Tom's 70th birthday

Tom's 70th birthday
50 years of marriage this year September 2017

Friday, May 6, 2011

MOTHER’S DAY MENU AND RECIPES

   

Creamy Cheeseball/ Appetizer
Marinated Cucumber Salad/ Side Dish
Quiche/ Entree
Chocolate Torte/ Dessert
Iced tea/ Beverage 


CREAMY CHEESEBALL/ Appetizer 

2 - 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
2 green onions, chopped
1 - 3 oz. pkg. Dried Beef, shredded
     Mix all well together until smooth..place in refrigerator to chill thoroughly, so that you can handle with your hands...Shape into a ball and smooth and flatten it onto a small plate to serve. Wrap and keep chilled in refrigerator and serve with crackers.
 
MARINATED CUCUMBER SALAD/ Side Salad 

4 medium, firm cucumbers
1 large white onion
2 - 3 ripe tomatoes
1 large green bell pepper
Garlic salt and pepper
   Cut tomatoes and green peppers into chunks....slice cucumbers and slice onions and place all into a medium-sized bowl. Season according to your taste with garlic salt and black pepper and toss well. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes and serve. It tastes so good.. Another important tip...Don't make too far ahead or it will get too soggy and limp. You want to serve it relatively fresh.
 
QUICHE/ Entree 

Ingredients:
2 frozen pie crusts or pie crusts from the Dairy Section
1 pound mild Colby or cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (10 oz) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1/2 Medium onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. margarine
4 eggs
2 slices ham (lunch meat), cut into pieces
1 (4 oz.) can mushroom pieces (optional)
Garlic Salt
Ground black pepper
   Saute' onions in margarine. Set aside. Add shredded cheddar cheese into bowl with onion mixture, broccoli, ham, mushrooms and beaten eggs. Add a little garlic salt and pepper. Mix and pour into pre-baked pie shells. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for at least 45 minutes to an hour or until the top is lightly browned. Let cool a bit and slice and serve. 

CHOCOLATE TORTE/ Dessert  (My Aunt Sonia’s  Recipe)

Ingredients:
Chocolate Cake Mix (baked)
2. small Cool Whip
3 Heath bars, crumbled
3 sm. pkgs. chocolate instant pudding 

       In a deep bowl (clear glass is nice) layer 1/3 chocolate cake (broken in small pieces). Sprinkle some candy bar mixture over the cake. Pour 1/3 chocolate pudding next and spread one container of whipped topping over that. Repeat the layers two more times--and top with the whipped topping  and sprinkle the candy mixture on top of that. Refrigerate, enjoy and tell Mom that there are ZERO calories inside.

MICROWAVE ICED TEA 

     Using an empty gallon milk/water container, place 6 tea bags (without tags) in the bottom and fill about 1/4 full of water. Place in microwave and heat on high for 5 minutes.
     Let stand for about 10 minutes to steep and add enough water to about 7/8 of the way to the top.
     If Mom likes the tea unsweetened, then just refrigerate it. If she likes it sweetened, add 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar, place lid on and shake until the sugar is dissolved.
     Then chill in refrigerator till you need it. (A nice touch would be lemon cut on the side or fresh mint, if it's available)

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