Heartland Meatballs And Cabbage, Blue Meringue Pie, Iced Chai Recipe

Blue Meringue Pie Recipe

  • 1 (9-inch) baked pie shell
  • 1 can blueberry pie filling

Heat blueberry pie filling over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Pour into pie shell. When cool, top with Blue Meringue.

  • Blue Meringue
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 drops blue food color
  • 2 drops red food color

Description :

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Sprinkle cream of tartar over egg whites. Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually beat in the sugar, vanilla extract, and red food coloring. Continue beating until stiff and glossy. Spread over pie and brown in the oven.

Iced Chai Recipe

  • 7 cups water
  • 3 Darjeeling tea bags
  • 4 thin slices fresh ginger
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons honey

Description :

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add tea, ginger, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and bay leaves. Simmer for 5 minutes, adding milk near the end of the simmering time.
Stir in honey. Remove from heat, cover, and steep for 3 minutes. Strain through a sieve to remove spices. Chill.
Serve over ice.
Makes 1 quart.

Heartland Meatballs and Cabbage Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup fine cracker crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium head cabbage
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can tomato soup
  • 1 can water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 thin slices of lemon

Description :

Combine ground chuck, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cracker crumbs and eggs, and mix well. Form into 12 balls and set aside.
Separate cabbage leaves. Place 1/3 of leaves loosely at bottom of the casserole dish. Put 6 meatballs on cabbage, then another layer of leaves, remainder of meatballs, and top with remaining cabbage. Cover all with tomato soup and water. Sprinkle top with sugar and lemon slices. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours, adding more water if necessary. Remove lemon slices before serving.
Makes 6 servings.