RED WINE VINEGAR DRESSING FOR SALADS
From Phyllis Ehlert
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 packets artificial sweetener
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix and taste. If you want, "tweak" to suit your taste buds.
Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
Phyllis says she often makes up a whole bottle of this (she uses a bottle from another dressing mix she has cleaned), so she has it on hand when ready to use it.
PASTA VEGGIE SALAD
Also from Phyllis
Cook amount of pasta of your choice; then rinse in cool water and let cool.
Cut up any veggie you want; the last time Phyllis used:
Chopped Green Pepper
Chopped Fresh Spinach
Mix pasta and veggies. Then pour over it:
Bottles Low Cal Italian Dressing.
Mix to blend, then cover and put in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours so the flavors blend.
Phyllis likes this recipe as one can use any veggies you have on hand. She says she also sometimes sprinkles with shredded cheese, or a 4-cheese powder, and a little Mrs Dash for flavor.
CHOCOLATE PUDDING or PIE FILLING
4 cups milk
3 heaping tablespoons cornstarch (4 for pie)
3 level tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (4 for pie)
1 cup white sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Scald milk. Then cool it.
Beat the egg and add the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt (which have all been mixed together). Add cooled milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thick on medium heat.
Add vanilla and pour in small dessert dishes or a baked pie shell
Serve topping with whipped cream.
BATTER FOR FRYING FISH
1 cup pancake flour (maybe more?)
2 cups milk
Salt and pepper
Use your discretion for the right thickness of the batter to remain coated.
BANANA BUNDT CAKE
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup shortening
2 medium bananas
1 teaspoon soda
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
Mix all ingredients well.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Put mixture into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let cool to warm and remove from pan to cooling rack.
Linda's note: If you would like, you can drizzle on some vanilla icing. Even tiny chocolate chips, either in the cake mix, or on top of the icing, are a nice addition.