Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jello was invented in Portugal or was it the lobotomy?

Something for Easter

Seafoam Salad

2 cups mini marshmallows
1 small box of lime Jello
1 10-1/2 oz can of crushed pineapple
16 oz of cottage cheese
1 cup walnut pieces
1 carton Cool Whip

Drain pineapple.
Put Jello and juice from pineapple in a sauce pan 
and bring to a boil. 
Boil for two minutes then set aside to cool. 
When cool add remaining ingredients.
Fold in Cool Whip last.
And Chill!

Ham Sauce

1 can whole cranberry sauce
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon each;
Ground Clove

Bring to a boil and mix well. 
Keep warm to serve with your Easter ham.
It would be great on Turkey or Chicken too!

Grandpa with his children

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Little Chickadee Soup

Grandmas Chicken Soup Portuguese
One more soup before the weather gets too warm.

Break out a giant pot for this one!
You'll make enough for next winter. 

Put 1 whole chicken plus 6 breasts
or 2 whole chickens (you choose) into your giant pot
with enough water for your chickens to swim. 

Also add:
1 whole onion chopped
2-3 celery stocks also chopped
5-6 carrots chopped
I see a theme here!

In a spice ball put:
2 sticks cinnamon  
whole allspice
2-3 bay leafs

Salt and pepper to taste


When the chicken is done remove and clean.
Shred meat into bite size pieces. 
You can do this while the rice and potatoes are cooking. 

To your giant pot of stock add:
1 1/4 cups rice plus 
1 - 2 diced potatoes
(We like our starch!)

When the rice and potatoes are done add
the chicken pieces with one can of tomato sauce to your soup.


Garnish with some parsley

I usually make a much smaller batch!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Now That's Portuguese!

Kale Soup

3 Pounds of stew meat
1 Can of beef broth
3 Potatoes diced
One 15 oz can pinto beans
Salt & Pepper to taste
In a spice ball add:
Pickling Spice, Cinnamon and a few Cloves
2 Bunches of chopped kale

Throw all the ingredients except the kale in a pot.
Add water to cover if needed. 
Simmer until meat and potatoes are nearly done.
Add the kale and continue until cooked and the meat is tender.

Portuguese Linguica can be added with the meat
for a spicier flare, Ole!  Oops wrong country.

Of course, the meat can be completely left out for those
who choose to go meatless.  

Mike and Matt - 1998 Portuguese Festa

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

And They Called It Tuna Dip

David at three years old


One 6 1/2 oz can of tuna
One 3 oz package of cream cheese
2 tsp. grated onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
5 or 6 tablespoons chili sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
One large carton sour cream
Mix it all up put in a bowl
Serve with Fritos and eat!

OK so its not from Portugal!
Its a family favorite anyway