Over A Cup: Calling out for cabbage rolls and smoothie recipes

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Diane Prather

'Favorite Smoothie'

To make “Favorite Smoothie,” you’ll need:

• 8-ounce container of your favorite-flavored yogurt

• 12 ounces of your favorite juice

• 1 medium banana

• ½ cup frozen blueberries

• ½ cup frozen strawberries

• ½ cup frozen cherries

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

Place all of the ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker. Turn the blender to “liquefy” and blend until all fruit is pureed. Serve immediately or freeze. Makes two 8-ounce servings.

A reader recently called to see if I knew of a cabbage roll recipe that had either vinegar or lemon juice in the ingredients.

I didn’t.

The cabbage roll recipe that I use (that I keep in my head) calls for ground beef, rice, egg, salt and pepper, tomato sauce, and cabbage, of course.

So, I looked through my cookbooks but only found a recipe for “Sour Cream Cabbage Rolls.” So, what is your favorite cabbage roll recipe?

Also, last week Craig Daily Press Editor Joshua Roberts asked about smoothie recipes.

I haven’t been able to put smoothies out of my mind since — they sound delicious.

I went through my beverage file and came up with some old newspaper clippings (newspaper unknown). Among the recipes for shakes and malts was one for “Favorite Smoothie.”

I haven’t tried it, but the ingredients sound great.

(Josh, I don’t think you’ll be able to use your pan with a handle for this recipe. You may have to add a blender or smoothie maker to your kitchen utensils.)

The recipe for “Favorite Smoothie” calls for: 8 ounces of your favorite-flavored yogurt, 12 ounces of your favorite juice, 1 medium banana, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup frozen cherries and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

If you don’t have all of the ingredients, like one of the frozen fruits, I’ll bet you could double up on one of the others.

Place all of the ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker

Turn blender on “liquefy” and blend until all fruit is pureed. Serve immediately or put in freezer containers and freeze. Makes two 8-ounce servings.

Please send me your favorite smoothie recipes.

Also on the news clipping was a recipe for “Peanutty-Banana Shake.” There was a checkmark next to this recipe so apparently I have tried it at one time.

If you would like to try the shake, you will need: 1/4 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter, 1 pint vanilla ice cream, 2 cups sliced ripe bananas (approximately 3 medium), and 1/2 cup milk.

Combine the ingredients in a blender or electric mixer until smooth and thick in consistency. Pour into tall glasses and serve at once.

Note: Chocolate ice cream may be substituted for vanilla ice cream. Yield: 3 to 4 cups

So, if you have recipes for cabbage rolls, smoothies or hush puppies (from last week’s column) that you’d like to share, please send them to me at PO Box 415, Craig, CO, 81626 or call me at 824-8809.

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