Category: Meps’ family

  • Swiss Steak

    A clipping from my mother’s cigar box of recipes and other paper treasures. I remember she made this very often, but until now, nobody had her recipe for it. 2 T fat 1-3/4 lb round beef 2 T flour 1 medium onion, sliced 1 8-oz can tomato sauce 2-1/2 C water 1-1/2 t salt 1/4…

  • Tuna Fish Cheese Pie

    A handwritten recipe card from the collection of Esther Schulte, my mother. I have typed it exactly as she wrote it, flaws and all. 2 tlbs. oleo 4 tlbs. flour 2 C hot milk & veg. juice 1/2 tsp. salt pepper 1/2 tlbs grated onion 1 cup peas 1 cup cubed carrots 1 can tuna…

  • Southern Doughnuts

    I remember when my mother pulled this recipe out of her cigar box collection and made doughnuts, with little me helping. It was probably the year before I went to kindergarten, because all my brothers and sisters were at school when we did it. Butter, the size of an egg 1 C sugar 3 eggs,…

  • “Best Ever” Pie

    I found this in my mother’s recipe collection, in a pamphlet entitled “Pecan Facts from Sunnyland Farms.” I don’t remember her making it, but evidently, she was quite taken with the recipe, as evidenced by the penciled circle and arrows marking it. 2 eggs 1 C sugar 1 t cinnamon 1 t cloves 1/2 C…

  • Stovetop Eggplant Casserole

    In a skillet: 1 lb hamburger 2 celery stalks 2 sliced medium onions 1 C Ragu spag. sauce 1/2 C water 1 t oregano 1 t chili powder 1 med. eggplant 3-4 slices swiss cheese Parmesan cheese Dash paprika Brown hamburger, onions, and celery (drain). Add sauce, water, and seasonings. Mix well. Slice eggplant 1/2-inch…

  • Chili

    My brother Stevie was legendary for his chili. He never needed a recipe, but I found this reminder among his recipes: Gr. beef, drain fat Onions Gr. pepper Jalapeno Tomato sauce Noodles Crackers Chili powder Chili beans Chopped tomatoes Corn!

  • Chicken Casserole

    From Stevie’s collection, in his handwriting: Oil dish first 1/3 C long grain rice (optional: mix nuts in with rice) 1/4 C chopped onion 2 T chopped green pepper 1 chicken breast split lengthwise 1 7-oz can mushroom soup 2 T water 1 cube chicken bouillon, crushed 1/8 t dried sage, crushed 1/8 dried thyme…

  • Tuna Casserole

    From Stevie’s collection, probably typed by Mom: 2 C uncooked egg noodles 1 small chopped onion 2 T oil 1/2 C chopped parsley 1 C white cabbage, shredded 1 C fresh or frozen peas 1 t oregano 1 can 7-1/2 oz tuna drained and flaked salt and pepper Cook noodles in 6 cups boiling water…

  • Chicken-venison or beef and corn cheese bake

    From Stevie’s collection, in his handwriting: 1 lb gr. beef 1/2 C onion, chopped 1 can cheddar cheese soup 1/3 C water 1 C chopped tomatoes 1 can whole kernel corn 2 C cooked noodles In skillet, brown gr. beef & drain. Add cooked onion. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into 1-1/2 quart casserole. Bake…

  • Stevie’s Pasta Salad

    This is typed just as my brother wrote it… Box pasta salad mix mixed pasta green pepper can mushrooms olives Pimentoes chopped ch. cheese/parmesan (I think he meant cheddar) chopped tomatoe or Fr. peas cubed chicken Eat w/ crackers