Arritta-Morris

Arritta Morris

I hope someday that the church I attend makes a recipe book as there are some great cooks, both men and women, that attend Glades Christian Church. When we have a pot luck, someone always surprises us with a new dish and no one seems to find out sometimes who brought it.

The last one I finally found some of the recipes and will share with you what everyone enjoyed.

CHEESE GRITS

INGREDIENTS:

1 quart water

1 cup quick-cooking grits

1 cup KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (divided)

¼ pound VELVEETA® (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)

2 tablespoons butter

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon red pepper (ground, cayenne)

2 eggs

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all ingredients in a large sauce pan and cook till thicken. Sometimes I bake them in a 350-degree oven for about 45 minutes but cooking on top of the stove is a lot quicker.

GREEN BEAN AND PEA SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

2 cans of the small peas

2 cans of French style cut up green beans

½ cup celery

½ cup chopped green pepper

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

¼ cup diced pimientos

¾ cup sugar

1/3 cup cider vinegar

2 tablespoons water

½ tsp salt

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl combine the sugar, vinegar, water and salt; stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over vegetables; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.

This is one of my favorite dishes that comes each time we have a dinner at church.

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Another surprise was a cake that was not baked.

SURPRISE THE ANGEL IN IT CAKE

Take one store baked angel food cake (or you can bake your own) and tear up in a large bowl. Mix one carton of whipped topping and place in a large casserole dish. Spread out and top with a tube of the strawberry glaze then layer with sliced strawberries. This disappeared in a flash.

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I do hope some of you share your recipes with fellow members as our younger generation just seems to just pop the box or do a drive through. The art of real home cooking is slowing being lost.

I remember going into a school cafeteria one time on a review and the smell of fresh rolls hit me. I could not believe that the school had finally gone back to the good old school roll recipe. I asked the manager who made the rolls. She told me Sister Schubert did. I said do you all have a Catholic Nun here baking? She said no, but Walmart does. I had to eat crow that day. But I do miss the old way of baking.

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