Mulligatawny Soup

8  servings

  • 2 T. butter (1/4 stick)
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 4 t. curry powder
  • 2 small green apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced green pepper
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 ½ cups chicken stock or canned low-salt broth
  • 1 16 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 t. fresh lemon juice1
  • 1 ½ t. sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, diced
  • 3 T. chopped fresh parsley

Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion and curry and sauté until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.  Mix in apples, carrot, celery and bell pepper and sauté 5 minutes.  Mix in flour.  Stir 1 minute.  Gradually mix in stock, then tomatoes with their juices, rice, lemon juice, sugar and cloves.  Bring to boil, stirring frequently.  Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.  Add cream and chicken and simmer 10 minutes.  Ladle soup into bowls.  Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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Apple Cake

Old family favorite.  Not sure where it came from originally.  I love the frosting.

  • -2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 2 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 cups diced apples
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Cream sugar and eggs together.  Add dry ingredients and mix.  Add vanilla, oil, apples and nuts.  Pour batter in greased 9 x 13 pan.  Bake for 45 -55 minutes in a 350 oven.

Topping

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 T. butter
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese
  • salt and vanilla