Friday, May 12, 2006

Mama's Scrapple

2 cups cooked meat, ground
1 quart water
1-1/2 cups corn meal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sage

Combine ground cooked meat and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook together for five minutes. Slowly add cornmeal, salt, and sage, stirring constantly, and cook until thick. Pour into a loaf pan to cool. Store in refrigerator.

To use the scrapple, slice about 1/2 inch thick and fry in bacon grease. Brown both sides. Serve hot.

My mother, Doris Hill, collected this recipe and handwrote it on a card for her files. I don't remember eating scrapple when I was a kid. This recipe sounds like something she and my dad would have remembered eating as children. I think the meat in scrapple was usually pork.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)