This is our recipe for this month instead of something to eat this is something to help with those colds and sore throats!
Winter Sore Throat "Tea".
Make sure you have some of this ready...great recipe for sore throats and chest colds makes about 2 cups.
2 lemons thoroughly cleaned and sliced
2 piece of ginger about the size of your pointer and middle finger together sliced into coins
Honey (about 1 cup maybe more)
In a 12-016 oz. jar combine lemon slices and sliced ginger. Pour honey (organic is best) over it slowly. This may take a little time to let the honey sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Make sure when the honey has filled in all the voids, there is enough to cover the top of the lemon slices. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a "jelly".
Carmel Corn w/ Nuts
Prep 20 min. Bake 45 min. Yield 2 1/2 Qts.
10 C popped corn
1C packed Brown Sugar
1/2 C Butter Cubed,
1/4 C Corn Syrup (I use Lt)
1/4 t Salt
1/2 C Mixed Nuts (I liked peanuts better)
Place popcorn in a large bowl, set aside. in a large saucepan combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture come to a rolling boil. Cook and stir until candy thermometer reads 238 degrees (soft ball stage) Remove from heat: stir in baking soda (mixture will foam). Quickly pour over popcorn and mix well stir in nuts. Transfer to 2 greased cookie sheets (13x9 or bigger) Bake at 200 for 45 minutes stirring once. Remove from pans and place on waxed paper to cool (I let them cool right on pan) Break into clusters. Store in airtight container and enjoy
(This is good one to make ahead of time needed as it needs to be refrigerated for 24 hrs)
In a bowl:
1 head of lettuce (any kind cut up)
1/4 C diced Celery
1 sm can Sliced Water Chestnuts
1 1/4 C frozen petite Peas
2 C Mayonnaise
½ C grated Parmesan Cheese
½ tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Season Salt (may use less)
1 T Sugar
Mix together the dressing and pour over a layer of lettuce Mixture continue until all of lettuce mixture is gone, cover.
Set in refrigerator 24 hrs
Before serving add 2-3 Hard Boiled Eggs sliced,
2-3 Tomato wedges and crumbled Bacon on top.
Or can toss all together, for more color chop up red, yellow and orange sweet peppers.
Christmas Wreath Bread/Holiday Wreath
(can be decorated for any occasion)
Prep 30 min. + Rising time Bake 20 min 16 or more slices
Dissolve in a large bowl
2 pkg Yeast (2T) Active dry Y.
1 1/2 C warm water (100 - 115 degrees)
Then add 1/3 C Powder Milk, 1/4 C Sugar, 1 Egg, 3/4t Salt and 3 C Flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough flour (1-2 1/2 C) to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky) Turn onto floured surface knead until smooth and elastic; about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hr. Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into an 18" x12" rectangle. Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with 1/2 C chopped Almonds and 1 1/2 t ground Cinnamon (mixed together) to within 1/2 " of the edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down on a large greased baking sheet: pinch ends together to form a ring. With scissors cut from outside edge to 2/3 of the way toward the center of ring at 1" intervals. Separate strips slightly and twist to allow filling to show. Cover and let rise until double, about 45 min. Bake at 375 (I baked at 350) degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. In meantime combine 1 C Confectioners' Sugar, 1T Water, 1/4t Almond Extract then drizzle over the warm bread after taken out of oven. I used Cranberry Jelly w/whole berries for the filling and then Vanilla in the Icing. You can cut the dough in half. Roll out and do the 2 different fillings or your choice. Place on one sheet if room otherwise on 2 separate sheets. To make it decorative I add Maraschino Cherries around on top after baked I put Jelly Beans around. Very Pretty Use your imagination, candied hearts for Valentines, Green mints for ST. Pat's day, Confettie for birthday w/ candles, candy corn for Thanksgiving, etc.