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Salads and Sides

Orange Jell-O Salad

This is a great dish during the hot summer, as a welcome-to-the-neighborhood gift, or just a refreshing and light dessert on a hot summer night.

1 small Orange Jell-O
1 can Mandarin Oranges, drained
1 8-oz. package Cottage Cheese
1 12-oz tub Cool Whip (fat free works great as well)

Drain oranges and then mash them.

Prepare Jell-O per package directions and cool to where it is just starting to thicken. If you do not cool Jell-O properly, this dish will FAIL!

Fold into the Jell-O the cottage cheese, cool whip and oranges.

Chill at least 4 hours or overnight.

Serve and enjoy.

Pineapple Casserole
~ by Judy Ringer

This is a wonderful recipe from my mother's home town. Her best friend's family enjoyed this recipe many times after church around a big picnic table outside.

2 20-oz. cans Pineapple chunks, drained
1/3 cup Sugar
5 tsp. Flour
1/4 box Ritz Crackers, crumbled
1-1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 stick (1/2 cup) Butter or margarine, melted

Put drained pineapple into a greased casserole dish.

Mix flour and sugar together.

Sprinkle mixture over pineapple.

Sprinkle with grated cheese.

Sprinkle cracker crumbs on top.

Pour melted butter over cracker crumbs.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until the crackers are toasted. Times vary with each oven.

Ham and Potato Au Gratin

This recipe is an easy-to-prepare-ahead-of-time meal. Fix the day before and refrigerate. Once you come home, remove from the refrigerator and place into the oven. If meal was refrigerated add, 5-10 minutes to the cooking time and enjoy yourself while the meal bakes. The meal serves 2-4 people.

2 cups sliced, cooked and peeled Potatoes, any variety you prefer
1 cup diced fully-cooked Ham
1 Tbs. minced Onion
1/3 cup butter or margarine
3 Tbs. All Purpose Flour
1-1/2 cups Milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
3/4 tsp. Salt
Dash White Pepper
Chopped Fresh Parsley

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine potatoes, ham and onion in a greased 1-quart casserole dish and set aside. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and stir in the flour, stirring until smooth.

Graduallyadd milk to the saucepan, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and bubbles, approximately 4-5 minutes.

Once the mixture bubbles, add the cheese, salt and pepper, stirring until the cheese melts.

Pour the mixture over the potato mixture and stir gently to combine.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.

Garnish with parsley and serve.

Teriyaki Potatoes

This is a simple and easy recipe for those busy nights. Great with chicken, beef or pork.

1-1/2 lb. New Potatoes (approximately 10)
1 Tbs. Butter or margarine
1 Tbs. Teriyaki sauce
1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt
1/4 tsp. Italian Seasoning
Dash Black Pepper
Dash Red Pepper
Fresh Rosemary
Sour Cream

Wash and cut potatoes into quarters.

Place potatoes in 1-1/2 quart microwave-safe dish.

Add butter, teriyaki sauce, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, black and red pepper.

Toss to combine.

Cover and microwave on high for 12-15 minutes until potatoes are tender, stirring twice during cooking.

Serve topped with fresh, snipped rosemary as garnish and with sour cream on the side.

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