the assorted works of G. H. Spaulding


Wives' famous deployment recipes



An introductory word from Marta Heffner, who suggested this web page:

Hi,  While you guys were away on deployment, we wives had some pretty good parties.  As a result of all this, I still have a lot of recipes that I use and I think of the friends and the meals we shared each time I pull one out of my recipe box.  There are a few recipes I still have yet to obtain--the first being Judy McGroarty's lasagna recipe! JUDY!!!  I'll bet some of the rest of you have a few good classics and if you want to share them, bring them along to the reunion or better yet, just email them to Gerry and he'll post them on this web page. I'll start with one from Sylvia Gibson --Valapenda Salenka  (and I am not sure of the spelling--great Chicken casserole recipe).


Valapenda Salenka

1 large hen
2 green peppers chopped
1 1/2 sticks margarine
2 12oz. packages spaghetti
1 lg can english peas
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes (can use the hot ones with peppers)
1 sm. can pimento chopped
3 c velveta cheese
2 lg onions

Cover hen with water and cook for 3-4 hours until meat falls off bone.  Save broth.  Remove meat, cool.  Saute pepper, onions in margarine on low heat 45 minutes.  Cook spaghetti in broth.  Add water if necessary. do not drain spaghetti.  When tender, add cheese and melt.  Add onions, peppers, tomatoes, peas and pimentos, chopped chicken.  Mix well, pour into casserole dish and bake until crispy.  Can freeze.

From a 2006 perspective, (I am a nurse practitioner helping people lower their cholesterol!!), l probably would make substitutions but hey, that was when we were young, slim and able to burn calories the same way we drank--easy and fast!!


 Bye, Marta










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