As the Holidays draw nearer, LeFantome wants to share some of his traditional holiday favorites. 
I will try to get some recipes from appetizers to deserts!

Chocolate Covered Cherries, LeFantome's Uncooked FruitCake, Texas Pralines, Sugar Cookies.

Le Fantome's Dip for Chips

1 tin "deviled" Ham (no jokes Please) 1 pt. sour cream 2 TB minced onion,soaked in a bit of water 2 TB catsup 1 TB parsley flakes 1 tsp garlic salt 2 TB worchester sauce bacon bits to taste hickory smoke to taste optional: red pepper flakes barbeque sauce poppy seeds Mix all together and chill! Adjust seasoning to taste!

Raoul's Cheesy Slaw

1/2 chopped cabbage equal parts of mayo and Velvetta 1/4 cup bacon bits or more 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup chopped carrot, onion, cucumber, parsley or whatever! Mix the mayo and the velvetta and stir in the veggies and fruit. Mix the whole thing with the hand chopped cabbage and chill and serve. Cheesy like Raoul!

Honey Mustard Dressing

3 TB honey 3 TB prepared mustard (Dijon or regular) 1 cup mayonaise 1 TB fresh lime juice

Mix and chill and serve with salad greens or pour over Raoul's HEAD!

Texas Ranch Dressing

2 cups mayonaise 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp Accént 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder or salt 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley flakes 1 tsp oregano 1/8 tsp celery flakes 1 tsp dried chives bacon bits if desired Mix chill and serve with salad greens! Great with fried zuchinni or fried cheese!

Gourmet    Meals    for    the    Holidays

LeFantome's Beef Strognoff

2 lb. lean beef cubes 1/2 lb butter 1 diced onion 1 green pepper, diced 1 cup diced mushrooms 3 TB red wine vinegar dash Tabasco (BIG DASH for me!) 1 TB Worchester 1-2 chopped garlic cloves 1 TB garlic salt 1 cup whipping cream 1 cup sour cream Rice boiled 1:1 with beef consommé 2 TB flour

Sauté beef in butter till brown. Add worchester, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic and saute till soft. Add the remainer of the seasonings. Cook on low until meat is tender. (Crock pot about 3 hours) When all is softened add the creams and wine vinegar and cook another 20 minutes. Cook rice with half beef consomme and H2O until done. Serve the strognoff over the rice. 4 Hearty servings or more.

Angélique's Swedish Meatballs

2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 cup milk 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 3 TB butter 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tsp dill weed 1 lb chuck & 1/4 lb ground pork 3/4 tsp dill weed 1/4 tsp allspice 1/8 tsp nutmeg & carmedon 3 TB flour 1/8 tsp pepper can beef broth 1/2 cup half and half Note; can use evaporated milk for the half and half.

Combine eggs, milk, bread crumbs. Add sauteed onion cooked in the butter. Add the meats, salt and 1 tsp dill weed along with the rest of the seasonings. Whip with ole tyme beater if ya got one. Chill 1 hour. Shape into little meatballs and brown. Remove meatballs to a 2 qt cassarole after ya pour off the drippings partically but add to the leftover drippings 2 TB flour, salt and pepper and add the beef broth. Add cream and 3/4 tsp dill weed. Cook till thickened slightly. Pour over the meatballs and bake at 375 F for 30 minutes. Serve and love it! Ya might ought to double this one the next time!!

Raoul's Cheesy Kiev

4 double breasted chicken breasts, boned and skinned like that worm Raoul! 1/4 cup butter 3 oz creame cheese 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp each: minced onion, salad herbs, lemon pepper 2 eggs beaten with 1 TB water and 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup flour 1 cup dry bread crumbs Crisco

Cream the butter, cheese, salt, onion and herbs & lemon pepper. Place in freezer. Skin and bone the breasts and flatten them between wax paper with a rolling pin like Christine gets after me! Divide the cheese into 8 balls. Place a spoon full on the widest part of the the breast and roll up folding the end in to hold the filling. Fasten with toothpicks. Dip in flour, then egg mixture then crumbs and fry in Crisco shortening at about 350 F. Makes 8 wonderful dishes!

Paris Opera House Easy Chicken

4 boneless chicken breasts Juice of 2 lemons 1 cup of el cheapo White wine 1/2 stick butter, melted 2 pkg of that fast food fish places malt vinegar a shot glass of olive oil 1 tsp or so of the following: dryhot mustard, garlic powder thyme, oregano, marijoam

Mix all ingredients and pour over the chicken in a Pyrex dish or baking pan. Bake covered at 400 F for 45 minutes. Turn often. Uncover and let brown in broiler for 10 minutes or until brown on top. Wonderful Wonderful!

LeFantome's    Veggies    and    Bread    Stuff

In this section are a few go-with the festive occasions of the holidays!  ENJOY!

Christmas Traditional Dressing/Stuffing

Pan of Jiffy cornbread made up 4 cups dry bread crumbs 2 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped parsley 1 cup oatmeal medium can pimentos, chopped medium onion chopped 1 tsp pepper salt to taste 1/2 or more tsp sage 1-2 beaten eggs 1 cup chicken broth about 1 cup milk to consistency

Mix all ingredients and bake in turkey or in dish covered for 30 minutes at 350F. Serves 8-10 phanphans.

Hoppin' John (New Year's Treat)

1 lb dry black-eyed peas 3 pts cold water 1/2 lb sliced bacon 1 tsp or more Tabasco 1/2 tsp salt 2 TB bacon fat 2 onions, chopped 1/1/2 c boiling water 1 c uncooked long grain rice

Cover black-eyes with cold water. Soak overnight. Drain. Add sauteed bacon cut up to peas along with Tabasco® and salt. Meanwhile back at the cave, cook onions in bacon fat until yellow. Add to peas along with rice and boiling water. Cook unti rice is tender and liquid is absorbed (about 20-25 minutes) stirring occasionally! Brings good luck if eaten right after Midnight on New Years Day!

Old South Sweet Pototo Pone

6 med. sweet potatoes, cooked and diced 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup real butter 3 beaten eggs 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp allspice 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cloves 2 cups milk or egg nog 12 oz box white or regular raisens Melt butter and mix into sugar . Add the spices and eggs. put in milk raisens and layer the taters in a square dish and pour the sauce over it. Bake in a 350° oven for 30-45 minutes till set. May use canned yams if you want to whup it up in a hurry....

Spanish Rice for any Occasion

8 slices bacon, cooked 1 cup chopped onion 1 chopped green pepper 1 lb can tomatoes 1 cup water 1/2 cup chili sauce 1 cup uncooked long grain rice 1 tsp salt 1 tsp brown sugar 1/2 tsp Worchester dash pepper

Fry up the bacon. Crumble. Cook onion and greeen pepper in part of the bacon fat. Add can of tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients and cook covered for 35-40 minutes or until the rice is tender. Put the bacon over the top! Enjoy. I have looked a long time for a good spanish rice recipe and this a a good one!

Potatoes with Lemon Herbs

1/4 cup olive oil 3 TB butter or oleo 3 large potatoes or more diced salt and pepper 3 TB grated lemon 2 TB parsley 1 TB garlic, chopped basil to taste about tsp Fry diced potatoes in olive oil and butter till browned. Put into dish and add the remainer of the ingredients and toss. That IT! Simply huh????

Deviled EGGS

12-18 hard boiled eggs peeled and cut in half 2 TB bacon bits 3 TB sweet pickle relish 1 tsp Worchester 2 TB parley flakes 1 tsp garlic salt 1/2 tsp pepper 2 TB minced onion, soaked in a bit of water,optinal 1/2 cup thousand island or mayonaise paprika

Pop out the little yokes and screunch them up and mush them! Add the seasonings and the veggies and bacon bit EXCEPT the paprika and stuff the filling into the holes created when ya popped out the yokes! Sprinkle the whole thing with paprika. Make 2 time the number of eggs you cooked!

Texas Hushpuppies

2 cups cornmeal 1 cup flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp soda 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp Accént 1 onion, chopped 1 tsp poultry seasoning 1/4 parsley flakes 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 TB butter melted

Combine all ingredients. Chill for 1 hour Drop in 1 inch balls into 350 pot of boiling shortening and fry till golden brown. The mix keeps several days in the fridge.

LeFantome    Goodies    and    Yummies

Here they are! LeFantome's Sweets and things to fatten ya up!  I have no idea what the calorie counts are and do I care? first up, Mexican pralines!  

Mexican Microwave Pralines!

1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 1 TB butter 1 TB corn syrup (white) 5 TB water 1/2 lb pecans 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine sugars, corn syrup, butter, cinnamon and water. put into a Pyrex bowl and cook 7 minutes on medium, stirring twice. {Note: on a stove cook till soft ball or 238F} Remove from oven or heat and beat till mixture holds it's shape when dropped from a spoon onto waxed paper. You can add the nuts before or after dropping. YUM!

White Fudge

2 cups sugar 2/3 cream, milk or water 1 tsp vanilla 2 TB light corn syrup 2 TB butter dash salt

Cook sugar, liquids, syrup to 240F or soft ball. Add extract and cool. Beat until creamy and mixture loses the shine. Pour into buttered square pan. YUM YUM

Chocolate Covered Cherries or Whatever!

2 or more lbs powered sugar 1 can Eagle Brand® milk 1 1/2 cups coconut 2 1/2 lbs fine pecans 2 TB vanilla 1/2 oleo (room temp) 3 jars (10 oz) cherries or whatever fruit ya want 1 large and 1 small package of chocolate chips 1 cake parrifin wax

Knead by HAND powered sugar, milk, coconut, finely chopped pecans vanilla, margarine until it forms a big ball. Pinch off a bit to form a 1 1/2 inch circle and squsch with your hand to form it. Wrap it around the cherry or the strawberry or whatever. Now powder your hands with the powdered sugar. Wrap all the cherries until the dough is used up. Chill overnight. Next day, in a double boiler melt the chocolate and parrafin. Using a toothpick to dip insert into the balls and dip into the chocolate.Set on wax papered cookie sheets to chill. May need to double dip some of them. Makes a bunch! It's a pain to make but ty are oh soooooo good! YUM YUM YUM! The following came from the Old South TeaRoom in Vicksburg, Mississippi a number of years ago. It was my wife's favorite desert!

Old South Tea Room Cheesecake

2 1/2 lbs cream cheese, softened 1 3/4 cups sugar 3 TB flour 1 1/2 tsp each orange and lemon rind grated 1/2 tsp vanilla 5 eggs 2 extra egg yokes 1/4 heavy cream graham cracker crust

Mix and cook in a graham or other cookie shell in a hot oven at 500F for 12-15 minutes. Turn down the heat to 200F for 1 hour. Cool before cutting and adding whatever topping you desire if you desire a topping. YUM YUM YUM YUM! Now webbuddies, this next is a Family secret and I am going to distribute it to the WORLD! It is an uncooked FRUITCAKE! OK, I SEE YOU HEADING FOR THE DELETE BUTTON! TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT!

LeFantome's MAGIC Fruitcake

Note: for Xmas make this by NOVEMBER 15!

2 lbs graham crackers, crushed fine 1 cup brown sugar 2 cans Eagle Brand® milk 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cocoa 1 tsp nutmeg and allspice 1 pkg. each candied fruit types cherries pinapple etc. 2 wine glasses of sweet port 1 wine glass Myer's Rum 1 wine glass of good bourbon or brandy 1-2 cups nuts, pecans, walnut etc.

MIX WITH YA HANDS! That's right, your hands! I know it's sticky but put it all in a big container and get with it! When it is smooth after all that squeshing through those little pinkies then put it into whatever containers you have around lined with WAX PAPER! Cover all sides with wax paper. Including the top! Store at least 1 count me (ONE) month laying around the house. Not the fridge, the air! Remove the wax paper and serve! DO NOT COOk! LeFantome will come get you if you do! Yeah and don't burn off the booze either! It will evaporate the alcohol...a little.

Dee's Red Hot Xmas Jello

10 oz pkg. Red Hots candy 2 boxes Cherry Jello 3 cups hot water 2 cups applesauce Melt redhots in hot water, add Jello and when disolved add applesauce. Pour 1/2 or mixture in large baking dish and chill till stiff. THEN mix: 3 oz cream cheese 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 mayonaise spred this over the cooled Jello! Then add the remaining jello and chill.....YUM....

Dee's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

2 cups pretzels, crushed 3/4 oleo, melted 3 TB sugar 1- 8 oz pkg cream cheese 3/4 Sugar 1 - 8 oz pkg Cool Whip 2 -10 pkg frozen strawberries 2 cups hot water 1 13 oz can crushed pineapple 1 6 oz pkg strawberry Jello Let frozen strawberries set in fridge for an hour before opening. Mix melted oleo and crushed pretzels and 3 Tb sugar. Press all but 1/3 cups in a 9x13 pan. Bake at 400 F for 5 minutes. Beat cream cheese, 3/4 of sugar and fold in cool whip. Spread this on the cooled crust. Dissolve the jello in the hot water and add still frozen strawberries and stir till thawed. Add crushed pineapple to Jello mixture and pour over the cream cheese in pan. Sprinkle the reserved pretzel topping over all and refrigerate until set.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 stiks of butter pinch of salt 2/1/2 cups brown sugar 6 cups flour or bread flour 2 eggs 20 oz choc chips (Gillarldi) dash vanilla 1/2 TB baking soda

With HANDS combine butter salt, brown sugar, flour. Then add the eggs, vanilla, and soda and chips. You can add some nuts if you want em...tooo.Chill. Roll into 1 inch balls and cook in 325°F oven for 14 minutes.....and eat before I get to them.....


1 pkg instant Vanilla pudding 1 1/2 cup milk 1/2 tub prepared Dream whip 6 tb butter 3/4 cup sifted flour 3 TB milk 3 eggs 2 tb butter 2 squares unsweetened chocolate 1/1/2 cup powered sugar dash salt 3/4 cup water Filling--- Make pudding with 11/2 cups milk and chill and fold in dream whip Shells--- Bring 6 tb butter and water to a boil. Rapidly stir in flour and Cook 2 minutes till it leaves the sides of the pan stirring rapidly. Turn off the heat and beat eggs in, one at a time. Beat until satinly. Form 5" by 1" strips of dough with a spoon on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 425 F for 20 minutes and then turn down to 350 for 30 minutes. Cool Cut off top of shell and fill with pudding. Glaze----Melt chocolate with 2 tb butter blend in powered sugar with 3 tb milk. Spread on eclairs. That's it, Enjoy the HOLIDAYS!

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