EDITOR’S NOTE: Recipes are the most popular part of the column, so these are some of Gloria’s best as she takes this week off:
QUICK ICE CREAM
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup instant Clear Jel
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 quart frozen, chopped strawberries
Stir the sugars, clear jel, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Add cream, stir vigorously.
Add vanilla and several cups milk.
Pour into a quart ice cream freezer.
Add milk until freezer is 3” close to being filled.
Freeze with ice cream freezer.
We like dividing the recipe into small batches and making it in a blender by using frozen milk cubes to freeze it.
It then has a consistency similar to shakes or smoothies.
We also prefer using less sugar and replacing it with maple syrup.
This next recipe is a great way to use the summer’s garden bounty this time of year!
GLORIA’S GARDEN ROLL-UPS
6 10-inch tortillas (store-bought or homemade)
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 cup chopped cauliflower
1 cup finely grated cheese
1 cup crumbled bacon or diced ham
1/2 chopped peppers
Onions to taste
Combine sour cream or cheese and ranch dressing mix. Mix in remaining ingredients. Spread evenly over tortillas. Roll up and refrigerate 5-6 hours and slice 1/2 inch thick. May be served with salsa.
DORCAS RABER’S SCALLOPED CORN
2 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2/3 cup bread or saltine crackercrumbs
1 tablespoon minced onion
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 /2 teaspoon salt
1 /4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Light grease a two-quart casserole, and set it aside.
Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowland mix until well distributed. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes, until bubbly and golden.
YODER’S ZUCCHINI AND HAMBURGER CASSEROLE
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded cheese
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 cups fried meat of your choice (hamburger is a favorite)
Beat eggs and batter.
Add flour, salt, baking powder, onion, and cheese.
Fold in zucchini and pour into greased 9 X 9 inch pan
Sprinkle with black pepper and parsley flakes.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
Readers can write or visit Gloria at 10437 E. 300th Ave., Flat Rock, IL 62427