The Braille Monitor                                                                                               May, 2002

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This month's recipes were submitted by the NFB of Michigan.


Mary Wurtzel
Mary Wurtzel

Enchilada Casserole

by Mary Wurtzel

Mary Wurtzel is the first lady of the NFB of Michigan. She is also a Federation leader in her own right. She says, "This recipe has the stamp of approval of our oldest son Fred, who is a Johnson-and-Wales-trained chef."



3 cups boneless chicken breast, cut in bite-size pieces

1/2 cup onion, chopped

Minced garlic to taste


1 small package tortillas, torn into bite-size pieces (the original recipe says flour, but I have used corn.)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can mild green chilies, chopped

1 can Rotel tomatoes, if desired (I don't)

Shredded cheddar cheese for topping


Method: Brown the chicken breast and onions in a small amount of oil. Add garlic to taste. Mix together with the remaining ingredients. Place in a 9-by-13-inch pan and bake at 350 degrees till bubbly (about thirty minutes). Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top and return to oven briefly to brown.


Fred Wurtzel
Fred Wurtzel


by Fred Wurtzel

Fred Wurtzel is President of the NFB of Michigan. He reports that this is a simple family recipe.



1 cup flour

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla


Method: You can vary this to accommodate the number to be served. Mix ingredients together and then fry. These are like thin crepes. For a treat we cook them in butter. Some like to roll them with cinnamon and sugar inside. Others like cottage cheese and jam--whatever suits your fancy.



Mary's Meat Loaf

by Mary Wurtzel



1 pound ground turkey

1/2 pound ground sirloin

2 cups oats (or whatever amount you like)

3 eggs

1 envelope dry onion soup mix

Add whatever veggies you like, chopped fine


Method: Combine all ingredients well and bake in a 9-by-13-inch pan for about an hour or until mixture is bubbly. Allow to stand for a few minutes before serving.



Strawberry Jell-O Salad

by Carol Curneial


Carol is the wife of the newly elected NFB of Michigan Treasurer Larry Curneial.



1 pint whipping cream

1 large package strawberry Jell-O

3 cups chopped fresh strawberries


Method: Whip the cream until it is almost stiff and gradually pour in the Jell-O granules and continue to whip. Fold in the fresh strawberries and chill until ready to eat: simply delicious.



Banana Cream Pie

by Reggie Alverado


Reggie is the Secretary of the Western Wayne County Chapter. This recipe is often brought to chapter meetings and is also auctioned at board meetings.



1 graham cracker pie crust

1 package instant banana pudding

1-3/4 cups milk

1 9-ounce tub Cool Whip

2 chopped bananas


Method: Mix together milk and pudding according to package directions. Fold in Cool Whip and add bananas. Pour mixture into crust and chill to set.


Ruth Anne Posant
Ruth Anne Posant

Grandma's Old Fashioned Butter Cookies

by Ruth Anne Posant

Ruth Anne is the daughter of Donna and Larry Posant. Donna is NFB of Michigan First Vice President.



2 cups sugar

2 sticks butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

4-1/2 cups flour


Method: Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and stir. Add rest of ingredients and mix thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes at 400 degrees. Remove to wire rack to cool.

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