tek's recipes
(i.e., recipes from my family or that I've found online and wanted to save)

Bacon-Wrapped Chestnuts

1 lb. bacon, cut in half
2 cans whole water chestnuts
1 cups ketchup
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Wrap each water chestnut in half-strip of bacon. Secure with toothpick. Bake on a rack over a pan to catch grease, at 350 for 45 minutes. Put the baked chestnuts in a 13x9" glass pan. Mix ketchup, sugar, soy sauce, and lemon juice and pour over chestnuts. Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Serve hot.

Bean Stew

2 (28 oz.) cans Campbells beans in tomato sauce
5 strips bacon
1 lb. hamburger
cup ketchup
1 teaspoon mustard
cup brown sugar, packed
teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 medium onion, chopped

Fry bacon and hamburger. Drain. Mix with all other ingredients in a large casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes; or heat in crock pot instead of baking in oven.

Irish Soda Bread

3 cups flour
2 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
1 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425. Lightly flour baking sheet. Mix flour, caraway seeds, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, then stir in buttermilk. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead til it holds together. Shape dough into 6 inch diameter, 2 inch high round. Place on baking sheet. Cut 1 inch deep X across top of the round. Bake about 35 minutes. Transfer bread to a rack to cool.

Spice Tea

1 cup Tang
1 cup lemon tea powder
cup sugar
rounded teaspoon cloves
teaspoon cinnamon

Thoroughly mix all the ingredients in a jar. Stir 2 teaspoons (or to taste) of mixture into a mug of hot water.

Tex-Mex Dip

2 cans jalapeno bean dip
3 medium avocados, mashed
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
cup mayonnaise
cup sour cream
green onions, chopped
black olives, sliced
tomatoes, chopped
8 oz. cheddar, shredded

Layer ingredients in an 11x17" or 13x9" glass pan. First: spread bean dip in pan. Second: spread mashed avocado mixed with lemon juice. Third: mix and spread mayo, sour cream, and taco seasoning. Fourth: green onions. Fifth: black olives. Sixth: tomatoes. Seventh: cheddar cheese. Refridgerate till serving time; serve with tortilla chips.

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