I didn't get any recipes to try for the dinner with my brother and his family so I decided to make things we used to eat as kids. It was a big hit. The Russian sister-in-law begged for the second recipe. I thought I would share a couple of the recipes with you...
Aunt Edith’s Hot Dog Chili
5 pounds HAMBURGER
3 large ONIONS, diced
5 tablespoons CHILI POWDER (McCormick Hot Mexican)
1-1/2 tablespoons RED CAYENNE PEPPER
1 tablespoon GARLIC POWDER
1 tablespoon OREGANO
1 teaspoon ALLSPICE
SALT & PEPPER to taste
1 (6 ounce) can TOMATO PASTE
2 cups TOMATO JUICE
Lots of WATER as it cooks
Brown hamburger and onions in a large pot – Drain fat – Break up the hamburger mixture with a potato masher - Add remaining ingredients – Stir well – Periodically stir as it cooks for at least three hours – Do not cover – Put in serving-size containers in the freezer until ready to use.
The smell of this recipe cooking is almost as good as eating it. It is also a good topping for baked potatoes, macaroni, etc.
One large (6 oz.) package ORANGE JELLO (I use suger free)
One pound COTTAGE CHEESE
Two 11 oz. cans MANDARIN
, drained ORANGES
One 20 oz. can CRUSHED PINEAPPLE, drained
One 8 oz. container COOL WHIP, thawed
½ cup chopped PECANS (optional)
Mix the Jello with the cottage cheese until well blended. Fold in the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate.