Thursday, February 25, 2016


My mom used to make really good chop suey.  But since she passed away I have lost the recipe and don't remember how to do it.  I do know that for the veggies she used up whatever was left in the fridge.  This is the closest I can get to what she used to do.

1 lb. ground beef
2 tbsp. flour
1 med. onion
2 tbsp. oil
1-2 cans chop suey vegetables
1/2 c. water
3-4 tbsp. soy sauce
Brown ground beef with 2 tablespoons flour and onion in the oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Add chop suey vegetables and water. Add soy sauce. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve over rice.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


1 c. butter
2/3 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Red food coloring (optional)
Cream the butter and sugar, then beat in the egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour and salt, then mix with butter/egg/sugar mixture. (For pink cookies add a few drops of food coloring).Chill dough 3 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On flour covered surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut heart shapes with cookie cutters. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 8 minutes.