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Pineapple Pork Chop Casserole

1 16 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained but reserve some liquid
6-8 pork chops
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 potatoes, sliced
8-10 strips of bacon or slices of Canadian bacon

Spray casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread bottom of casserole with crushed pineapple, then distribute the pork chops over the pineapple and season with salt and pepper. Layer slices of raw potato, covering the pork chops, then slices of bacon. Cover with lid and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Check dish a few times while cooking and if the casserole starts to dry out then add some of the reserved pineapple juice.

Wild Rice Stuffing for Turkey

1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
5 to 6 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain brown rice
2 cups chopped celery (about 4 medium stalks)
2 cups shredded carrots (about 3 medium)
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper

In 4 quart pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in wild rice, thyme and 5 cups of the broth and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in brown rice and celery. Cover and continue to simmer 40 to 50 minutes longer or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Add more broth, if necessary to prevent scorching.

Stir in carrots, bacon 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Uncover; cool 30 minutes before stuffing turkey. (Stuff turkey just before roasting.)

Put any extra stuffing in a greased casserole dish and keep in refrigerator until time to heat up. This casserole can be baked uncovered in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.

Black-Eyed Peas

4 slices bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (16-ounce) package dried black-eyed peas, washed
1 (12-ounce) can Ro-tel tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups water

In a large saucepan, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon, crumble, and set aside to use as a topping for the peas. Saute the onion in the bacon drippings until tender. Add the peas, Ro-tel tomatoes, salt, chili powder, pepper and water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the peas are tender. Add additional water, if necessary. Serve garnished with crumbled bacon.

Oriental Salad

2 bunches fresh Spinach
2 cans Water Chestnuts
4 hard cooked Eggs, chopped
1 can Bean Sprouts
1/2 lb. Bacon, fried and crumbled

Dressing (recipe below)

Tear spinach into small pieces and combine with remaining ingredients, except bacon. Crumble bacon on top. Add Dressing.

Dressing:
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup vinegar
2 Tbsp. minced Onion
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp. Salt
1/3 cup Ketchup

Combine and shake well, pour onto spinach mixture.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Colcannon

2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 slices bacon
1/2 small head cabbage, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup butter, melted

Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender.

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving drippings, crumble and set aside. In the reserved drippings, saute the cabbage and onion until soft and translucent. Drain the cooked potatoes, mash with milk and season with salt and pepper. Fold in the bacon, cabbage, and onions, then transfer the mixture to a large serving bowl. Make a well in the center, and pour in the melted butter. Serve immediately.

Skillet Salad

4 slices Bacon
1/4 cup Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Minced Onion
4 cups shredded Cabbage
1/2 cup chopped Parsley

Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet and crumble. Add vinegar, sugar and salt to bacon drippings in the skillet. Add crumbled bacon, heat thoroughly. Remove from stove. Toss cabbage and parsley in the hot dressing.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

BLT Spread

1 cup mayonnaise
2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
1 cup shredded lettuce
7 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3 oz. (3/4 cup) cheddar cheese, shredded
Crackers

Combine mayonnaise, cream cheese and pepper in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth.

Spread mayonnaise mixture onto bottom of 9-inch round serving dish. Top with lettuce, bacon, tomato, green onions and cheese. Serve with crackers.