Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mom's Crab, Cheese, and Tomato Sandwich

If you asked me what my favorite sandwich is, I would have a hard time choosing because I love a good sandwich.  But this is definitely in the top five.  It is easy to make and always, always makes me think of my parents because they made them often. 
Crab, Cheese, and Tomato Sandwich
1 slice good bread
Artificial Crab meat (or you could use real, I'm sure)
1 slice cheese of choice (my parents always used Swiss, but any cheese will do)
Sliced Tomatoes
Salt and pepper

Put bread under the broiler until browned.  Take out of the oven and turn it over.  Layer the crab and cheese on top.  Put back under broiler until the crab is warmed and the cheese melted.  Remove from oven and put sliced tomatoes and salt and pepper on top.  Yum!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Oatmeal Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

This cake is good; it's frosting is out of this world delicious!  It is quick and easy to make and uses common pantry ingredients.
Oatmeal Cake
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup uncooked oatmeal (either the quick oats or the regular oats work)
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 scant cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 beaten eggs

Put the oatmeal and the butter, cut up, in a large bowl.  Pour the boiling water over them.  Stir until the butter is melted.  Add the flour, soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Stir until well blended.  Add sugars and eggs and beat well.  Pour into a well-greased 13x9 pan.  Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean.  Make little holes in the cooling cake by piercing with a fork.  While still a little warm, frost with the browned butter frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting
1/2 cup (115 grams) butter
3 cups powdered sugar (about)
Milk, as needed

Put the butter in a saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until the butter starts to turn brown.  Little flecks of brown will come up from the bottom and it will smell nutty and yummy.  Remove from heat before it burns!  Beat in the powdered sugar and enough milk to make a nice spreading consistency. 

Spread over the warm cake. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Noodle Ham Casserole

Comfort food at it's best!  If you love macaroni and cheese and you love ham, you'll love this creamy, delicious casserole.

Creamy Ham and Noodle Casserole
2 Tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
1-2 green peppers, chopped
1 can mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
8 ounce package of noodles, cooked el dente
2 cups shredded cheese of choice
2 cups cubeb ham

In a large skillet, melt the butter and saute' the onion and green pepper on medium heat.  Stir and cook until vegetables are soft and onions caramelize.  It takes awhile.  Remove from heat and stir in the soup and sour cream.  Stir until all is melted and blended together, making a delicious creamy sauce.  In a greased 3-quart casserole dish, layer three times: Noodles, Cheese, Ham, and Sauce.  Bake at 350 until heated through and bubbly and cheese well melted- about 30- 45 minutes.