Timeless October/November 2021 - Page 23

IN EVERY ISSUE don ’ t cook like I used to ,” said Sanders . “ But I don ’ t want to let myself just stop everything , even with hard times – with challenges . I don ’ t want my family or anyone feeling sorry for me . I still try to push forward – to do things and to show people that I can do things for myself . You have to shake yourself off and go on with life . We don ’ t know why God allows some things to happen , but we know that we can still be a testimony to God . That ’ s what I try to do . I guess cooking is a part of that .”
Sanders shared a few of her favorite recipes : balls . Cook 15-20 minutes until meat is no longer pink ; drain . Sauce : Cook onion , bell pepper and celery until tender ; add garlic and stir . Add tomato sauce , tomato paste and 1 cup water ; stir . Add sugar , basil , oregano and bay leaf . Mix and cook 1 hour ; add meat balls and cook 30 minutes longer .
FRANCES ’ STRING BEAN SALAD 1 can French-style green beans 1 can Le Sueur ’ s English peas 1 can Shoepeg corn 1 jar pimentos 1 medium bell pepper , chopped fine 1 medium onion , chopped fine 2 medium stalks celery , chopped fine
Sauce : 1 cup sugar 3 / 4 cup vinegar 1 / 2 cup oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon water
Drain all can vegetables and mix together . Mix sauce ingredients and pour over vegetables . Chill .
FRANCES ’ HOMEMADE SPAGHETTI WITH MEATBALLS & SAUCE Servings : 16 1 16-ounce package spaghetti , cooked
Meatballs : 3 pounds ground beef 1 / 2 cup bread crumbs 1 cup onion , minced 1 / 2 cup milk 3 large eggs 3 tablespoons parsley 3 teaspoons seasoning salt 1 / 2 teaspoon black pepper 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce Shortening for cooking meatballs
Spaghetti sauce for meatballs : 1 medium onion , chopped 2 large garlic cloves 1 medium bell pepper 2 15-ounce cans tomato sauce 1 small can tomato paste 1 cup water 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon oregano 1 large bay leaf 1 stalk celery , chopped 1 teaspoon basil
Spaghetti : Cook in boiled water until tender ; drain . Meatballs : Mix all ingredients together and shape into
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FRANCES ’ HOMEMADE APPLE CRUNCH 6 large apples , peeled and thinly sliced 1 / 2 cup sugar 1 / 2 teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 / 2 cup butter
Heat oven to 325 degrees . Grease 8-inch square baking dish . Spread apples in dish ; top with sugar and sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon . Cut-in butter using a pastry cutter or finger until it looks like corn meal . Spread over apples and bake 1 hour . Serve with whipped cream .
FRANCES ’ OLD- FASHIONED BUTTER POUND CAKE Servings : 12 2 cups sugar 1 cup butter 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups all-purpose four 1 / 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 / 2 teaspoon baking soda 1 / 2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup milk
Preheat oven at 350 degrees . Cream sugar with butter until smooth . Add eggs one at a time , continuing to beat ; add vanilla . Sift flour with baking powder , baking soda and salt . Mix lemon juice with milk . Fold in 1 / 3 of the flour and alternate with 1 / 3 of milk ; repeat until finished . Pour into 4 x 10-inch greased loaf pan . Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes . Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan . T
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