February 2008


1 pound lean Beef, sliced
2 medium Onions, sliced
1 pound sliced root vegetables, such as Carrots, Turnips, or Radishs
2 tablespoons Beef broth
2 cups Vegetable broth
Salt, to taste


Place the onions and vegetables in a large stock pot, and add the beef and beef stock on top.
Bring to a simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring well.
When the beef and vegetables look cooked, add the vegetable broth and season.
Bring back to a simmer and serve.

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4 large baking potatoes
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 green onions, chopped and divided
12 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled, and divided
1-1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream

Wash potatoes and prick several times with a fork; bake at 400° for 1 hour or until done. Let cool. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; then scoop out pulp.

Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add all-purpose flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add 6 cups milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.

Add potato pulp, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons green onions, 1/2 cup bacon, and 1 cup cheese. Cook until thoroughly heated; stir in sour cream. Add extra milk, if necessary, for desired thickness.

Serve with remaining onion, bacon, and cheese. Yield: 10 cups.

1 lb. great northern beans, soaked
2 teaspoon salt
1 medium onion, chopped
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
2 lbs. beef short ribs
6 cup water
3/4 cup barbecue sauce

Place all ingredients in slow cooker except barbecue sauce.
Cover and cook on low 10 to 16 hours.
Before serving, remove short ribs and cut meat from bones.
Return meat to slowcooker.
Stir in barbecue sauce before serving.