Recipe of the Week: Big Ben’s Hopping John Black-Eyed Peas

The following black-eyed pea recipe is courtesy of SurvialBlog reader Ben P. He calls it Big Ben’s Hopping John. Ben notes: “Some folks think the rice should be cooked separately, but that isn’t how Grandma ever remembers it being served up. The ham hocks are the best way to go by far.” Ingredients 1/2 lb dried black eyed peas 1 smoked ham hock, or 1 lb diced ham, or 12 oz diced bacon 1 medium onion, diced 1 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 jalapeno, diced with seeds and veins removed 2 tablespoons Chipotle sauce 1 cup long …




Recipe of the Week: Roast Crown of Lamb or Mutton

The following recipe for Roast Crown of Lamb or Mutton is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book is one of the many bonus items included in the latest edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. The first batch of the 15th Anniversary Edition (2005-2020) USB stick sold out quickly, but a smaller second batch should be available in a few weeks. Ingredients 1 crown lamb or mutton Green Peas Salt Mashed Potatoes Salt-pork …




Recipe of the Week: Braised Leg of Lamb

The following recipe for Braised Leg of Lamb is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book is one of the many bonus items included in the latest edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. The second production run of the 15th Anniversary Edition (2005-2020) USB stick should be available for ordering in late May. Ingredients 1 leg lamb Cracker-crum stuffing 1/2 onion 1 carrot 1 turnip 1/2 bay leaf 1 sprig each of thyme …




Recipe of the Week: Big Ben’s Texas Goulash

The following recipe for Texas Goulash was kindly by SurvivalBlog reader Big Ben. It was developed with freezer storage in mind. He later adapted it for home freeze-drying. Ingredients 5 lbs Ground Beef 5 lbs Macaroni Noodles 2 lbs Frozen Corn 1 large Onion diced 1 #10 can Tomato Sauce 2 10 oz cans Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chile 2 4 oz cans diced green chile 1 10.75 oz can condensed tomato soup 1 ½ c Italian seasoning spice mix ½ c Chili powder ¼ c granulated onion ¼ c granulated garlic ½ c minced garlic ¼ c …




Recipe of the Week: Chicken & Ham Sandwiches

The following recipe for Chicken & Ham Sandwiches is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book is one of the many bonus items included in the latest edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This 15th Anniversary Edition (2005-2020) USB stick has sold out, but another small batch should be available in a month. Ingredients 1 cup cooked chicken meat 1/4 cup cooked ham 1/2 cup celery Mayonnaise Butter Lettuce Directions Mix chicken, ham …




Recipe of the Week: Savory Eggs

The following recipe for Savory Eggs is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book is one of the many bonus items included in the latest edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. The first production run of 15th Anniversary Edition (2005-2020) USB stick sold out quickly, but a second batch should be available for ordering in a few weeks, Ingredients 6 hot hard-cooked eggs Salt and pepper 1/4 cup hot cream 1 cup hot …




Recipe of the Week: Snow Ice Cream

The following recipe for Snow Ice Cream comes to us from SurvivalBlog reader Laura E.: During or after every fresh snowfall, I mix up a batch of snow ice cream for my husband’s sweet tooth.  Kids would love to make this fast and simple seasonal treat, too. Ingredients Snow Sweetened condensed milk Flavor(s) of choice (cocoa, vanilla or peppermint extract, fruit, etc) Directions The density of the snow will influence the amount of condensed milk you need to create a creamy consistency (closer to that of ice milk than of ice cream).  So I use two bowls. 1.  Scoop up …




Recipe of the Week: Chicken and Rice Curry

The following recipe for Chicken and Rice Curry is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book is one of the many bonus items included in the latest edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This 15th Anniversary Edition (2005-2020) USB stick is now available for pre-ordering. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so order soon. Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter or butter substitute 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup milk Salt Pepper 2/3 teaspoon curry-powder 3/4 …




Recipe of the Week: Julienne Potato With Savory Sauce

The following recipe for Julienne Potato With Savory Sauce is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book is one of the many bonus items included in the lastest edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick is now available for ordering, and selling rapidly.  (More than 700, in just the first few days.) Mailings of the USB sticks should begin in late February or early March. Ingredients 2 cups …




Recipe of the Week: Spanish Eggs

The following recipe for Spanish Eggs is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the many bonus items included in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want one. Ingredients 1 slice of onion …




Recipe of the Week: Baked Corn and Tomatoes

The following recipe for Baked Corn and Tomatoes is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the many bonus items included in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for pre-ordering by February 5th. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want one. Ingredients 2 cups cooked corn (fresh or …




Recipe of the Week: Chicken Hash

The following recipe for chicken hash is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the many bonus items included in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for pre-order on or about February 5, 2021. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want one. Ingredients 1-1/2 cup chopped chicken 1 …




Recipe of The Week: Carrots And Peas With Green Mint

The following recipe for Carrots And Peas With Green Mint is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the many bonus items included in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for pre-ordering on January 25, 2021. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want the latest one. Ingredients 1 …




Recipe of the Week: Chopped Beef En Casserole

The following recipe for Chopped Beef En Casserole is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book is one of the many bonus items included in the upcoming edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale on or about January 25, 2021. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want one. Ingredients 2 pounds clod of …




Recipe of the Week: Potato Turkey Stuffing

The following recipe for Potato Turkey Stuffing is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the many bonus items included in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want one. Ingredients 2 cups hot …