Saturday, August 13, 2016

Dad's Homemade Egg Rolls

Egg Rolls

6 thin slices ginger root
1 lb. ground pork
1 ½ cups grated carrot
1 ½ - 2 cups thinly sliced celery
Approx. 2 cups bean sprouts (fresh)
Dried mushrooms, if desired
Dried Shrimp, if desired
2-3 Tbsp oil
3 tsp sugar
2 ½ tsp salt
1 ½ Tbsp soya sauce
Msg, if desired
1 egg, whipped
1 pkg of egg roll casings (approx. 40)

Chinese cabbage can also be substituted for celery. You can also add green onions.

Put 2-3 Tbsp oil in the wok. Add ginger root, green onion, mushroom and shrimp if used, then meat. When cooked add tsp salt and 5 Tbsp water. Add 2 tsp sugar and ½ tsp of soya sauce. Cook until meat is cooked and set aside.

Put 2-3 Tbsp of oil in the wok, add carrots, cook slightly, add celery(or cabbage) then bean sprouts, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar. Add meat again and add 1 Tbsp soya sauce. Mix 2 tbsp corn starch with a little water and add. Stir well so the corn starch cooks. Whip up egg, brush on edges of egg roll casing to seal. Deep fry @ 350. Stand on edge to cool and they will remain crisp.

Grammy Nelson's Strawberry Pie

1 baked pie shell
1 qt. strawberries
3 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
½ cup whipping cream

In saucepan, crush half of strawberries- stir in cornstarch, sugar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring until clear and thickened; cool. Cut rest of berries in half, fold into cooked mixture., turn into crust. Refrigerate until well chilled. Mix up whipped cream and put on pie.

Nanny Logan's Bread & Butter Pickles

16 cups cucumber sliced
6 medium onion sliced
⅓ cup salt
Ice cubes

Put cucumber and onions in a large pot, I like to layer them in my pot ( ½ cucumber  ½ onions). Sprinkle salt over the top and cover with ice cubes.

Once your ice has melted drain liquid off.

In a separate bowl mix together.......

3 cups white vinegar

5 cups white sugar
1 ½ tsp. numeric
1 ½ tsp. celery seed
2 Tbsp. mustard seed

Mix well and pour over cucumber and onions. Bring to a boil, occasionally stirring so your cucumbers look like pickles. Pour into jars and put lids on. They will seal when then cool. 

I get 7 500ml jars from one batch.

Charlotte's Pickled Beets

2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 cups white sugar
2 cups water
5 lbs beets
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp ground allspice
2 Tbsp whole cloves

Cook beets in skins until tender, make sure to leave a little bit of green at the top of your beet when boiling so your colour doesn't bleed out. Run under cold water and slip off skin. Slice and place in jars. 

Boil the remaining ingredients for 5 minutes with spices in cheesecloth. Pour liquid on beets immediately. Seal immediately. 

If bottle doesn't seal properly once cooled, remove lid, apply new lid and boil bottle for 5 minutes. I get 5 500ml jars out of one batch.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Kirha's Oven Rice

This is a new recipe for our house that I absolutely love. If you like easy and delicious this is your rice to make. My friend Tanya made it for church potluck the other month and I've been thinking about it ever since. She kindly shared the recipe with me the other day and I've been enjoying it lots!! It's a great dish if you have a bunch of people to feed.....

Kirha's Rice ( Tanya's sister in law)

2 cups long grain rice
3 ½ cups of water
¼ cup of oil
½ cup soya sauce
frozen peas ( I used 1 cup)
frozen corn ( I used 1 cup)
1 cup chopped celery
1 can mushrooms & juice
1 cup chopped green peppers

Put in roasting pan in order and mix. Bake  covered at 335ยบ F for 1 hour.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Charlotte's Carrot Cake

This is my most FAVOURITE cake ever!!! Love love love it!!!
My mother in-law Charlotte is a stellar cook and this is her carrot cake 
recipe that I just can't stop eating when it's around.

3 eggs
1 cup canola oil

Beat together

Add in : 

2 cups white sugar

Mix together the following and then mix with above ingredients

2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt

After all combined add in....

2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple
2 cup grated carrots

Grease and flour pan/pans. I personally use a bundt pan. Bake for 1 hr 25 min. Since moving to SK from NS I find it only takes around 1 hour here so keep an eye on it and test around 1 hour.

I then ice it with cream cheese frosting, the thicker the better.....LOL. This recipe is from my BFF Jodie.

Beat 1-8oz block cream cheese with 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 tsp vanilla until smooth. Both will mix better softened. Add 3 to 4 cups of icing sugar. If you like it sweeter add 4 cups-- beat for a few minutes until creamy.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Rhubarb Mallow Cobbler.....

This is the new favorite rhubarb recipe in our house. It comes from our friend Haley Mckim. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! I just need a bigger rhubarb patch so I can eat this year round........

4 cups rhubarb
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk

Combine rhubarb and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Put in greased dish. Sprinkle marshmallows over top. Mix rest of ingredients and spoon over rhubarb. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes.