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Silk's Favorite Main Dishes II
Sweet and sour shrimp
fresh shrimp
  • 2-1/2 table spoons salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp tails(rock shrimp may be used)
  • 2 cans pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1 small green pepper(bell) cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1/4 cup melted margarine
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cups cherry tomato halves or thin tomato wedges
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
Combine 2-1/2 tablespoons salt and water in medium saucepan; bring to boil. Place shrimp in boiling water and simmer 30 to 45 seconds; drain . Rinse in cold water 2 minutes. Cut large shrimp in half. set aside.

Drain pineapple chunks, reserving syrup-set aside. Saute' the onions and green pepper in margarine until crisp-tender. Add vinegar, dry mustard, and cornstarch, blending until smooth. Stir in pineapple syrup, soy sauce, sugar and 1/4 salt; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened.

Gently stir cooked shrimp, pineapple chunks, and cherry tomatoes into sauce; heat thoroughly. Combine rice, almonds toss lightly. Serve shrimp mixture over rice.


Sweet & Sour Meat Balls
  • 1 lb. ground chuck
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbs. minced onion
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce, with onions
Mix together meat, egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion, sugar, salt, & pepper. Shape mixture into small balls, set aside. Combine cranberry sauce & BBQ sauce in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Add raw meat balls to BBQ mixture, cover & cook until meat is done.


Crock Pot Steak
  • 2 pounds Round steak, fat trimmed
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces Beef gravy
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Slice steak into 1/2x3-inch strips. Toss in mixture of flour, salt and pepper; place in slow cooker. Pour in onion, gravy and Worcestershire sauce. Cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours or until steak is tender. Serve with rice, mashed potatoes or noodles.


Corned Beef And Cabbage
corned beef goes great with cabbage
  • 3 carrots -- cut 3-inch pieces
  • 4 Pounds corned beef brisket
  • 3 Medium onions -- quartered
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 small head of cabbage -- cut wedges
Put all ingredients in order listed except cabbage in crockpot. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours. Add cabbage wedges to liquid pushing down to moisten, turn to high and cook 2 to 3 hours more.


Hawaiian Chicken
  • 6 Chicken breasts, boneless
  • 2 cups Pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
In a bowl combine all ingredients except for chicken. Stir. Using a fork, poke about 5-8 sets of holes in each chicken breast. Put chicken in marinade, making sure it is covered in the mixture. Add more pineapple juice if necessary. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Grill or bake. Serves 4 to 6.


No Mess Meal
    For each guest you will need:
  • 1 large hamburger patty or chicken breast
  • 1 potato, cut into slices
  • 1 onion, cut into slices
  • 1 carrot, cut into slices
  • 1/4 cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 3 Mushrooms, sliced
cookouts are always fun Place meat on a large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, or McCormick's Seasoning Salt. Add remaining ingredients in order. Dot each with 2 tablespoons butter, lightly sprinkle veggies with seasoning salt or salt and and pepper. Seal foil tightly. Cook on grill about 1 hour.

Create your own versions of this simple meal depending on the fresh veggies available.

Place the meal bundles on paper plates and open. (no dishes or pots and pans to wash) Serve with bread and drink. These may also be cooked in the oven, at 350° for 1 hour.


Poppy Seed Chicken
  • 6 chicken breasts, deboned (I used chicken strips)
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • dabs of butter
  • 1 pkg. Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 tbsp poppy seed
  • 1 carton sour cream
Boil chicken until done. Drain. put chicken into bottom of casserole. Mix soup and sour cream , pour over chicken. Put crush crackers over chicken' dab a little butter on top and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake in 350° oven until bubbly.


Red Beans and Rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp. margarine
  • 1 cup red kidney beans
  • 2 cups cooled rice
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 LB Polish or sausage of your choice
  • salt and pepper

Brown sausage in margarine; add onions-celery-pepper cook till clear. Drain. Add remaining ingredients cook over low heat till most of liquid is gone.


Ruzicka Chicken
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 strips bacon
Mix cream cheese and onions. Divide into 8 balls. Salt and pepper chicken and place cheese-onion ball in center of each piece.
Wrap each piece of chicken in 2 strips of bacon (one strip in each direction), so that cheese is completely sealed inside. Bake at 350° for 30-50 minutes or until chicken is done.
Proudly served at The Jemison Inn Bed & Breakfast and Gardens, Jemison, Alabama


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