Friday, October 1, 2010

Recipes From My New Cookbook

I like unusual cookbooks and I picked this gem up at a yard sale a few weeks back. Glancing at the title before I bought it I didn't know if it had real recipes or was just a joke. I also wanted to find out if any of the foods that I liked to cook were inside. There's nothing quite like finding out you're white trash by the foods that you like to cook, and that somebody actually took the time to write it all down.

I've included a recipe from different sections of the cookbook:

Vegetables 'n Meats

Nobody's Corn Topper Casserole
1 pound can cut green beans, drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 pound can cream-style corn
4 tablespoons chopped onion
2 cups cubed cooked ham
3/4 cup Bisquick

Place beans in a 2-quart greased casserole, reserving a few for garnish. Sprinkle onion on top; spread with soup. Top with a layer of ham. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Combine, corn and biscuit mix. Spoon mixture on top of casserole. Bake for 20 minutes longer. Garnish with rest of beans.

Fish, Cooter 'n Shrimp

Clara Jane Vickar's Creamed Tuna Lunch
Brown 2 tablespoons of flour and 3 tablespoons of butter or oleo in a skillet. Add the tuna (big can is best) chunk style and 1 small container half-and-half or 2 cups of milk. Cook over low heat til thickened. Salt, pepper, and serve with toast or rice. Carnation evaporated milk is good in this, too.

Sandwiches 'n Eggs

Oozie's Okra Omelet
1 cup of fresh okra, cut in rounds
1/2 cup chopped scallions
6-7 eggs
1/3 cup of milk

Fry okra and onions in 2 tablespoons of bacon and grease or oil til onions are clear and okra is bright green. Remove okra and onions. Stir eggs into the skillet til they start thickening; then add okra and onions and work til done. 5-9 minutes. Serves 4 to 5. Best with cornbread.

Candies, Cakes, Cobbler 'n Cookies

Post Office Cookies
1 1/3 sticks oleo
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup flour (measure before sifting)
1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon McCormick's vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 eggs, beaten together

Cream oleo and sugar; add eggs and flour, vanilla and nuts. Cook in biscuit pan in a slow oven (250 degrees) about 40 minutes. When cold, cut in small pieces and roll in confectioner's powdered sugar.

Sweet Pones, Puddins 'n Pies

Sweet Tater Surprise
2 cups warm mashed sweet taters
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 whole egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crushed cornflakes

Combine warm taters with beaten egg, sugar, and salt. Form into balls with peanut butter inside each one. Roll in crushed cornflakes. Brown in oven at 375 degrees. Marshmallows can be used inside the balls with the peanut butter for a little extra treat.

Cornpones, Cornbreads, Biscuits 'n Rolls

Spoon Bread
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 1/2 teaspoons Calumet baking powder
2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups of scalded milk

Mix cornmeal and salt. Add hot milk, and cook in double-boiler until thick and smooth, stirring it once in a while. Take it off the stove and cool it. Pour in well-beaten egg yolks, and fold in stiffly-beaten egg whites. Place in greased casserole, which has also had one tablespoon of melted fat. Bake in moderate oven, 375 degrees, for 35 minutes, or until firm and the crust is brown.

You should be able to serve a complete meal from the recipes above. Let me know how it turns out.

Are you white trash?

Or do you just cook like it!


Marsy {Giddy Fingers} said...

That is a funny book! If only we had books like these in the UK :)

Patricia Rockwell said...

I have seen this cook book and there really are a lot of great recipes in it--easy too.

Claudya Martinez said...

I can honestly say I've never had any of these mouthwatering recipes. But never say never.

Thank you so much for your recent support.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Is this a new edition of an old book? I think a friend has it. I was reading things from her shelves one day... if not, it was the same idea. All very yummy and horrible for you!

vickilikesfrogs said...

That corn topper casserole sounds freakin' delish!

lilyruth said...

Thaks for sharing these gret receipes with us I realy enjoyed making those pst cookies. Listen thanks for stopping bu and droping a ecard on me I have done the same and listen I also adgtized your ads im nes to adgitize so I hope you will stop by my blogs and click on my adgitize ads to help me out Im trying to earn some money for a new comuter since mine is old and always giving me trouble. and be sure to sign in to my googles friends connect widget to show your our friend. Thanks Follow me on twitter Im now following you. You have a great blog. Hugs Lilyruth

Gianetta said...

Marsy- I think the author was British!

Rae- Let me know how it turns out.

Patricia- I've tried a couple of them...the mashed potato recipe is very yummy!

Unknowned Mami- Try one, you might like it. The cookies are really good.

Gianetta said...

Shark- The book dates back to the 80s; the decade of decadence.

Frogs- Give it a try. Trying new things is good for you was what my mom always told me.

Lily- Thanks!



Blog Widget by LinkWithin