The Sowers of Love Quilters at Vincent United Methodist Church have compiled a cookbook in celebration of 125 years of history at the church, titled "We Sew But We Can Cook, Too."
"The Sowers of Love cookbook is dedicated to the many good cooks from Vincent and Faith families," the dedication reads, in reference to the Faith United Methodist Church on University Avenue in Minot.
"Vincent has been a church in the Minot community for 125 years," according to a brief history included with the cookbook. "Our members have served their Lord in many capacities in mission, education and service. In 2011 we have again served as a center of support for the victims of a devastating flood."
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - Linda Wade, left, and Arlene Saugstad shared some recipes from the Sowers of Love Quilters’ cookbook.
The church, it reads, has reached out to Faith United Methodist Church members as that facility was destroyed in the 2011 Souris River flood.
"Many community organizations as well as a day care currently use our facilities," the history reads. "We hope to remain a worshiping member of the Minot Christian community for years to come."
Linda Wade helped organize the cookbook and bring it into being.
"It's Vincent United Methodist Church's 125th anniversary, so we thought it would be a good time," she said.
"Another thing is our quilt group is relatively new," she said. "One of the things we do is we'd share food for our noon lunch and we would say, 'That should go in a cookbook!'"
Without wanting to name names, Wade said, "The recipe for the almond bars is worth the price of the book alone."
Several recipes stand out, she noted. One mentioned in the dedication is Lillian Wilson's chicken salad recipe.
"Lillian Wilson (is) 102 years old," it reads. "Her chicken salad recipe is a classic just as she is a classic."
Another recipe with some history to it comes from Arlene Saugstad, who celebrates her centennial this year. There's a recipe for "Arlene's Grandma's Pfeffernuesse."
A very interesting one, Wade said, is called "Beerocks."
"It's a raised bread dough, and then you mix browned hamburger and onion and seasoning," she said. "It's like a fleischkuchle but it's baked and not fried. It's like a one-hand sandwich."
Since the initial press run, Wade said, the group has already sold eight of 11 boxes. To purchase a copy, priced at $10, call 839-0937 and ask for Carolyn.
(One Hand Sandwich)
from Pat McDaniel
4 pounds ground beef
2 large heads cabbage
2 to 3 large onions
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups warm water
4 packages yeast
1 cup warm milk
8 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons sugar
8 tablespoons Crisco
4 teaspoons salt
12 to 13 cups of flour
For the filling: Brown hamburger, then add cabbage and onions. Cook until onion and cabbage are limp, but not brown. Add salt and pepper. Cool (refrigerate). For the dough: Mix and knead all ingredients 10 minutes. Let rise until double in size. Divide dough into 32 to 40 lumps. Pat round and fill with 1/4 to 1/3 cup filling. Pinch together, shape, put on greased baking sheet and let rise 20 to 25 minutes. Bake at 375 F for 20 to 25 minutes.
from Lillian Wilson
1 3-ounce package lemon Jell-O
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup diced, cooked chicken
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
1/2 cup halved green grapes
Mix lemon Jell-O with 1 cup hot water. Add 1 cup cold water and lemon juice. Chill until partially set. Next, add chicken, mayonnaise, salt almonds and grapes. Chill. Serve with a dollop of mayonnaise.
Arlene's Grandma's Pfeffernuesse
from Arlene Saugstad
1 cup shortening (part lard)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup dark syrup
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
Scant teaspoon soda in 1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 cups of white flour
Cream shortening and sugar in a bowl. Add eggs, cream and syrup. Sift flour and spices in a separate bowl. Alternately stir soda water and flour mixture into creamed mixture. Because mixture will be stiff, I use an electric mixer until I get to the flour and water, then I use a spoon. Refrigerate overnight. Grease cookie sheets. Remove dough several spoonfuls at a time. Roll into balls, then wiener shapes. With knife, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (don't cut too small). Place on cookie sheet, separating cookies. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes or until done. These cookies will be hard and coffee dunkable.
Recipes from "We Sew But We Can Cook, Too" by the Sowers of Love Quilters, available through Vincent United Methodist Church by calling 839-0937.