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Whenever  we go for an outing – a day trip, the part I like best is a traveling on a back country road. I’m happiest when we come along to a dairy farm.  We stry to stop for me to capture some “cow” photos.

Holstein cows  are  black and white dairy cattle that originated in the North Holland and Friesland in  Europe.

Holsteins are known for their Outstanding  milk production.  ( courtesy of Wikpedia.)


Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes                                                 3 meals -5 servings each

3 pounds ground beef

2 large onions, chopped (about 2 cups)

4 medium stalks, celery, sliced (about 2 cups)

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups catsup

3/4 cup water

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 1/2 teaspoons salt ( substitute  lite salt )

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Have ready at serving time for each meal:

         5 hamburger buns, split and toasted


Cook and stir ground beef, onions, celery, and garlic in 4 quart Dutch oven until beef is light brown, drain.  Stir in catsup, water, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.   Heat to boiling; reduce heat.

Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. ( To serve immediately, remove 1/3 of the beef mixture ( about 1 and 3/4 cups ) and fill buns.  Divide mixture among three 1 pint freezer containers.  Cover, label and freeze no longer than 3 months.


About 35 minutes before serving, remove 1 container beef mixture from freezer.  dip into very hot water just to loosen.  Place frozen block in 2-quart saucepan.  Heat uncovered over medium heat, turning occasionally, until hot, about 30 minutes.   Fill buns with beef mixture.

Microwave Reheat instructions:

Dip one container  beef mixture into very hot water just to loosen.   Place frozen block in 2-quart microwave proof casserole.  Cover tightly and microwave on high ( 100 %), stirring every 5 minutes, until hot 14 to 16 minutes.


Betty Crocker’s Working Woman’s cookbook  c. 1982.

Easy Caesar Salad

                                                                            8 servings

3 anchovy fillets

1/3 cup bottled Caesar salad dressing

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 large bunch Romaine, torn into bite-sized pieces ( about 10 cups)

1 cup onion-garlic flavored croutons.

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