Two weeks ago we posted some recipes for Lent. I have tried a couple of them since then and my conclusion is that there must be better things to cook for Lent… or any other time! The Cream of Spaghetti Soup had very little taste. I salvaged it by straining it and adding more tomatoes to make a fairly good cream of tomato soup. The Nut Dressing was quite good but a bit too sweet, and didn’t need the nuts at all. It tasted like Heinz Salad Cream English Dressing at about $3.50 for 265 ml, so making it if you had some leftover condensed milk might be worth it. Half the recipe made plenty. I was going to try the Fish Fillets Waikiki, but decided that modern ways of cooking fish are much better than simmering the heck out of it and throwing on a sweet sauce.
I have been working away at the maple syrup recipes below. The Maple Biscuits were very sweet but not as good as the old time Hasty Pudding which was batter put into a mixture of brown sugar and water. Same with the Maple Apples – good enough, but very sweet, could get better results with brown sugar. I didn’t try the Maple Sauce, it just seemed pointless. However, the Maple Cake and Maple Icing were very good. It was easy to make and had a lovely subtle maple flavor. I only made half the recipe and baked it in an 8″ pan. No more recipes for a while now – it will take me a while to get all the things I made used up!
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger