Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mabon Menu

Blueberry-Maize Muffins
1 cup stone ground cornmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
¼ cup melted butter or salad oil
Grated rind of one lemon
1 cup blueberries, (fresh, or well-drained canned
or frozen and thawed)
1.Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Mix
2.Add egg, milk, butter, or oil and lemon rind.  Stir just
enough to blend. Lightly fold in blueberries to avoid
releasing juices.
3. Fill greased muffin pans two-thirds full and bake in a 400
degree Fahrenheit oven

Apple Walnut Slaw with Grapes:
6 cups shredded cabbage
1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
3/4 cup raisins
1 cup sliced seedless grapes
1/2 thinly sliced red onion
1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup soy milk
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
 salt and pepper to taste
2 medium apples, chopped

 (To decrease the preparation time of Apple Walnut
Slaw, use a 16-ounce bag of coleslaw mix for the
shredded cabbage and carrots.)
1. In a large salad bowl, toss the cabbage, carrots,
walnuts, raisins, grapes and onion.
2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, soy milk,
honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
3. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. 
4. Gently fold in apples. 
5. Cover and refrigerate until serving. 
Chicken-Mushroom Turnovers
Filling:  Sauté ½ pound chopped fresh mushrooms
and ¼ cup minced onion in 3 tablespoons butter
or margarine. Combine with 2 cups cooked chicken,
finely chopped, 3 tablespoons minced parsley, ¼ tsp
dried tarragon, salt and finely ground pepper to taste.
Pastry:  Thaw two 10-oz packages frozen patty shells,
(6 per package) On a floured board, roll out each patty
shell to about an 8 – inch circle or to 1/8 inch
thickness. Add about ¼ cup filling in center of circle.
Fold over, moisten edges of pastry with water and press
together with a fork to seal. Position on ungreased baking
sheets and pierce top of each turnover with a fork. Bake
at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until golden, about 20 minutes.
Makes 12.
 From:  The Complete Book of Picnics
Mabon Harvest Morning Muffins
Yields:12 muffins
35 min 10 min prep
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup grated apples
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 12-muffin tin
or line it with paper liners. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend the eggs, sugar and
oil until well combined. Stir in the grated apples and
In a separate bowl, sift the flours, baking powder, salt and
cinnamon. Blend the dry ingredients with the apple mixture
until just combined.
Spoon the batter into the muffin tins and bake for 25 minutes.

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