Toasted Rice

A sort of rice loaf-combined with a creamed rice-combined with a fried rice-combined with a polenta-all and all not bad for a gentle food that you haven’t eaten 5 million times before but has nothing really offensive about it. Vintage side dish with a bit of a way to jazz up the usual grains served for dinner.

4 cups cooked rice
1 egg
½ cup evaporated milk
3 tablespoons butter

Cook rice by Methods (1) or (2). Beat egg, add milk and combine with rice. Return to heat and cook about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Turn into a loaf pan lined with waxed paper and chill. When ready to serve, turn out of pan, strip off paper and slice about ½-inch thick. Pan-fry in butter until lightly browned on each side. 5 servings. The Modern Family Cookbook

Mincemeat Bars

Because you have grown into the taste of mincemeat…believe me…and these simple bar cookies will ensure everyone will enjoy both the making and eating.
1 9-ounce package instant condensed mincemeat
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1½ cups corn flakes, crushed (â…” cup)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

In saucepan, crumble mincemeat; add sweetened condensed milk. Cook and stir till thickened, about 5 minutes; remove from heat.

Cream butter, brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon milk until fluffy. Stir cornflakes with flour and soda. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Pat half of crumb mixture into ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Carefully spread with mincemeat mixture. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350° about 30 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars. Makes 36.

Rice Cooked in Milk

What a pleasant way to start the morning…a bit of rice cooked in milk. No more Cheerios for those small children…go with rice!
1 cup rice
3 cups scalded milk
1 teaspoon salt

Wash rice thoroughly in cold water. Place rice, milk and salt in top of double boiler and cook over boiling water about 40 minutes, or until rice is soft and all milk absorbed. This method of cooking rice is especially desirable for breakfast cereal for small children. 5 servings.The Modern Family Cookbook

Peanut Butter Balls

Yet another peanut butter ball recipe. The paraffin makes it definitely retro…but you can just use candy melts or plain chocolate chips to dip them in instead.
1 stick softened butter
2 cups peanut butter
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 cups Rice Krispies
1/3 cake paraffin wax
12 oz. chocolate chips

Mix butter, peanut butter, sugar, and Rice Krispies. Roll into 1 inch balls. Melt wax over low heat. Add and melt chocolate chips. Dip balls into chocolate mixture. Set on wax paper and chill.