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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 21:06

By Nola Straub

We have had a dry summer… hope we will soon see cooler temps and moisture for next summer’s crops. So I decided to think of this fall’s cooler weather. I am hoping to get some of those end of garden season recipes that are popular at the end of summer. I don’t know whether it is the dry weather or just the year but our trees are starting to look more fall-colored all the time. Maybe a little early … or just dry.


Colorful Fall Bean Salad Linda Greene

1 3/4 c. frozen peas

1 3/4 c. frozen green beans French style or garden

1 1/2 c. frozen lima beans

1 1/2 c. frozen shoe peg or white corn

1 chopped red onion

2 celery branches chopped

1 jar diced pimentos, drained

1/2 c. chopped red or yellow pepper

1 c. sugar

3/4 c. cider vinegar

Combine peas, green beans, lima beans, corn, onion, celery, pepper, pimientos. In a small saucepan bring to boil sugar and vinegar stir and boil 3 min.Pour over vegetables and refrigerate until serving. Use a slotted spoon in the bowl to serve.


Luella Troxel’s Carrot Raisin Salad

Nola Straub

4 c. shredded carrots (4-5)

1 c. raisins

1/4 c. mayonnaise

2 tbsp. sugar

3 tbsp. milk

Place carrots and raisins in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, sugar and enough milk to achieve the consistency of a creamy salad dressing and pour into bowl and toss to coat.

Mother kept carrots in a cardboard box on the unheated porch in layers of news paper from the time she pulled them ’til Thanksgiving or Christmas. So this was one of her favorite week end salads.


The more you celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.


Norma’s Favorite

Fruit Salad

Nola Straub

1 8-oz. can pineapple chunks, unsweetened (Save juice in a measuring cup)

2 c. fresh or frozen sliced strawberries

2 c. green grapes

1 can mandarin oranges, drained (maybe 2, count noses!)

1 c. blueberries

1 c. nectarines, sliced

1/4 c. lemon juice

1/4 c. honey

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

In a bowl combine pineapple, strawberries, grapes, oranges, blueberries, nectarines and mix about 1/4 c. unsweetened pineapple juice with lemon, honey and nutmeg. Pour over fruit; mix gently. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. At meal time if more noses show up, peel and dice in some apple or other fruits to stretch it.


Dilly Cucumbers

Nola’s collection

3 c. thinly sliced cucumbers

1 sm. sweet red pepper julienned strips

1/2 c. chopped sweet onion

1/3 c. sugar

1/4 c. white wine vinegar

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. dill seed

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.


If at first you don’t succeed … Keep believing in yourself and the dreams you have!


Send in your favorite recipes to P. O. Box 303, Wauneta, NE 69045.