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Grandma Wilson’s Chili Sauce

I found this in a handwritten book. I remember Grandma Rudy Wilson’s garden and her fence of rainbow sweetpeas that surrounded it. Please take this endearing recipe as a reminder of our heritage (transcribed exactly as written). I wonder what was in her spice bag!

Roundup out of the garden
10 # bucket ripe Tomotoes
10 # bucket ripe Cabbage
10 # bucket ripe Onion
10 # bucket ripe Cucumber
10 # bucket (scant) Chili Peppers – seeded
1/2 doz real Mangos
1/2 C mixed spice (in a bag)
1/2 gal cider vinegar (or more if needed)
2/3 # bucket sugar
1/4 C Salt

Grind first six ingredients in food grinder with coarse knife, add salt. Let stand an hour or more, then drain. Add rest of ingred. and cook slowly till thick. Take out spice bag and seal while hot.

Banana Bread

1 3/4 C Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg (can be omitted)
1 C Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 C Oil
1/4 C Milk
2 Eggs
1 C Smashed Banana
1/2 C Nuts – crushed

Preheat oven to 350º Grease and flour two loaf pans.

Sift dry ingredients together except sugar and set aside. Mix sugar, eggs, milk, oil, vanilla add to flour mixtures. Add in bananas and nut. just until through the batter, DO NOT over mix. Pour into loaf pans and bake 45 – 50 minutes

Peanut Butter Fudge

Larry Smith (brother-in-law) used to make this for me when I would visit Maxine and him during my summers growing up. I would do almost anything to get him to make this for me.

4 C Sugar
2 T Cocoa
1 1/2 C Milk
1/2 C Peanut Butter

Heat sugar, cocoa, milk and butter to soft boil. Cool in sink of cold water. Beat until it grains. Add in peanut butter, pour into butter platter. Set and server

Pollock Dish

My Aunt MaryLou Fringer made this for my daddy when I was about 12 and it became one of his all time favorites. He loved this dish with fresh biscuits. Use a cast iron skillet if you have one.

2 lb Hamburger
1 sm Onion – chopped
1 can Whole Kernel Corn (drained)
2 cans Vegetable Soup
2 cans Tomato Soup
1 C Cooked Barley
Chili Powder (to taste or Sriracha hot Sauce)

Preheat oven to 375º
In a large skillet brown hamburger and onions – drain any fat. Add all remaining ingredients, mix completely. Bake for 1 hour.