Grandma Hystad's Recipes

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6 Pork Chops ½ teaspoon Salt
1 Garlic Clove; Minced Pepper; As Desired
1 teaspoon Caraway Seeds; Crushed 1 cup White Wine; Dry
2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika; Mild 1 cup Sour Cream

Use only Hungarian mild Paprika. It is available at larger stores and at specialty shops. Place the pork chops in an ovenproof casserole. Mix the remaining ingredients, except sour cream, and pour over the chops.

Marinate the chops 2 to 3 hours in the refrigerator. Bake the chops, uncovered, in the marinade in a preheated 325 F. oven for 1 hour or until tender. Add more wine if necessary. Stir sour cream into pan juices and heat through but DO NOT boil. Serve chops with sour-cream gravy and buttered noodles or dumplings. Yield: 6 servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 large celery stalk, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 pounds meat-loaf mix (1 pound lean ground beef, 1/2 pound ground pork, 1/2 pound ground veal or lamb)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
black pepper
1 3/4 cups light cream
1 cup water

Heat oven to 350° F. In a medium skillet, over medium heat, heat the oil with the onion, celery, and garlic, and cook until the vegetables are tender but not browned, about 10 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons salt, allspice, and nutmeg. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, then blend in the milk and bread crumbs. Add the meat and cooked vegetables and stir or work with your hands to combine. Shape into 1-inch balls. Sauté over medium-high heat, in tablespoon olive oil, a few meatballs at a time, removing them when well browned on all sides. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. Whisk in flour, 1-teaspoon salt, sugar, and a few grinds of black pepper.

Cook over medium heat, scraping up any browned bits. Whisk in light cream and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens, at least 1 minute. Return the meatballs to the skillet and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
8 servings.

2 pounds beef, with soup bone.
2 carrots.
1 medium head of cabbage.
2 average-sized onions.
6 average-sized potatoes.
2 cups canned tomatoes.
6 whole pepper kernels.
1 bay leaf.
A few sprigs of dill.
½ cup chopped beets.
Cover meat with cool water and bring to a boil.
Let simmer until almost tender. Add water if necessary
to keep meat covered. One hour before serving, add chopped
vegetables and seasoning. Potatoes may be cooked separately
before serving. When ready to serve, remove from heat and
add sour cream

Grandma's Beef-Stew & Dumplings
1 pound………………(500 g)…………………stew beef
3 tablespoons (45 ml)…………………flour
1 clove of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium size onion, chopped
3 carrots
1 turnip, diced
1 bay leaf
Cut meat into cubes. Roll in flour and brown in hot oil.
Add chopped onion and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Stir until onion is a golden brown. Add enough water to cover
the meat. Bring to a boil. Simmer gently for 1 ½ -2 hours.
Add rest of vegetables ½ hour before stew is served.

YIELD: serves 4-6
TIME: 15 minutes preparation, approx.2 hours to cook


2 cups………………………………..(500 ml)………………………all purpose flour
4 teaspoons…………………….(20 ml)……………………………baking powder
½ teaspoon…………………………(2,5 ml)……………………….salt
2 tablespoons…………………(30 ml)……………………………shortening
¾ cup…………………………………….(185 ml)…………………milk
Sift flour. Add baking powder and salt and sift again.
Cut in the shortening and add milk. Drop into simmering stew
gently, being careful to drop a piece of meat or vegetable so
that it will not be immersed. Cover the kettle.

Swiss Apple Pie
2 cups chopped or grated apples
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ tsp. nutmeg
¾ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup rich milk, scalded

Mix sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Beat eggs slightly and add to the sugar mixture. Stir until well blended and then add scalded milk or cereal cream. If apples are chopped, place them in the pie shell and pour liquid over them. If they are grated, add them to the liquid and pour all together into unbaked shell. Bake in a hot oven (400F) for 15 minutes; lower temperature to 350F and continue baking 35 minutes or until filling is set.

One of my granddaughters practices vegan. (See last issue, explains just what is Vegan). She made a shake last night and I had a taste of it. Surprise, it tasted great. Below is the recipe for Banana Shake. Easy to make.

1 ½ cups soy milk.
6-7 large dates, pitted.
2 frozen bananas
Place all in a blender, stir all the ingredients until thick and creamy. If you want thinner shake use ½ cup soy milk more. Makes 2 servings.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups unbleached white flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
cinnamon to taste (optional)
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
1 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup water


Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix in the chocolate chips. Make a well in the centre and set bowl aside.

In a medium size bowl mix Vegan sugar and oil. Add the vanilla and then add the water. Be sure to mix it well. Add the wet to the well in the dry. Spoon dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-12 minutes.

Take them out and move them to wire cooling racks.

Makes almost two dozen cookies.

The woman's husband died. She phoned the Newspaper's obituary department to print: "Jim is dead." The ad person advised her, "For $30. you can print seven words in your ad." The woman answered, "Thank you for your advice, please print: "Jim is dead. Golf clubs for sale."


New Food Regulations
The BC Government has introduced new regulations that will effect all food-service establishments.

The regulation restrict the amount of trans fat contents of oil and spread able margarines to two percent of total fat and restricts trans fat content on all other foods to five percent of total content of the food.

Regulations include restaurants, delis, cafeterias, education institutions, schools, special events, kitchens and bakiers.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation welcome the new regulations. "we know trans fat is considered the most dangerous type of dietary fat, because it raises the risk of heart disease."

Shoppers will have more information about where their food comes from under a new policy starting Monday.

Labels on most fresh meats, along with some fruits, vegetables and other foods, will now list where the food originated. In the case of meats, some labels will list where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

A lot of the road-side vendors could be put out of business with too much regulation if House Resolution 875, a "food safety" bill is passed. It could result in arrest, fines, or confiscation if we wished to grow our own food from our own seeds and to give away or sell the food and/or seeds.

Anyone with an interest in or a passion for organic food or just buying fresh food at a farmer's market or roadside stand should be writing to their congressmen, and newspapers to stop this bill and related bills such as Senate Resolution 425 and House Resolution 814, or you, your local small farmer may find seeds, harvests, and property confiscated, along with huge fines in the name of "food safety.

Where possible we should buy locally grown foods. As a rule your food is fresher, better flavour, picked within a day of your purchase. Local produce more likely has a higher nutrient content than store-bought produce that has spent time on a transport truck and warehouse.

Further farmers who sell directly to local customers receive the full value for their product, can sell cheaper, as there is less cost to processing, transportation, packing, warehouse etc.

Remember, when it comes to recalls, health, food, the same information applies to both USA and Canada, as a rule. Check both government sites.


If you have teenagers, or in fact any adult, impress on them the risks of driving while intoxicated. Statistics demonstrate drunk drivers cause many fatal road accidents.

It should be known that like any other drug, addiction is a potential hazard. Excess of alcohol will affect organs such as the brain, heart, and liver.


Fresh Fruit Punch
8 ounces apiece of orange juice, pineapple juice, and
grapefruit juice.
1 bottle ginger ale. Sugar to taste.
Combine the juices with the sugar. Stir until the sugar is
dissolved and refrigerate. Add the ginger ale plus chunks of
ice before serving.

3 ounces pineapple juice.
½ ounce concentrated grapefruit (undiluted) juice.
1-ounce coconut cream.
1-ounce fresh cream.
Shake with a large scoop of shaved ice, and serve in tall glass.

Bruce Chambers sold his printing, publishing, mail order business and retired in 1980. He came on the Internet in 2003. He researched for 1 year, and then started a free monthly Internet marketing report, plus free monthly recipes, bar mixes, tips newsletters. At present he resells from his website. You can subscribe to either or both free newsletters by going to his web site. Please visit:

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