Friday, February 8, 2013

Gramma's Strawberry Shortcake

Early  in day mix 3 pts Fresh from Florida strawberries-- cut in ½ --with sugar.  This should make a nice juicy mix.    Do not refrigerate.

Later, make the shortcake:
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp sugar
3 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp salt
 Mix the above together and cut in (with pastry blender) ½ cup butter or margarine

2/3 cup   ½ and ½
1 egg

Add egg mixture  to above and stir just enough to make a soft dough.  Knead slightly ( put flour on your hands and counter)
Pat ½ of dough into a well greased 8”  round cake pan.  Dot with butter.
Pat other ½ of dough on top
Bake 450’ 12 – 15  minutes

Split apart into 2 layers – spoon part of the  strawberries between layers
Spoon  the rest over the top.
Beat whipped cream using frozen bowl and beaters.  Lick beaters.  Top with whipped "crean."

A favorite at Cocoa Beach, especially of those with February Birthdays (Papa 2/2, Jared 2/18, Drew 2/9).

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lois Nozel's Hot Dish

BROWN in pan
3# ground beef
5 cloves garlic and a little oil

1 - 12 oz and 1- 6 oz can tomato paste
2large cans tomato juice (Buy 3 cans but don’t open the third one)
½ # Italian sausage cut into chunks (brown a little in the oven)
Heat on top of stove

ADD to sauce
¼ tsp crushed red pepper
½ tsp basil
¾ tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1 small Pkg Sargento Capri cheese shredded (this is an old recipe, they maybe don’t
make this anymore, Use any kind of mozzarella cheese)
SIMMER 2 hours

Meanwhile, cook
2 Pkgs mosticollo noodles (don’t use Creamette brand they are to mushy) (even though
they come from St Paul
Put in big roaster pan (you might have to buy one of those aluminum turkey roasters)

All of the sauce
BAKE 1 hour uncovered 350’
ADD 1 pkg sliced pepperoni while in the oven
PS You might have to add part of the remaining can of tomato juice if it gets too dried
out. It depends on the noodles and the oven.

Serves 15 “big boy” servings

This was a favorite served at post-game parties for the STA Cadets football games.