The Homeplace

Here you will find recipes that will remind you of years gone by. Families love to get together and these recipes are some samplings of our gatherings at 'The Homeplace'.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Friday, January 26, 2007

Grammie's Oatmeal Bread

You will love this one I'm sure! It was, of course, a favourite of our family growing up. I remember mom making it all the time and dad not waiting for it to cool before slicing off the heel and slathering it with butter. I loved it as toast with mom's strawberry jam for breakfast. UMMMM umm Good!! Put 2 Cups Oatmeal and 1/4 Cup Shortening in a large bowl.
Add 3 Cups boiling water and stir until shortening melts.
Let sit for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile: Add 2 tsp of Sugar to 1 Cup lukewarm water. Add 2 tbsp yeast and let rise for 10 minutes.

Combine the yeast mixture with Oatmeal.
Stir in 2/3 Cup Molasses and 4 tsp Salt.

Add 5-7 Cups All-Purpose Flour, kneading in Flour as needed.
Knead for about 10 minutes.
Cover with damp cloth and let rise 1 hour.

After rising, divide dough into 4 parts and shape into loaves and place in greased pans.
Let raise another hour.
Place in 400 oven for 25-30 minutes
Rub butter over tops of loaves to keep it soft and oh, so tasty!


Friday, January 12, 2007

Marty's Awesome Egg Casserole

This has been a favourite to all who have tasted the easy and tasty recipe. I made it just before bed last night so it would be ready to place in the oven while we got ready in the morning. It's so nice to wake up knowing you have a great breakfast ready and don't have to do anything but put it in the oven!

Scramble one dozen eggs in lots of butter with salt & pepper to taste.
Scoop them into a casserole dish layering as follows:
(1) Scrambled eggs
(2) Sprinkle Sour cream & Onion popcorn seasoning on eggs
(3) Sprinkle White Cheddar popcorn seasoning on eggs
(4) Spread Sour Cream over top (Marty's adds some more popcorn seasoning on the sour cream again:)
(4) Grate Old Cheddar Cheese over top.

Now stick it in the fridge until you need it.
To cook, just place in 350 oven until cheese is all melted. It's great served with cinnamon rolls!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Garlic Cheese Bread

Mr. Man. I'm here to tell you. This is really, really good. I had a craving and very little to work with, so here's what I did:

Make garlic butter. Add 1 clove of garlic, minced, to 1/2 cup softened butter and mix it well. (If you don't have any fresh garlic, you could use 1/4 tsp. garlic powder instead but it wouldn't be as good. Go buy some fresh garlic and a good garlic press. Pampered Chef sells an amazing one, and yes, I think it's worth the hefty price tag. We eat a lot of garlic.)

Use thick-sliced bread or a few slabs of your own homemade bread and butter the slices with the garlic butter. Save any extra butter for tomorrow night. If you can wait that long.

Grate some mozzarella cheese and load it on top of the garlic butter, as much as you have on hand like.

Broil (on the top rack at 500°) for a few minutes, just until the cheese melts.

Mr. Man. I'm here to tell you.

(I have a picture but I'm too tired to fight with my camera tonight.)

~ Charmin, as if you hadn't already guessed