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HAM PATTIES

2 cups ground cooked ham

1 cup mashed potatoes

1 tbsp chopped onion

1/4 tsp dry mustard

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp milk

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs

3 tbsp fat or oil

1, Combine ground ham, mashed potatoes, onion, mustard and salt.

2. Chill for about a hour. Then, shape into 12 patties. 

3. Blend milk into beaten egg. Dip patties in egg mixture and then in crumbs. 

4. Fry patties in hot oil until golden brown. 

Makes 6 servings

BROWNIE MIX

For each package: 

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup real cocoa (as in Hershey's)

1/4 tsp sat

1/4 tsp baking powder

1. Mix and put in plastic zip-lock bag.

2. Add recipe to bag (for 8- or 9-inch pan of brownies):

Put in bowl and mix 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil and1 tsp vanilla 

Add the dry mix in the bag to the wet mixture. Mix just till moist.

Pour into square baking pan that has been greased on the bottom. 

Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Linda's Note: Make as many packages as you want for yourself; also nice as quick and easy small gifts.

SCHOOL DAY COOKIES

Cookies like these have been made and put in Country School lunch buckets for years and years!

1 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

2 beaten eggs

1/4 cup orange juice

2 tbsp grated orange peel

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp soda

2 cups oatmeal

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped nuts

1. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, oil and vanilla. 

2. Mix dry ingredients in another bowl; then add to wet ingredients. 

3. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheets. 

4. Bake at 350 degrees till done.

HUSH PUPPIES

These are good served with fish. 

2 cups cornmeal

1 tbsp flour

1 tsp soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp salt

1 egg

6 tbsp grated onion

2 cups buttermilk

1. Mix dry ingredients and onion. In another bowl, mix the egg and milk; combine with dry ingredients. 

2. Drop by teaspoon into hot fat in deep container. Fry till brown. 

3. Drain on brown paper bags.

HOMEMAKERS CASSEROLE

2 cups dry elbow macaroni

1 can cream of celery soup

1/4 lb (4 oz) shredded cheese

1 cup milk

1 tbsp chopped onion

1 tbsp green pepper, chopped

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 cup diced luncheon meat (as in Spam)

1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. 

2. Combine all ingredients except meat and macaroni. Stir until cheese melts over low heat.

3. Mix macaroni with cheese sauce and add meat.

4. Pour into casserole dish, and bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.

CORN CROWNED PORK CHOPS

4 to 6 pork chops

16 oz can creamed corn

1 egg

1 medium onion, chopped

1 or 2 ribs celery, chopped

1 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs

1 tbsp melted butter

1. Season chops with salt and pepper, and brown in skillet. Then place them in flat casserole or baking dish. 

2. Mix corn, egg, onion, celery, bread crumbs and butter. 

3. Shape the corn dressing mixture into a mound on top of each chop. 

4. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake at 350 degrees for about 11/2 hours. Remove the cover the last 15 minutes of baking to brown.

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