Wednesday, September 25, 2013

a few favorite recipes!

These recipes were taken from a group of McCalls soft covered recipes books that were weekly grocery store giveaways when I was a teen! I collected them for my hope chest! My mom got a set for me and a set for her. Over the years my set has begun to fall apart so I thought if I saved it here on my blog I would have some of my favorites for ever! OH and my children can get to them this way also! Also going to pin them on pintrest from here! LOL! if you stumble on them on my blog, trust me they are the best!!!

old fashion Apple Pie

Pastry for 2 crust pie        6 cups thinly sliced pared
1 cup sugar                    cooking apples (2 lbs)
1 teaspoon cinnamon           2 tablespoons butter or
4 tablespoons flour        margarine
dash salt

1. on lightly floured surface, roll out half of pastry into an 11 inch circle. Use to line 9 inch pie plate, trim. Refigerate with rest of pastry, until ready to use.

2. Preheat oven to 425f

3. In small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, flour, and salt, mixing well

4. Add to apples in large bowl, tossing lightly to combine.

5.  Turn into pastry-lined pie plate, mounding high in center. dot with butter

6.  Roll out remaining pastry into an 11 inch circle.  Make several slits near center for steam vents. adjust over filling, trim.

7.  Fold edge of top crust under bottom crust: press together with fingertips. Crimp edge decoratively.

8. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or untle apples are tender and crust is golden-brown.

9. Cool partially on wire rack. Serve warm.

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole (Baked, this is my families absolute fav Mac and cheese ever)

2 1/2 cups uncooked         Dash pepper
elbow macaroni              2 1/4 cups milk
1 1/2 tablespoons salt    

Sauce                       2 cups grated sharp
1/4 cup butter              cheddar cheese
or margarine              
1/4 cup all purpose         3 Tablespoons butter or
flour                       margerine, melted
1 teaspoon salt    1/2 cup packaged dry
1/2 teaspoon dry            bread crumbs

1. prehaeat oven to 375
2. in large kettle, bring 4 quarts water to boiling.  Add

macaroni and salt, boil rapidly, uncovered and stirring

occasionally, 10 minutes or untill tender. Drain
3. Meanwhile, make sauce.  Melt butter in 2- quart saucepan;

remove from heat. Stir in flour, salt, mustard, and pepper

untlil smooth.
4. Gradually add  milk, bring to boiling, over medium heat,

stirring constantly.
5. In 2 quart casserole, layer half of macaroni with 3/4 cup

of cheese; repeat
6.Pour sauce over top; sprinkle with the rest of cheese.
7. Toss butter with breadcrumbs. sprinkle over top.  Bake

uncovered for 30 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown.