meringue

Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Beat egg whites with cream of tarter until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually beat in sugar until stiff.
  4. Spread over filling.
  5. Seal to edge of crust.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.
I seem to always make the same type of items since I ask each person what they want and they always say the same favorites.    Next year I'm going to surprise them with all new items.  

Any input from you readers would be greatly appreciated.

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, GOD BLESS YOU!