Swiss Steak

  Like many I’m sure, I thought that Swiss Steak had its origins in Switzerland. But, we are all wrong! Swissing is the process of smoothing fabric (usually cotton) in between rollers in a factory. In England, someone decided to swiss their cheap cut of beef by pounding it and smoothing it out before cooking … Continue reading

Hamburger Pie

This particular recipe card doesn’t have a title or name for this dish, so I called it Hamburger Pie. It reminds me of something my mom used to make, although I can’t think offhand what that was called either. But it did involve shaping the meat into a pie crust type of thing and then … Continue reading

Catherine Soup is good

I have been in a soup mood, so I decided tonight to make the Catherine Soup recipe which I posted just a few days ago. I ensured that I had all the ingredients and went to work. Since my onion was rather large and strong, I only used half. I diced it in small pieces, … Continue reading

Tomatoe Cocktail

When I think of a cocktail, I think of an alcoholic drink, but a cocktail can also be a combination of fruits and/or vegetables, pureed, chopped up, or otherwise combined. Fruit cocktail is a combination of chopped fruits in a syrup. The recipe above is for a tomatoe [sic] cocktail, probably along the lines of … Continue reading