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Each Day Is New-County Supper

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No, I didn’t say dinner.  We had a country supper this evening and it was yummy.  When I lived in Lincoln county it was always called supper during the week and dinner on Sunday.    So much for that!!

I didn’t have a clue what I was cooking this evening, but it all just fell together.  I needed something fast and easy.  Here goes….  I made salmon cakes, sweet peas, mashed potatoes and homemade cornbread.  Simple and tasty. 

This is how I make my salmon cakes.

1 can of pink salmon

1 egg

bread crumbs (I buy a can of seasoned bread crumbs)

Open the can of salmon and drain the liquid.  The salmon has been cooked and packed in the can.  Empty the whole can in a bowl.  You don’t have to remove the bones and skin.  Just take a wooden spoon and mash the salmon until all broken apart.  Add the egg and stir well.  Add enough of the bread crumbs to make the salmon stick together so you can make it into patties.  You can usually get about seven patties from one can.

Add corn oil to your skillet and let it get hot.  Add the salmon patties to the pan and brown well on each side. 

Cornbread:

Sometimes I buy Teays Valley Cornbread Mix or Martha White Self Rising Cornbread Mix.  The secret to any good cornbread is using buttermilk instead of regular milk.  And of course, you have to bake it in an iron skillet. 

You may not be one bit interested in what I had for “supper”, but I enjoyed telling you about it.

What is your favorite county meal?

Christmas Cheese Ball

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2 large Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1 small bell or mango pepper, chopped fine

3 T. onions, chopped fine

1 small can crushed pineapple, drained well

1 1/4 tsp. seasoning salt

nuts

Mix and shape into 2 medium balls or 3 small.  Roll in crushed nuts.  Refrigerate.

This is a recipe Lula Dial gave me when my husband was pastor of 26th St. Baptist Church in Huntington.

Boiled Nut Cake

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Okay, I know some of you are still looking for out of this world recipes and have waited until the last minute…and are in a panic.  This is the place and this recipe will “knock their socks off”. 

BOILED NUT CAKE

Put in a kettle:

2 sticks butter or oleo

2 cups sugar

4 eggs, slightly beaten

2 cups sweet milk

2 cups raisins

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. cloves

2 tsp. nutmeg

Bring the above items to a good boil, set aside and cool 1/2 hour.  Stir in:

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup nuts

1/2 cup drained, crushed pineapple

1/2 cup maraschino cherries

2 tsp. soda in 2 Tbs. of water

Pour into tube pan greased and floured.  Bake for 1 hour or longer at 275.  Decorate top if desired.

You will get raves!!!