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Joan has been compiling recipes for many years and "Old Reliable" is the fruit of her labour. A "Table of Contents" follows which will no doubt start your stomach grumbling!
Below are Joan's fond family favourites from her cookbook
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Colorful Mixed Vegetables

Total cooking time: 1 hour after thawing overnight in refrigerator
3 CARROTS
2 CELERY STALKS
TURNIP, PEELED
2 CUPS BRUSSEL SPROUTS
12 SMALL WHOLE ONIONS
1 CUP CHICKEN (OR VEGETABLE) STOCK
1/4 CUP BUTTER
2 TBSP LEMON JUICE
1 TBSP SUGAR
1/2 TSP DRIED BASIL
1/2 TSP DRIED SAVORY
SALT AND PEPPER
  1. Cut carrots, celery and turnips to julienne strips.
  2. Trim outside leaves from sprouts; peel onions.
  3. Combine stock, butter, lemon juice, sugar, basil, savory, salt and pepper in saucepan. Bring to a boil and add vegetables.
  4. Simmer 3 minutes.
  5. Drain vegetables, reserving cooking liquid; cool.
  6. Arrange vegetables in greased 8 cup casserole. Pour cooled cooking liquid over. Cover and freeze.
  7. Day before serving, thaw in refrigerator overnight.
  8. Bake, covered, in 350 preheated oven 1 hour or until bubbly and heated through.
  9. Serves 8
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