Meta-llaneous Recipes

Sometimes I need a bit of a Meta fix without dedicating myself to a whole days worth.  Here are some random recipes I’ve made lately.

First a salad recipe verging on the weird and wacky:

735 Banana Salad

735 Banana Salad

3 bananas, well ripened

1/4 cup orange juice

chopped peanuts–or other nuts


Fruit Salad Dressing (842) or Mayonnaise (843)

Peel the bananas and cut in half lengthwise and crosswise.  Roll in orange juice and then nuts.  The banana, peanuts and orange juice made for a pleasing, if odd looking, combo.  However the lettuce (and dressing below) were odd.  Meta says to serve on lettuce with dressing or mayo (but don’t). Or this terrifying holiday special:

843a Cranberry Mayonnaise

1/2 cup mayonnaise (843)

1/2 cup cranberry jelly (282)

1/4 cup cream, whipped

Blend mayo and cranberry jelly.  Fold in whipped cream.  This recipe specifically says to serve this with the banana salad.  But again, please don’t.  The tang of the mayo paired terribly with cranberry.  Plus the color, was super off-putting.

212 Cocoanut Ice-Box Cookies

212 Cocoanut Ice-Box Cookies

These were so yummy I lost count of how many I had (a lot).  Actual instructions involve adding 1 cup of dry grated cocoanut, firmly packed to 211 Ice-Box Cookies so here is that recipe as well (though I haven’t yet made it without the coconut (cocoanut?!):

211 Ice-Box Cookies

2 1/4 cup AP flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter or other shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

Sift flour with baking soda and salt.  Cream shortening and beat in sugar and corn syrup.  Add egg and beat until smooth then add in vanilla.  Blend in flour mixture (Add coconut if making 212 here).  Pack into a small loaf pan  (Meta says to line it with wax paper first) and chill in the refrigerator overnight or several hours.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Remove from pan and slice into 1/8 inch thick or less slices and put on a buttered cookie sheet.  Bake for about 10 minutes until browned.  Makes about 3 dozen. (212 made closer to 4 dozen for me).

1103 Pan-Fried Summer Squash

So golden brown and delicious.

1103 Pan-Fried Summer Squash

2 lbs young squash


1/4 cup milk

salt and pepper to taste

dry bread or cracker crumbs or flour

butter or bacon drippings

Slice squash crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices (do not peel or de-seed).  Mix egg, milk, salt and pepper.  Dip squash into egg mixture and then into crumbs or flour.  Fry in butter or bacon drippings until golden brown on both sides.  Makes 5 servings.


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