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Soups & Salads

Cream of Broccoli Soup

French Onion Soup

Chinese Cole Slaw

Pork & Bean Salad

Joe's Chicken Salad 

Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Special Dressing



Cream of Broccoli Soup


1 small onion, chopped

1 stick butter

2 beef bouillon cubes

2 cups milk

4 slices Swiss cheese

10 oz. Frozen chopped broccoli

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 heaping teaspoons cornstarch


Sauté onion in butter.  Blend broccoli in blender with milk.  Mix cornstarch with milk mixture.  Combine all ingredients in pot.  Heat until broccoli is tender.



French Onion Soup


4 onions (chopped)

1 T olive oil

2 T butter

1 qt. beef stock

Cayenne pepper (couple dashes)

Grated Swiss Cheese


Sauté onions in butter and oil until soft and translucent.  Add cayenne and beef stock.  Bring to boil.  Serve with lots of cheese.



Joe's Chicken Salad


5-6 chicken breasts (with bone is better)

1 Tablespoon Morton's Nature's Seasoning

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1 small colored bell pepper (chopped)

1-2 celery ribs (chopped)

Mayonnaise (enough to stir)


Boil the chicken with the seasonings until tender.  (Cooking in the crock pot is great.)  Pull the chicken off the bone and chop into chunks.  Mix with the bell pepper, celery, and mayonnaise.  Add additional seasonings if desired.  This is wonderful as a sandwich, served with crackers, or in a pineapple half.



Potato Salad


10 Medium Potatoes, Peeled and Chunked

4 Bouillion Cubes

1 Rib Celery (chopped)

1 Small Onion (chopped)

2 Heaping Tablespoons Sweet Pickle Relish

1 Teaspoon Prepared Horseradish

3 Tablespoons Prepared Mustard

1 Cup Mayonnaise


Put chunked potatoes in boiler.  Fill with enough water to cover and add bouillion.  Cook over medium heat until fork tender.  Mix with remaining ingredients in bowl.  May serve warm or chilled.  You can garnish with sliced boiled eggs, paprika, or parsley.



Pork and Bean Salad


Pork and Beans

Bell Pepper (chopped)

Onion (chopped)


Prepared Mustard

Salt and Pepper (to taste)


Drain pork and beans.  Combine beans, bell pepper, and onion.  Add enough mayonnaise and mustard to stir.  Add salt and pepper.  Chill.  Serve with hamburgers and hotdogs.  Sounds odd, but is really good.



Spinach-Strawberry Salad


1 Bunch Fresh Spinach

1 sm. pkg. sliced almonds

1 pt. Fresh Strawberries


Wash spinach and break off stems.  Wash and slice strawberries.  Toast sliced almonds on 325 for about 10 minutes.  Combine ingredients.  Serve with the special dressing below.


Dressing for Spinach-Strawberry Salad


˝ c. Sugar

1/3 c. Vinegar

˝ c. Oil

3-4 T. Water

1 t. Worcestershire Sauce

1+ T. Dry Minced Onion

1 t. Celery Seeds


Mix dressing ingredients in small pan.  Heat until sugar dissolves.  Cool.  Shake well.  Pour over salad when ready to serve.