I’ve Been Published in the Lutheran Church Ladies’ Cookbook

For my cooking challenge this past weekend, I wanted to stick with the comfort food theme (even though it was an unseasonably warm day, a record setting 85°). We grilled pork ribs and I grabbed one of my cookbooks, Recipes & Remembrances; Women of First Lutheran Church, Britton, South Dakota, 125 Years. This book was published in 2011 and was given to me by Kip’s mother, Marlene. I wanted to find a recipe for a comfort food side dish that would go well with the ribs. I was thinking scalloped potatoes but couldn’t find that so I landed on Swiss Cheese Potatoes.

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I decided to look up Marlene’s name in the index and there it was! She contributed eight recipes to this addition. Most were familiar to me as I have enjoyed those foods over the years: Crab Salad, Duck Breast, 24 Hour Cole Slaw, Depepe (Frog Eye) Salad, and Harvard Beets. But one recipe was very familiar, Sauerkraut Soup. That was a recipe I shared with Marlene that I crafted based on sauerkraut soup I enjoyed on a trip to Prague, Czech Republic. I was honored that she thought it worthy for inclusion in the First Lutheran Church Ladies’ Cookbook.

A nice thing about church ladies’ recipes is they are generally simple and easy to follow. Not a lot of fancy items or a long list of ingredients. This held true for Swiss Cheese Potatoes.

Dice the potatoes.

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Add chopped onion, olive oil, garlic powder, garlic salt, onion powder, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and mix.

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Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes at 375°.

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Top with Swiss cheese during the last few minutes.

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Get your husband to grill the ribs to perfection.

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And you have an easy and delicious side dish to accompany your ribs.

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Oh, and it didn’t hurt that this day we hit a record setting 85° possibly being the last warm day of our grilling season.

So, dig out that church ladies’ cookbook your grandmother or auntie gave you and give it a chance!

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2 comments

  1. Kathleen · October 14, 2015

    Cheese is my favorite food group!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dan Rice · October 14, 2015

    This looks delicious. What a great way to add a side dish to an 85 degree day!

    Liked by 1 person

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