November 6th


Baked Apple 267

Broiled Bacon 544

toast with butter, jelly (Grape Jelly) 709

Coffee for adults (milk for children)


Onion Soup 968


Molded Peach Salad 759

Cocoa for All 4


Beef Pot Roast 498

Mashed Potatoes 1077

Buttered Broccoli 1007

whole wheat bread and butter (used 100% Whole Wheat Bread 89)

Ambrosia 257

Brownies 194

Coffee for adults (milk for children)

Breakfast featured 267 Baked Apple, Meta’s quick version of a baked apple.  It was a bit sweet for my taste, but it was pretty quick and easy.  Bacon, toast and coffee rounded out the meal nicely.

11.10.13 Breakfast 2

968 Onion Soup for lunch was super easy and delicious.  It called for a tablespoon of cheese per serving, which I couldn’t really taste, but was otherwise a great recipe.  I floated my toast on top.  Yummy.

759 Molded Peach Salad consisted of canned peach halves in lemon gelatine perched on top of lettuce with mayo.  Combing the dessert and salad portions of a menu will never seem quite right to me, but it seems to come up pretty frequently in mid-century cooking.  I’m fairly convinced that mayo should be quarantined away from gelatine, but this was decently edible.  The lemon flavor was almost convincing. Almost.

11.10.13 Lunch

Dinner was a very satisfying home run.  A classic meat and potato meal.  I would eat this any day.

11.10.13 Dinner

Dessert was pretty good, but I’m not sold on 194 Brownies recipe.  The baking time was only 15 minutes but I ended up leaving it in for 25.  Even then, the middle was not quite set.  It was pretty fudge-y though.  I have to admit that I’ve never made a brownie that tops the boxed variety.

11.10.13 dessert

89 100% Whole Wheat Bread

(recipe is halved from original and altered slightly for a bread machine)

1/3 cup lukewarm water

1 cup milk

1 TBSP butter, melted

1/2 TBSP salt

1/4 cup plus 1/2 TBSP brown sugar

2 1/2 cups unsifted whole wheat flour

1 package fast granular yeast (used 2 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast)

So, I didn’t follow Meta’s instructions at all on this.  I just dumped the ingredients in my bread machine in this order and turned it on.  But it turned out so yummy!  Nice and soft with a great texture. I’ll definitely make this often.

968 Onion Soup

2 1/2 cups sliced onions (about 1 large onion)

2 cups vegetable or meat stock


2 cups fresh milk or 1 cup evaporated milk and 1 cup water

salt to suit taste

5 TBSP grated cheese (I would consider cheese optional)

Add sliced onions and stock to a soup pan.  Add additional water if needed to cover onions.  Cover and simmer for approximately 10 minutes until the onions are tender.  Add the milk (or evaporated milk and water) and salt and heat to scalding.  Serve with shredded cheese.  Meta also suggest serving it with hot crisp crackers, Croutons (61) or Melba Toast (58).

498 Beef Pot Roast

4lbs beef chuck, round or rump

3 tsp salt

pepper, if desired

3 TBSP shortening

1/2 cup hot water

Rub the meat with salt and sprinkle with pepper (why would you skip pepper?)  Heat shortening in a heavy skillet or Dutch oven and brown meat on all sides.  Add water, cover and simmer about 1 1/2 to 2 hours (or transfer to the oven at 300 degrees).  Add water along the way if needed.  Serve with the remaining liquid (which can be thickened with a flour/water paste).  I found that a 1 1/2 hour cook time made a really nice medium-rare.

194 Brownies

3/4 c AP flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup butter or other shortening

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

2 squares bitter chocolate, melted and cooled (1124) (according to my package, 2 squares equaled 2 oz)

2 TBSP evaporated milk

2 TBSP water

3/4 cup chopped nuts

Prepare a 8 inch square baking dish with butter and wax paper.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Sift and measure flour and combine with salt in a small bowl.  Cream butter and gradually add in sugar.  Add beaten eggs and beat until smooth and fluffy.  Stir in vanilla and melted chocolate.  Combine water and evaporated milk.  Add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture, stirring well with each addition.  Stir in nuts with last few stirs.  Spread in the baking dish and bake for 15 minutes.  (I found this cooking time to be way too low.  I baked it for 25 minutes and it was still a bit underdone in the middle).  Cut while warm.  Makes 2 1/2 dozen brownies of 1 x 2 inches.

257 Ambrosia

3 large bananas

3 large oranges, chilled

sugar to suit taste

1/2 cup grated moist cocoanut

Peel and slice bananas and oranges.  Combine (adding any sugar if preferred).  Sprinkle with cocoanut and serve.  5 servings.


2 thoughts on “November 6th

  1. Not sure if you will see this, but you used the wrong brownie recipe. The one that uses the cocoa powder is the one that is always my go-to. And it most definitely tops any box mix (at least in my opinion!). I have never tried the recipe that you did because it always seemed too involved for a simple batch of brownies.


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