If you are tired of thinking of things to cook, we are featuring a cookbook that is packed full of easy and scrumptious recipes. This cookbook was given to our library by the Class of 1951 in memory of Virgil Cordes and is written by Royce Cordes. It is called “The Gardener’s Cookbook.”  

This book covers multiple fruits and vegetables that are grown in your own garden and listed in alphabetical order in the cookbook. Along with wonderful recipes, the book also shares how to handle your produce.  It gives equivalent measurements and substitution recommendations  

There is a general meat cooking chart and a guide to swapping out a specific kitchen pan for another size. A main dish recipe featured in this book and found to be delicious by my family is called Minnesota Corn.  

You will need the following items:

1/4 cCfinely chopped onion   

2 TBSP chopped green pepper

2 TBSP butter

2 C cooked corn

1/2 C milk

1/2 C chicken broth

1 beaten egg

1 1/2 C cracker crumbs

1 1/2 C diced, cooked chicken

1 TSP salt

1/4 TSP pepper

1 TBSP melted butter     

Putting 1 TBSP of the  butter into a skillet, saute the onion and the green pepper.  Then mix in the corn, milk, broth and the beaten egg  Add one cup of the cracker crumbs, the diced cooked chicken, and the salt and pepper. Heat this completely without boiling.  Coat a 9x 13 pan with pan spray  and spread the mixture in it.  Mix the remaining TBSP of butter with the last 1/2 C of the cracker crumbs and sprinkle it across the top.  

My family likes to add 1/2 to 1 cup of cheese to the mixture after it is pulled from the burner before putting into the 9 x 13 pan.  Bake this amazing main dish for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. We like to eat it with warm rolls and a ceasar salad.  

Come on up to the Henning Library and check out this awesome cookbook. We will have the tea hot and ready for you as well as a list of other fantastic books to choose from. 

Library hours are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons following the school calendar from 3:30-5:30 p.m.