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Happy New Year

Wishing each of you a wonderful and safe New Years Eve. If you are going to be out and about tonight. Remember to drink responsibly and keep yourself and the people around you safe. We can enjoy this day and be around to see tomorrow..

Hey!! have you made any new years resolutions. My only one this year is to thank God everyday for letting me wake up and Just enjoy each day I am given and try to help someone else have a good day. Going to try to eat healthier and get more exercise. You notice I said gonna try HaHaHa . I have one thing to be thankful for My husband and I are having our 52nd wedding anniversary January 1st 2015.

You know the years seem to go by so fast. We get married, have children, watch them grow up get married and give us grandchildren and they grow up get married and give us great grand children. and you think back where did it all go, but we do have a ton of good memories. I love to think of my children when they were young and all the family things we did together. Life is good if you can just relax and let it happen and unfold for you. I look back and don’t know of a single thing I would change.

End of the year seems like a good time to look back, maybe we would like to change something in the new year ahead. Whatever your circumstance this year you were not happy with. Good News a New Year and new Beginning. Happy New Year Everyone From MaMa’s Mary’s Country Kitchen to yours  Follow me at http://mwilliams6337@wordpress.com and twitter at  @mwilliams6337

Banana Mango Pecan Loaf

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Ingredients

1 stick butter: softened

1 cup sugar

 Cream butter and sugar together.Add

2 eggs

3 to 4 ripe bananas mashed

mix in by hand (spoon)

2 cups all purpose flour and 1 tsp. baking soda

add in 1/2 cup mango and 1 cup chopped pecans.

1/4 cup buttermilk and 1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all and add to a grease and floured loaf pan and bake 350 for 35 to 40 minutes until done.

It is very good with a cup a coffee with a slice of butter on top. It is very good to butter and toast.

Enjoy. this is my mom’s recipe that I added a few extra ingredients.  Happy New Year  from Mary’s Country Kitchen to yours.

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Swedish Meatballs (KÖTTBULLAR)

New Year’s Eve is approaching and Swedish Meatballs (Köttbullar) are perfect for bite-sized appetizers. Make ’em, freeze ’em, bake ’em and serve them in a chafing dish, crock pot, or fondue pot – whatever you have on hand that will keep these babies warm.   I made these on Monday and froze them to be used on Christmas Day – then all I had to do was bake them that afternoon and make the sauce.   I like to use a combo of both ground beef and pork when I make the meatballs – and I know some people even add veal for a more rounded flavor.

Use whatever bread you have on hand and make fresh breadcrumbs in a food processor – you will notice the difference, but use the Pulse button so you don’t end up with sawdust.  I was in Stockholm last year (see here)…

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Yummy Broccoli Casserole

IMG_3178Broccoli is a fiber find. Not only is it a rich source, but half of its fiber is insoluble and half is soluble, helping to meet your needs for both types of fiber. But the story doesn’t end with broccoli’s rich array of nutrients. Broccoli provides a health bonus in the form of protective substances that may shield you from disease. Botanically, broccoli belongs to the cabbage family, collectively known as cruciferous vegetables.

Recipe:

1 pound of fresh broccoli

1/2 chopped onion

1/2 can cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup mayo,or can use sour cream

1 stick butter

1/2 to 1 cup cheese (I use cheddar or .American)

1 egg

Start by cooking broccoli  Drain

While hot, add all ingredients, pour all into a buttered casserole dish and add crushed Ritz crackers on top bake 350 for about 40 min. Yummy

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Come back and visit soon to see what the New Year brings. From Mary’s Country kitchen to yours.

Country Mixed Greensh

IMG_1912Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins . They also provide a variety of phytonutrients including beta-carotene, lutein , and zeaxanthin, which protect our cells from damage and our eyes from age-related problems, among many other effects. Dark green leaves even contain small amounts of Omega-3 fats .

3 pounds mixed greens kale,turnip,mustard,or collard greens or all.

Was greens. Place in atall pan to cook.

Add salt and ham bone or bacon.  Cover and cook until tender. Garnish with  boiled eggs cut in half

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