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Friday, September 11, 2009

APPLE CINNAMON BREAD


1/2 cup butter (I use butter Crisco)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla or maple extract
1/3 cup milk
1 cup coarsely grated apple (packed)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Combine butter, sugar and 1 egg in bowl. Beat until smooth. Add second egg and beat well. Stir in milk and vanilla. Add grated apples and then sift into batter the dry ingredients. Stir to mix and then scrape into a greased 9 X 5 X 3 inch loaf pan. Bake in a 350 ยบ oven for an hour to 70 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from loaf pan. Place on rack to cool. Slice and enjoy. I sometimes make a vanilla glaze and pour it over the top and sprinkle with a few chopped nuts.

BRUNCH CASSEROLE


1-1/2 pounds Ground beef
1 each Onion;large, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Olive oil or butter
2 each Garlic;cloves, minced
1 can Mushrooms;sliced;drained, 4oz
2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Oregano, leaf
1/2 package Spinach;chopped, frozen*
3 tablespoons Flour
6 each Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Milk, scalded
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese;sharp, grated

*thawed;drained In skillet, lightly brown ground beef and onion in olive oil; drain well. Place in well-greased crock-pot. Stir in remaining ingredients except eggs, milk and cheese until well blended. Beat eggs and milk together. Pour over other ingredients; stir well. Dust with additional nutmeg. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 7 to 10 hours or until firm. Just before serving, sprinkle with grated cheese. 6 to 8 servings (About 2-1/2 quarts)

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