The first one is Banana Nut Bread. I love this stuff. I could eat this with ice cream 3 times a day for life and never get tired of it...
BANANA NUT BREAD
½ cup shortening
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 ripe bananas, chopped
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
½ cup sour cream
In a mixing bowl, mix together shortening, sugar and bananas. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt, then add to the banana mixture. Stir in the pecans. Fold in sour cream. Grease 3 small (8-X 3¼-inch) loaf pans, and dust with powdered sugar. Bake at 345 F for 30 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Next up is Texas Salsa:
1 (16-ounce) can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 (16-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (11-ounce) can niblet corn, drained
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green or red pepper
1 (16-ounce) bottle of Italian dressing
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and chill for 3 hours or overnight. Serve with tortilla chips or FRITO scoops. Note: If tomatoes are juicy, less dressing may be needed to coat mixture.
Next up is Frogmore Stew:
8 to 10 ears sweet corn, cut into 3- to 4-inch pieces|
4 pounds small potatoes
6 medium onions, quartered
3 pounds shrimp
2 to 3 pounds Polish sausage, cut into chunks
1 package crab and shrimp boil
Place corn and potatoes into a large stock pot. Cover with water and add crab and shrimp boil. Boil just until potatoes begin to get tender. Add onions, shrimp and sausage. Boil 5 more minutes, then drain off water and transfer to platters to serve.
And up last is Cowboy Beans:
3 (15-ounce) cans pork and beans
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 (15-ounce) bottle ketchup
1/2 pound bacon, cut into small pieces
Add first six ingredients to a 9- X 13-inch baking dish and gently combine. Top with bacon, and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.