I'm fascinated by vintage American recipes that others around the world may not quite understand.
My wife and I recently returned from a funeral in Kansas.
There are 3 foods that you can guarantee will be at a Mennonite Funeral.
Funeral Cheese ( 6" Cheddar, sliced and quartered) served with slices of Ham that make a sandwich with the rolls.
I've never seen a group of women come together and cook for a multitude of people as I did at the funeral.
It was quite impressive.
I have never seen so many jello recipes in one place in my life.
There was every color imaginable with so many different variations of ingredients added.
I tasted some of each and loved them all.
Here's another classic recipe from one of the Mennonite Recipe Books.
This Book is a handwritten Book put together by the women of our families church.
50 regular sized marshmallows
1 C Milk
1 Large Carton of Whipped Topping
1 1/4 C Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 1/4 C Butter, melted
1/4 C Chopped Pecans
2 Cans of Cherry Pie Filling
Melt Marshmallows and milk, slowly in a saucepan
Fold Whipped Topping into the Marshmallow mixture
Mix Graham Cracker Crumbs, Butter, and Pecans
Press into a 9"X13" pan
Spread the Marshmallow mixture on top of the crust
Spread the Pie Filling on the top and chill thoroughly.
Peace in the Kitchen!