Teaching Cooking

I have taught basic cooking to my seven children and to classes of elementary children. When my youngest daughter wanted to learn, I found that taking the recipes and making them into a step-by-step format made it easier for her, so here is a blog to hopefully make cooking easier for the beginner.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Danish Red Cabbage

This recipe was a traditional Christmas dish when I was growing up and we went to Grandma Petersen's house for Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Dinner.   I know it is not something that everyone likes, but I have always liked it.  This is the recipe that my sister, Karen, used.

1 small head of red cabbage

Finely chopped.  You don't want the pieces too big.
Simmer in a pan with a small amount of water until tender.

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 small jar of red current jelly
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs butter

Simmer for 1/2 hour with the lid on.  Remove the lid and continue to simmer until most of the moisture is cooked off.  It's better if it is left to sit in its juices over night.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Bottled Apple Pie Filling

6 quarts cored, pealed and sliced apples
2 cups water

Bring apples to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

While the apples are boiling, mix together in a bowl:
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup Clear Gel
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

When the apples are done simmering, add 1/2 of a 12 oz can of frozen apple juice.  Stir in.  Then add the sugar mixture and stir very well.

Put it into canning jars, seal and process for 30 minutes.

When you make a pie, just make your crust, add one jar of pie filling, top with crust, lattice or streusel topping.

1/3 cup butter
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix together really well and sprinkle over the top of the pie and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.