Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quick Family Recipes

Makes about 2 quarts
6 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruit
1 cup coconut
1 cup nuts, chopped
1/3 cup sesame seeds
Mix all ingredients except raisins. Stir in and coat thoroughly with:
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
2 tsp. vanilla
Spread on cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Add raisins or other dried fruit and bake 5 more minutes.

Macaroni Salad
Makes 6 servings
1 cup uncooked macaroni
1 tsp. salt
4 cups boiling water
1 can tuna fish
1 cup chopped vegetables (celery, green pepper, onion, cooked peas, carrots, etc.)
Salad dressing
Bring water and salt to a boil. Add macaroni. Boil until tender (10 minutes); do not overcook. Drain, rinse in cold water. and drain again. Chill. Mix with tuna fish and vegetables. Marinate with salad dressing to taste (approximately 1 cup).

Tuna and Noodle Casserole
Makes about 6 servings.
8 oz. noodles
1 can tuna fish
1 can condensed mushroom or chicken soup
2/3 cup milk (canned or reconstituted powdered milk)
1/2 cup Ritz crackers, crushed
Cook noodles in 4 cups boiling water. Rinse and drain. Arrange noodles and tuna fish in layers in casserole. Combine soup and milk; pour over noodles and fish. Top with buttered crumbs and a dash of paprika. Bake at 375° about 25 minutes or until browned.

Baked Chicken and Spaghetti
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp. shortening or butter
1 can tomatoes
dash of pepper
2 tbsp. sugar
2 cups chicken, cooked, diced
10 oz. cooked & drained spaghetti
1/2 cup grated cheese
Saute onion in shortening or butter; add tomatoes, sugar, and pepper. Heat to boiling. Stir in chicken and spaghetti. Toss gently with fork. Pour into greased baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes.

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