More Comfort Food

I collect cookbooks and am very fond of regional cookbooks. You know the ones that churches and clubs put out as well as ethnic groups. I found a very cool book at the library a few weeks back and gathered a few recipes. No I cannot remember the name of the book. It was about all the different ethnic groups that settled in Minnesota and their food contributions to that region. One of the groups that I gleaned recipes from was the Ojibway Indians. 
 My kids think it taste like french toast. We like it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Ojibway Bread Pudding
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup corn meal
2 1/2 cups stale bread, broken into small pieces
3 eggs
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon flour
1/2 cup raisins  ( we omit the raisins because we are just not fond of them)
In 2 qt pan heat milk till warm. Stir in the corn meal.Add bread to milk and set aside.
In a bowl beat the eggs, blend in the syrup, sugar Cinnamon, salt, vanilla, butter.
Heat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 2 qt baking pan.
Toss the raisins in flour and combine all ingredients together and put into baking dish.
Place baking dish in a pan of hot water and bake for one hour or until custard is set.

Before baking
The finished custard! So yummy!
Here is another recipe that is great on a cool fall day. The sweet and sour sauce is amazing.
Swedish Meatballs
They are not swimming in grease as it looks like in the photo. That is actually a nice thick yummy gravy.
1lb lean ground beef
1.5 Tablespoons parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
Mix the above ingredients very well. ( I just use my hands)
Form into 1 inch balls. Carefully place into the bottom of your crock pot.
Mix 1 cup ketchup, 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup grape jelly together in a bowl.
Pour over meat balls.
Cook in crock pot about 2 1/2 hours on low.
Serve with rice or noodles.
Serves 5


  1. Oh, they sound so yummy, especially the bread pudding!! I will have to try it sometime.


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