Cookbook Side Dishes Vegetables

Sautéed Mushrooms

2 containers mushrooms, sliced or whole
1/2 stick butter or olive oil
1 to 2 T. Worcestershire sauce
Garlic powder

Melt butter in skillet. Add Worcestershire sauce, then add washed mushrooms (I always slice mine). Sauté. While cooking, add the garlic powder and salt to taste. I suppose you could use garlic salt, but if you like garlic, but not a lot of salt, it could get too salty. While it’s cooking, it will get real liquidy, but it will reduce down. Stir occasionally. I make this when we grill steak.

Cookbook Side Dishes Vegetables

Mary Kozal’s Dollar Carrots

Mary and I made these when we loaded eight children, four adults into a motor home and headed to Estes State Park, Colorado for a vacation.

3 lbs. sliced carrots, cooked
1 large onion, diced
1 large green pepper, diced
1 can tomato soup
1/2 C. salad oil
1 C. sugar
1/4 C. vinegar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt

Place carrots, onion and green pepper in bowl. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over vegetables. Refrigerate.

Cookbook Side Dishes Vegetables

Grandma Young’s Pickled Beets

2 – 15 oz. cans sliced beets
1 1/2 C. beet juice
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 1/2 C. vinegar

Drain beets, reserving liquid, and put in quart jar. Bring beet juice, sugar and vinegar to boil. Pour over beets, cool and refrigerate. When beets are gone and juice remains, you can open another can of beets, drain and add to pickled juice.

Cookbook Side Dishes Vegetables

Five Can Baked Beans

This is one of my girls’ favorites. We always had it for their birthday dinners.

2 cans kidney or red beans
1 can large white butter beans
1 can lima beans
1 large can pork and beans
1/2 lb. bacon
4 large white onions, sliced into circles
2 cloves garlic, chopped

3/4 C. dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 C. vinegar

Drain kidney, lima and butter beans and put into large casserole dish. Fry bacon until crisp and remove from pan. Put onions and garlic in bacon pan and cook until tender. Add crumbled bacon, onion and garlic to beans. Combine sauce ingredients and cook over low heat. Pour over beans and bake, uncovered, at 350° for 75 minutes. Excess bacon grease can be drained off before cooking onions and garlic.

Cookbook Side Dishes Vegetables

Scalloped Corn

1 can cream-style corn
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 egg
Saltine crackers

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix cans of corn in a greased baking dish. Break egg into empty can. Fill can half full with milk. Beat egg and milk; mix with corn. Crumble 10 saltine crackers and mix with corn mixture. Melt 1/4 cup butter and stir in 2 cups cracker crumbs. Spread over corn mixture. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes.

OPTIONAL: Add diced green peppers or onions.

Cookbook Side Dishes

Baked Beans

I learned to bake these beans from my Mom, Irene Bartholomew. She was well known for her beans!

Baked Beans by Lois Bartholomew

1 – 2 lb. pkg. Great Northern beans
1 – 2 lb. pkg. brown sugar
1 or 2 ham hocks
1 – 14 oz. bottle ketchup Molasses

Soak beans in water overnight or 6 to 8 hours. Add ham hocks to the beans and boil until beans are soft. Be sure to continue to add water because they will boil dry, and make sure you boil until done because the beans will not get any softer when baking. Remove the ham hocks from the beans and remove all the meat from the hocks and put with the beans. Put beans in a roaster (at this point they will have enough water to cover the beans). Add the ketchup and brown sugar to the beans. Stir a little so that the sugar is under the water. Then take the molasses and write IRENE on the top of the beans. Bake at 350º for about 3 to 4 hours.

Cookbook Side Dishes Vegetables

Green Beans A La Norma

1 can green beans, undrained
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 lb. bacon
1/4 C. vinegar
3/4 C. sugar

Mix all ingredients together and cook until bacon is done.

Casseroles Side Dishes Vegetables

Broccoli Casserole

This is our cousin Lynn’s recipe, and I make it every year for Thanksgiving.

10 oz. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
16 oz. cottage cheese
3 eggs
1 stick margarine
1/4 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed
3 T. flour
Salt and pepper, to taste

Thaw broccoli. Beat eggs. Add flour, cheeses, salt, pepper, broccoli and finally margarine. Pour into a greased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Bake at 375°, uncovered, for 1 hour. Serves 4 to 6.

NOTE: To double, increase the amount of vegetable only.

Cookbook Side Dishes Vegetables

Fried Cabbage

I eat fried cabbage at least once a year. It is only good with fresh cabbage out of the garden. This is one of Grandpa Earl’s favorite meals. We, Grandpa and I, just eat this for the entire meal. My mouth waters just thinking about this recipe.

1 head cabbage, sliced
1/2 to 1 lb. bacon
Onion, chopped

Brown bacon (crispy); set aside and crumble. Fry cabbage and onion in bacon grease until just about tender; add bacon and sprinkle with sugar. The sugar is what makes the cabbage brown. Enjoy.

Cookbook Side Dishes Vegetables

Cheesy Green Bean Bake

2 T. butter
2 T. flour
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. onion flakes
4 C. French-cup green beans, cooked and drained
1 C. sour cream
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar

1/2 C. cornflake crumbs
2 C. Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 T. butter, melted

Melt butter over low heat. Stir in salt, pepper, onion and sugar. Add sour cream. Stir until smooth. Cook until thickened and
bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Fold green beans into sour cream mixture. Spread in a 10x6x2″ greased pan. Sprinkle cheese over beans. Combine cornflake crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over cheese. Bake at 350º for 20 minutes.