Sunday, May 15, 2011

We have to have this on here!

This is a must have with our family recipes. But one question: who the heck is Norma?! Some long lost relative? I guess we can leave it named this and Norma can receive the credit. So Norma, this one's for you...

Norma's Spaghetti Sauce

1 lb. ground beef
1 lg. onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
1 1/2 c. water
1 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. basil
3 Tbsp. dried parsley
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf

- Saute onion, garlic, and ground beef.
- Add all other ingredients.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 1-3 hours.

Serves 10-12. Freezes well.

Mama’s Lasagna

9 lasagna noodles

1 egg, beaten

3 cups cottage cheese – stir in w/ egg

12-oz. (3 cups) grated mozzarella

12-oz. (3 cups) grated cheddar – mix cheeses together

2 ½ - 3 cups Norma’s spaghetti sauce

Layer 3 noodles, then sauce, cottage cheese, then cheese. Repeat.

Bake uncovered @ 350° for about 45 minutes. Enjoy!

Corn Chowder

I thought it was about time to add more recipes on here! This one sounds good right now :)

Corn Chowder

1/2 lb. bacon (diced)

1 medium onion (chopped)

1/2 c. chopped celery

2 Tbsp. flour

4 c. milk

1 can cream style corn

1 can tiny whole potatoes (diced)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. salt

Snipped parsley


- Cook bacon; cook onion and celery in 3 Tbsp. of drippings.

- Remove from heat and blend in flour.

- Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is bubbly.

- Remove from heat and stir in milk.

- Stir in milk, heat to boiling, stirring constantly; boil and stir for 1 minute.

- Stir in corn, potatoes, salt and pepper until all heated.

- Stir in bacon.