Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sister Emery's White Bread

2 packs yeast
3 cups warm water
2 Tbs. Sugar
1 Tbs. Salt
2 Tbs. Shortening
6 1/2 to 7 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve yeast into water.  Add shortening, salt, & sugar, then stir.  Add flour & stir until you can stir anymore, then knead for 8 minutes.  Let rise until double.  Form loaves and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Let rise for 10 minutes.  Bake for 25 minutes at 400 degrees (or until golden brown).  Rub with butter while still hot.  Serve immediately.
*makes two loaves

Cheeseburger Rice

1 lb. ground beef
1 3/4 cup water
2/3 cup ketchup
1 T. mustard
Salt & Pepper
2 cups minute rice
Shredded cheddar cheese

Brown hamburger.  Pour water, ketchup, mustard, & salt/pepper in with hamburger, and bring to a boil.  Add minute rice and stir.  Sprinkle cheese over mixture, then let simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.  Serve with your favorite vegetable on the side!

Thanksgiving Dressing/Stuffing

1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp. ground sage
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
8 cups dry bread pieces
1 cup chicken broth or water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt butter and saute vegetables in the butter until slightly softened.  Add remaining ingredients except bread.  Pour mixture over bread crumbs and mix well.  Put stuffing in a well-greased baking dish.  Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring mixture around occasionally so it doesn't burn the top and sides.