Thursday, August 9, 2012

Succotash of Sorts & Homemade Biscuits

Tweety & Sylvester Retro

Here lately I have been stocking up on lots of staples: rice, pasta, and canned veggies. A lady at my church goes to a local dent store and buys up lots of good deals on 'in-date' dented cans and then I purchase them from her. This is such a blessing to our family.

At the same time I find myself needing to be creative to use food from my pantry. This is how my Sufferin' Succotash was created. :)

You will need:

1 lb. mild pork sausage
2 cups of cooked brown rice
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 onion chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 T. olive oil
1 can corn
1 can fire roasted or diced tomatoes
1 T. dried green peppers or fresh diced green pepper


Fry sausage until done in skillet. Meanwhile saute onion, minced garlic, and green peppers in olive oil. When veggies are done add beef bouillon and water needed to cook rice according to pkg. Cook rice in veggies and water.

When rice is finished add cooked scrambled sausage, 1 can of tomatoes un-drained, and 1 can of corn drained.

This would be good with cheese added as well if you have it on hand.

Yummy Homemade Biscuits

(This recipe comes from my 1973 Ideals Country Breads Cookbook)

I used this cookbook lots when I was a teenager, back in the days when I couldn't' run to a computer for a recipe. ;)

You will need:

2 cups flour
1 T. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk

Stir together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Blend in enough milk to make a soft dough. Turn onto floured surface. 
Note: I only knead my biscuit dough for a few seconds, I think this makes the best biscuits, I simply pat it out to about 1/2 inch thick and cut out my biscuits. Bake at 450* for 10-12 minutes. Wonderful with fresh raw honey!

These are so handy to have on hand!!!

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