My Uncle Henry’s Recipes

The holiday season brings so many memories back for everyone… I remember as a kid spending the holidays with my dad side of the family on Christmas Day. I had a lot of cousins, aunts and uncles.. and we would all get together and celebrate Christmas, with my Grandma!

I knew all of my Dad‘s brother’s families well, because we grew up by each other…

My dad’s sister moved away to Colorado when I was young… So I didn’t know them as well, but I absolutely loved my Auntie Babe. She was such a sweet person . Her husband my Uncle Henry was a really good cook… and people encouraged him to put his own cookbook together. Back then was a lot bigger deal, than it is nowadays.

My Uncle Henry did his own cookbooks… of his favorite recipes and gave each of us a copy… I still have mine. I cherish it as he has been gone a long time. The Cover is messy from years of being used… the pages are worn and yellowed… but that is what makes it even more special.

I thought this would be a great time to share two of his best vegetable recipes from his cookbook!

Henry’s Glazed Baked Carrots serves 6 to 8.

2 pounds carrots

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 small onion diced

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 cup orange juice

1/2 cup of butter or margarine

1 tablespoon minced parsley

preheat oven to 325

Scrape carrots and cut into half inch pieces, cook in salted water until tender, put into glass baking dish with melted butter, covered with orange juice and brown sugar mixture and onions, bake at 325° oven, for one hour.

About halfway through cooking time, stir and add minced parsley and bake until done.

These are soooo good!

 

Here is another of my Favorites of his.

 

Henry’s Potatoes In Mustard Sauce serves 6 to 8

6 medium potatoes

one medium onion, diced

6 tablespoons margarine

3 tablespoons flour

One 14 1/2 ounce can of chicken broth

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons spicy mustard

1/4 cup breadcrumbs

Boil potatoes in their jackets until tender… let cool, peel and cut into half inch cubes. Place potatoes into a greased casserole, sauté onions in Margarine or butter, stir in flour and add chicken broth… slowly cooking until thickness desired. Add the salt, pepper, and mustard and continue to cook approximately 10 minutes. Pour mixture over potatoes and sprinkle breadcrumbs on top. Bake for approximately 15 minutes in a 350° oven or until bubbling

A variation that can be used  instead of using breadcrumbs, try sharp shredded cheddar cheese on top.

 

These are great side dishes for dinners during the holiday season!

Hope you enjoy these recipes that have been in my family… as always… all food waivers … food allergy warnings etc… apply!

As always thank you so much for reading mine and Peyton’s 45 Awesomism days of the holidays we hope to “talk to you” tomorrow

Mark’s Cheese Enchilada Recipe

One of Peyton‘s favorite meals is our cheese enchiladas. This recipe Mark modified from other recipes, to make it easier and faster to prepare.

We really love making these in the fall during football and hockey season.They are easy to make,  and are great in front of the TV, food. 😀

Next Friday we will have a really super awesome guest blogger…. it is going to be… Peyton! He’s going to share with us one of his favorite breakfast recipes. It also happens to be one of the first things he learned to make, when he learn to cook so make sure you follow us on https://teamawesomism.com/

3 tablespoons oil

1 tablespoon of taco seasoning. The amount can vary depending on your seasoning brand and your preferred taste. We think less is more for a smoother sauce,but you might go for something spicier.

3 tablespoons flour

2 cups chicken broth

6 to 8 corn tortillas

Two cups (or so) shredded cheese. We like the Colby Jack blend,but other cheeses work well also it depends on individual taste.

1/2 cup finally chopped onions

Heat the oil until it shimmers and add the spices. Stir together and let cook for one minute. Add the flour and stir into mixture. Add the chicken broth and whisk to get the clumps out. Let this simmer  and thicken for eight minutes or so.

After sauce has thickened slightly, pour into container… I use a large 4 cup measuring cup. Spray the bottom of your 9X9 inch pan with cooking spray and add a small layer of the sauce to the bottom of the pan.

Heat your tortillas in between two damp paper towels in microwave for 15 to 30 seconds to make them easier to roll. Build your enchiladas by inserting about 2 tablespoons of the grated cheese into the corn tortillas roll and placed seam side down into the pan, repeat until pan is filled.

Poor remaining sauce mixture over enchiladas and sprinkle remaining cheese and onions over top. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and gooey.

Serve with refried beans, salsa, sour cream, guacamole and Spanish rice.

If you have some sauce left over use it for other quick meals. I recommend rolling some refried beans into a flower tortilla and covering with the sauce and cheese. Makes a great quick meal on the go!

As always thanks for reading her blog! And don’t forget our book is available on TeamAwesomism website in the store! … It has even more recipes, as well as other awesome tips of how to take care of yourself.…… Please check out Peyton’s website… We are so proud of him being an autistic Teenpreneur small business owner!

 

 

 

 

Seaside Coffee and an Awesomism Book!

I really love a GREAT cup of coffee! Although, if you asked my friends and family they would tell you I like coffee with my cream! ; ) I admit I love creamer and with all the flavors available these days… I’m especially addicted to creamers. I’ve been told by “coffee connoisseurs” I’m not a true coffee drinker, because of the creamers… but everyone has opinions  ; )  I’ve been to Yemen several times and have had some of the most awesome coffee. If you ask those in that part of the world.. they will tell you Yemen is the birthplace of coffee. I’m not sure where it originated, nor do I care, but I know Yemen has awesome coffee. I am not a coffee snob, but there are times I truly need, yes need, an awesome cup of coffee! ☕

I’ve  written other blogs about coffee, so don’t want to be overly repetitive… this blog is about coffee I bought a couple of weeks ago… it’s from seaside coffee! I ordered a bag for Mark. He loves Salty Carmel anything, especially salty Carmel creamers, so I figured I’d order him Salty Carmel coffee. I love that they make it when you order it and ship it fresh. I was able to track my coffee, so I knew exactly when I’d get it! I was super excited to try the coffee. As soon as we received it, I was dying to try it.. Mark wanted to wait until the next morning 😶 since technically it was HIS coffee, we waited. As soon as we opened the bag, I knew I was going to LOVE this coffee, it smelled sooo good. I love the smell of coffee, and this had a rich aroma that was almost as if I was there while it was being made! It didn’t disappoint in taste either, it was awesome! I absolutely loved this coffee. I’m not a huge Salty Carmel fan, but this coffee won me over. Seaside coffee has a huge selection of coffees and I plan to try most of them! I highly recommend this coffee here is the link …https://www.seaside.coffee/.     It’s a veteran owned company which makes it even better for me!

I want to be clear they didn’t give me this coffee nor did they ask me to write this blog. I’m writing it because I love the coffee. As many of you know I wrote a book called “Mom on an Awesomism Mission” my book is about taking that “coffee break” to relax. Parents have a tough enough job, being the parents of a special needs child can be even more stressful. We need that time to ourselves. I know I will be taking my coffee breaks with Seaside coffee… I hope you will too. I’d also really would love it if you’d take your break with my book, as well as Seaside Coffee. My book is available on Amazon as well as kindle! The link for my book is here   https://www.amazon.com/Mom-Awesomism-Mission-Lynne-White/dp/1546641653   you can go to Amazon and look for “Mom on an Awesomism Mission” to find it, as well.

Kindle version https://www.amazon.com/Mom-Awesomism-Mission-Lynne-White-ebook/dp/B072BWWCDJ.   What better way to relax than my book and Seaside coffee! ☕ 📖