This is a potpourri of recipes from my late mother's recipe collection.  These recipes are from a variety of places but all are quick, easy, economical, and tasty.  Now what could be better than that?  The first recipe is a simple turkey-rice casserole that is perfect for using up left-over chicken or turkey.  You know we don't want to throw away food since it costs a lot to feed our families today!  The second recipe is for Vinegar Dumplings.  How long has it been since you've had homemade dumplings?  They aren't hard to make and are very economical.  Why not try your hand with this recipe?  The third recipe is one I don't care for but I know that many of you do.  It is Magic Fruit Cake.  If you like old fashion fruit cake, give this recipe a try.  You might want to make some as gifts for the holiday season.



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TURKEY-RICE CASSEROLE



This recipe is from an old Southern Indiana Electric Co-op Newsletter.

2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can evaporated milk
2 cups diced or shredded turkey (or chicken would be fine)
1 cup processed, pasteurized cheese, cubed
2 cups frozen broccoli
4 cups cooked rice (any style)
Season to taste with the following spices:
salt
pepper
garlic powder
onion powder or dried onion flakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, heat soups, milk, turkey, cheese, and broccoli. Stir often. Add seasonings. Butter a baking dish and spoon rice into the prepared dish. Pour the sauce over the rice and gently mix together. Bake 20 minutes or until bubbly.




 
VINEGAR DUMPLINGS



2 1/2 cups sugar
1 tbsp oleo
1/2 cup vinegar
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups water
1 tbsp nutmeg
2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk

Using bisquick and milk, make a stiff dough. Roll thin, using Bisquick to roll in. Bring sauce to a boil. Add dumplings. Simmer 15 minutes. Stir to prevent sticking.



MAGIC FRUIT CAKE


1 pkg (9-oz) mincemeat
1/2 cup water
1 cup walnut meats or pecans, coarsely chopped
1 cup (8-oz) mixed candied fruit, coarsely chopped
1 reg. size can evaporated milk
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Break mincemeat into small pieces and put in a two quart saucepan. Add water. Place over medium heat and stir until lumps are thoroughly broken. Boil briskly one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool. Add nuts, candied fruit, canned milk and egg; blend well. Stir in flour and baking soda until just blended. Pour mixture into 9x4x3-inch loaf pan, which has been greased, wax paper lined, and greased again. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and thirty minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched with finger and top in golden brown.