Last night we had delicious "Chicken Tropical" which kind of reminded me of "sweet and sour chicken" (but not so much sour).
1 3-lb. Broiler-fryer, cut up
Seasoned flour (1/2C flour, 1tsp. Salt, 1/8 tsp. Pepper)
1/2 C shortening
1 tsp salt
1 C orange juice
2 Tbl brown sugar
2 Tbl vinegar
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp dried basil
12 small new potatoes
1 1-lb-13-oz. Can cling-peach slices, drained
Lightly coat chicken with seasoned flour. In hot shortening, in chicken fryer or large skillet, sauté chicken until golden on all sides. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt. Combine orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, nutmeg, and basil; pour over chicken. Place well-scrubbed new potatoes between and around chicken pieces. Cook, covered, over medium heat, 25 minutes, or until chicken and potatoes are tender. Then add peaches; heat, covered, 5 minutes. Serve at once, garnish with parsley. Makes 4-6 servings.
Today we tasted (and enjoyed) the "Hamburger Crunch" which reminded me greatly of the original "Rice-A-Roni" (with ground meet).
1 8-oz pkg. Spaghetti
2 large onions, minced
2 Tblsp salad oil
2 lb. Chuck, ground once
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp monosodium glutamate
1 10 1/2-oz can condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1 soup-can water
1 3- or 4-oz can sliced or chopped mushrooms, drained
1 cup cut-up natural Cheddar cheese
1 tsp sugar
2 Tblsp Worcestershire
1 7-oz can salted mixed nuts, coarsely chopped
Cook spaghetti as lable directs, until barely tender; drain. In large Dutch oven, sauté onions in oil until golden. Add meat; brown until it is crumbly. Add salt, pepper, monosodium glutamate. Stir in soup, water, mushrooms, 2/3 C cheese, sugar, Worcestershire, and then spaghetti. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
Start heating oven to 350°F. Turn spaghetti-beef mixture into 2 1/2 qt. Greased casserole. Push nuts down into mixture; sprinkle with 1/3 C cut-up cheese. Bake 30 minutes. Makes 8 to 10 servings. * For 4: Use half an 8-oz pkg. Spaghetti; half can of nuts. Prepare meat sauce as directed; freeze half of it to serve heated over cooked rice or noodles another day. Add spaghetti to half of sauce; simmer and bake as directed.
** Both dishes can be made vegetarian by substituting the meat with soy protein products.