Although we are no longer receiving blessings from the Bishops' Storehouse, I often find recipes that would work good for what's available there. This is one we tried recently that was really good, and the ingredients are available. It is easily halved if you need to, as this makes a LOT! (In fact, the picture below is indeed half of the recipe!)
We served it with a green salad and garlic bread. Very good! Hope you try it and enjoy it!
·2 onions, chopped
·2 pounds lean ground beef
·2 cloves garlic, minced
·3 cups water
·1 jar tomato based pasta sauce
(approx. 26 oz.)
·2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes,
·2 bay leaves
·black pepper to taste
·2 cups macaroni noodles, uncooked
1.Cook ground beef, onion and garlic
over medium high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
2.Add water, pasta sauce, diced
tomatoes, bay leaves and pepper. Allow to come to a boil, reduce heat and
simmer covered for 15 minutes.
3.Add in the in the macaroni, cover
and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally until pasta is tender (about
I am proud to be Irish and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a happy heart. One of our favorite parts of our celebration is Irish Soda bread. This year, instead of buying it from the grocery store, I made it myself, and it came out fantastic! As my husband said, we've been wasting our money buying those.
This is sooo simple and fantastic. I used raisins instead of currants, and got all the ingredients from the Bishop's storehouse, except for the buttermilk. The recipe is from Ina Garten, a cook on television, and I suggest you try it sometime.
the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper (I used a silicone mat which worked terrific.)
the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted
with the paddle attachment. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the
butter is mixed into the flour.
a fork, lightly beat the buttermilk, egg, and orange zest together in a
measuring cup. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the buttermilk mixture
to the flour mixture. Combine the currants with 1 tablespoon of flour and mix
into the dough. It will be very wet.
the dough onto a well-floured board and knead it a few times into a round loaf.
Place the loaf on the prepared sheet pan and lightly cut an X into the top of
the bread with a serrated knife. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a cake
tester comes out clean. When you tap the loaf, it will have a hollow sound.
on a baking rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
terrific meal to make for your family using ingredients from the Bishops’
Storehouse. This is a good meal to make in the fall/winter, and today is cold
(15°) and snowing so it’s a good choice. Plus the house smells amazing when
these are baking.
I got this recipe
from my mother, and for some reason I think it’s an old depression era meal,
but I’m not certain.
Meatballs are very moist and soft, so you need to be careful as you’re browning
To finish the
meal, I’m serving it with baked potatoes with sour cream, and cottage
cheese/pear salads. For dessert I made homemade peanut butter cookies.
Everything from the storehouse! I cannot tell you how grateful I am for the
blessing of this food in our lives. With my husband out of work for two years,
this has literally saved us.
I hope this helps
you if you are looking for a good meal to serve your family. Enjoy!
Mix together lightly:
1 lb ground beef
½ cup dry bread crumbs (you could probably use cracker crumbs or crushed
2 Tablespoons grated onion
½ cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Form into 2” balls. Brown in
frying pan with a little shortening.
Place in baking dish. (I use a 13x9 pan as I usually double the recipe.)
Mix together: ¼ cup catsup and ¼ cup water.Pour over meatballs.Cover.Bake at 350º for one hour.Serve
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