Sunday, November 28, 2010

Food is a wonderful thing

I felt it was time to share some recipes we love:
Bacon Roll-Ups
1 lb Bacon cut in half 1 loaf of white bread
1 8 oz Cream Cheese with chives Tooth Picks
Cut the edges off each slice of bread and then cut the slice into 3 strips, continue with the rest of the loaf. Spread cream cheese on each strip, roll it up, wrap a half slice of bacon around it and stick a tooth pick through to hold it together. Continue the process until all are rolled up. Place on a baking sheet and bake @ 350 degrees until bread is lightly brown. Serve immediately.
Meatless Meatballs
1 cup pecans chopped very fine 1 tsp poultry seasoning
8 oz grated cheddar cheese 1 can tomato soup
5 eggs dash of salt
1 cup cracker crumbs dash of sage
1 large onion finely diced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients together except the tomato soup. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Form into balls and place on an oiled dish. Mix 1 can of tomato soup with the soup can of water and pour over the balls. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to rest for 20 minutes before serving. Will help them to firm up. Unbelievably good.
Macaroni Salad
1 lb of macaroni or baby shells 1 1/2 cups celery chopped fine
1/2 cup carrots chopped fine 1/4 cup onion chopped fine
6 hard-goiled eggs sliced Paprika
Cook macaroni as directed, drain & cool. Set aside 1 hard boiled egg; then stir together gently the cooked macaroni, celery, carrots, onion and remaining eggs.
1 Pint Miracle Whip 1/4 Cup Vinegar
3/4 Cup Sugar 2 Tbl Prepared Mustard
Blend together the ingredients and fold into the salad mixture. Garnish with 1 hard boiled egg and paprika.
This recipe taken from an Amish cookbook and modified.
Marinated Cucumbers
8 cups cucumbers, peeled & sliced 2 cups white vinegar
2 tsp celery seed 1 tsp ground black pepper
20 cherry tomatoes cut in half 1 tsp salt
4 cups sugar
Combine all ingredients and cover. Refrigerate for at least 10 hours. The longer it sits the better it gets.
Breakfast Casserole
1 lb cooked bulk sausage 8 slices of bread cubed
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese 2 tps. dry mustard
1 1/2 cups milk 8 eggs well beaten
Grease 2 qt baking dish. Put cubed bread on bottom. Put cooked sausage on top of cubed bread. Combine beaten eggs, milk, mustard and cheese together and pur over the sausage. Cover with foil & let set in the refrigerator overnight. Remove foil and bake the next morning for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
I'll add more later. Hope you all enjoy these tried & true recipes.


  1. These are great recipes. I'm curious to try the cucumbers. Love vinegar and the sugar to sweeten sound great.

  2. They all sound great Odie. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. I agree Odie. They sound really good. I shall be trying them out!

  4. They all sound wonderful. The meatless meatballs have me intrigued

  5. Bacon roll ups sound like death on a plate (and I would SO eat them!). Thanks for sharing-make a Christmas recipe list perhaps?


  6. I love marinated cucumbers! My dad used to make them all the time, he would use onions instead of tomatoes though. I need to grab some cucumbers next time they are on sale and make some - I haven't had them in a looong time and I can feel a craving coming on!