Published On: Wed, Jun 11th, 2014

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My Mom’s Wilted Lettuce

Adjust to how much lettuce you are wilting:

Fill a bowl with fresh garden lettuce and 5 or 6 chopped green onions and set aside.

Fry 4 strips of bacon until golden crisp.

Put 4 Tbsp. bacon drippings in skillet, add ½ cup water, 3 Tbsp. sugar and 3 or 4 Tbsp. vinegar and about 1 tsp. salt.

Boil for a few minutes and then pour over the bowl of fresh lettuce and onions.

You might need to do this to suit your taste. Until I got it to taste like my husband, Steve, liked it, I had to add to, or take away until I got it right.

 

Barbecue Sauce

¾ cup catsup

¾ cup water

1 Tbsp. Worchestershire Sauce

3 Tbsp. brown sugar

3 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 Tbsp. salt

½ Tbsp. mustard

½ tsp. cayenne pepper

½ tsp. paprika

½ tsp. pepper

1 tsp. chili powder

Mix together all ingredients.

Ready to use.

 

Apple Dumplings

8 medium apples, Golden Delicious or any cooking apple

1 large can Pillsbury biscuits (8 in package)

½ stick butter

½ cup sugar mixed with 1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Peel and core apples.

Roll out each biscuit and place an apple in center

Put 1 tsp. sugar mixture and 1 pat of butter in each apple

Wrap dough around apple and press tight

Place apples in baking dish

Put 2 cups sugar, 1 stick butter and 1 ½ cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Make sure the sugar is dissolved.

Pour over apples and bake at 350 degrees until the apples are done.

 

Enjoy.

If you have any questions or requests, you may call me at 304-799-4757.

Louise

 

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