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MOCK DUCK

1 flank steak

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon onion juice

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

½ teaspoon poultry seasoning

1 pint boiling water

⅓ cup of whole wheat flour

Reserve the water and the flour. Mix other ingredients.

Spread on steak. Roll the steak and tie.

Roll in the flour.

Brown in two tablespoons of fat.

Add the water—cover and cook until tender.

POTATO PANCAKES

POTATO PANCAKES

2 cups of chopped potato

½ cup milk

1 egg

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups flour

5 teaspoons of baking powder

2 cups of hot water

Parboil potatoes in the skins for fifteen minutes. Pare and chop fine or put through food chopper.

Mix potatoes, milk, eggs and salt.

Sift the flour and baking powder and stir into a smooth batter.

Thin with hot water as necessary.

Bake on a greased griddle.

SPLIT PEA PANCAKES

2 cups split peas

2 egg whites

⅓ cup flour

1 cup milk

2 egg yolks

2 tablespoons pork drippings

⅛ teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoonful baking powder

Soak peas over night, cook, and when tender, put through a food chopper and mix the ingredients.

Bake on hot greased griddle.

ROLLED OATS RAGGED ROBINS

1½ cups rolled oats

1 cup bread flour

1⅓ teaspoons salt

1⅓ cups milk

2½ teaspoons cream of tartar

4 tablespoons fat

1¼ teaspoons soda

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in the fat.

Add liquid and drop by spoonfuls on greased baking sheet.

Bake in hot oven 12 to 15 minutes. These may be rolled and cut same as baking powder biscuits.

(If uncooked rolled oats are used, allow to stand in the milk for 30 minutes before making recipe.)

DUMPLINGS

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons drippings

1 cup water, meat stock or milk

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in fat. Gradually add liquid to make a soft dough.

Roll out, place on greased pan and steam 20 minutes, or drop into stew and cook covered 30 minutes. Serve at once.

CREAM OF CARROT SOUP

2 cups diced carrots

2 cups water

1 cup milk

⅛ teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons fat

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt

Cook the carrots in the water until tender. Melt the fat, add dry ingredients, add gradually the 1 cup water in which the carrots were cooked and the milk. When at boiling point, serve with a little grated [pg 108] raw carrot sprinkled over top of soup. Any vegetable, raw or cooked, may be used in the same way, as cauliflower, cabbage, peas, turnips, etc.

CARROT SALAD

Grind raw carrot in food chopper. Make French dressing with chicken fat instead of oil. Mix ingredients and serve.

1 cup raw carrots

½ cup oil (preferably oil from chicken fat)

1 tablespoon vinegar

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon parsley

⅛ teaspoon paprika

TOMATO GUMBO

Bones and gristle from chicken or turkey

2 qts. cold water

1 cup okra

1 tablespoon chopped pimento

1½ teaspoons salt

½ cup rice

2 tablespoons fat

1½ cups tomatoes

¼ cup chopped parsley

Soak bones and gristle in the cold water 1 hour. Then boil slowly 1 hour, in same water. Strain out the bones and gristle and add other ingredients to the liquor. Boil this mixture slowly ¾ hour and serve.

BEAN LOAF

2 cups cold cooked beans

1 egg beaten

1 cup breadcrumbs

⅛ teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon minced onion

2 tablespoons catsup

¼ teaspoon salt

Shape into loaf. Bake 25 minutes. Serve with tomato sauce.

RICE FRUIT CUSTARD

⅓ cup rice

1 cup milk

⅓ cup corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

⅛ teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 cup fruit

Cook rice with milk in double boiler 30 minutes. Add other ingredients and cook 10 minutes. Chill and serve.

Sodium content of MREs

For people with high blood pressure, the sodium content in MREs is an important consideration. Before you stock up on MREs as a survival food, first take a look at these numbers.

Beef ravioli in meat sauce – 1,080mg
Beef Stew – 850mg
Beverage Powder, Grape – 150mg
Beverage Base Powder, Lime Lime – 20mg – 150mg
Beverage Base Powder, Orange – 20mg – 150mg
Cappuccino, Mocha – 0mg
Cappuccino, French Vanilla – 0mg
Cinnamon Imperials – 12mg
Cinnamon Scone – 310mg
Cheese Spread (fortified) – 300mg
Cheese tortellini in tomato sauce – 840mg
Cherry Blueberry Cobbler – 170mg
Chicken and Dumplings – 240mg – 820mg
Chicken Fajita – 980mg
Chicken Fajita Filling – 700mg

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