Food for Thought – January 14, 2014

Since I was into Christmas-type recipes in December, I did not publish Sally Scheppe’s mush recipe. She said it is an old recipe.

Millie’s Mush

2-1/2 cups water

1 cup yellow corn meal

1 cup cold water

1 tsp. each, salt and sugar

Bring 2-1/2 cups water to boil. Combine corn meal, cold water, salt and sugar. Gradually add this to boiling water. Stir constantly. Cook until thick. Reduce heat and cover pan. Cook 5 minutes more. Stir frequently. Pour into loaf pan. Cool and refrigerate for several hours.

Cut into1/2-inch slices. Fry in bacon drippings. Serve hot with maple syrup.

Thanks, Sally.

With the colder weather we’ve been having, now is the time for this soup from Deborah Mitchell of Clarksville, IN.

Chilly Day Chicken Soup

1/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small pieces

1/4 cup onions

2 tsp. butter

1 cup diced red potatoes

1 medium carrot, grated

1 can (14-1/2 oz.) reduced-sodium chicken broth

1/2 cup water

1/4 tsp. pepper

2 Tbsp. uncooked instant rice

1/8 tsp. salt

In small nonstick saucepan, sauté chicken and onion in butter until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in potatoes, carrot, broth, water and pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-12 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Return to boil; stir in rice and salt. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 5 minutes, or until rice is tender.

Serves: 2 at 205 calories each.

Eggnog Coffee

1-1/3 cups eggnog

2-2/3 cups hot, strong brewed coffee

Whipped cream and ground nutmeg, optional

1) Place eggnog in large saucepan. Cook and stir until heated through. (Do NOT boil.)

2) Stir in coffee. Pour into cups. Garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg, if desired. Serve immediately.

Serves: 2 at 117 calories each.

This last thought from Carol Kent: God created us with an overwhelming desire to soar. He designed us to be tremendously productive and “to mount up with wings like eagles” realistically dreaming of what He can do with our potential.

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Until next time,