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Three Excellent First Courses



3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 cup Swiss cheese, grated
1 can French fried onion rings
8 slices crumbled bacon
1 baked 9 inch pie shell

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first six ingredients. Pour in pie
shell and crumble bacon on top. Bake 1/2 hour.


1 can artichoke hearts,chopped
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Mix mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese in equal parts. Mix ingredients and
spread in 9 x 13 inch baking dish (similar to brownies). Bake at 375 degrees
for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve as is with crackers.


Yield: 20 cups

1 large onion, finely chopped
3 large cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup barley ,washed
1 cup small white beans plus 1 cup water, cooked in microwave on high 8
minutes ( or cover with cold water , soak 1 to 2 hours or overnight and
3 1/2 quarts water or defatted chicken broth
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
3 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 bay leaves
1 parsnip diced
1 turnip diced
6 carrots, cut in 3/4 inch slices
6 stalks celery, cut in 1/2 inch slices
1 leek(white part only), thinly sliced
2 zucchini, cut in 1/4 inch slices
2 summer squash, cut in 1/4 inch slices
2 crookneck squash, cut in 1/4 inch slices
1 russet potato, diced
1 cup coarsely shredded cabbage
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peas
6 fresh mushrooms, cut in 1/4 inch slices
1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

Saute the onion and garlic in an 8 quart saucepan for 3 minutes. Add
the barley, beans, water, tomatoes, thyme, pepper flakes, and bay leaves.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes,stirring occasionally.

Add the parsnips, turnips, carrots, celery, and leek and simmer 20
minutes. Add the squashes, potato, cabbage, peas, and mushrooms and simmer 20
minutes. Add the parsley and heat 5 minutes.

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