This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
Shell and blanch fifty French chestnuts or two quarts of American chestnuts. To do this, split each nut with a knife; put on in cold water, bring to the boiling point and boil one minute. Drain, add a little butter (about 2 table-spoonfuls), stir and shake over the fire, then remove the shells and skins together. Chop the nuts fine, add 3 tablespoonfuls butter, one tablespoonful salt, 1/2 teaspoon-ful pepper, 1 tablespoonful of minced parsley, 1/2 tea-spoonful of powdered thyme and a cupful of stale whole wheat bread crumbs. Add water for moistening if necessary.
1 tablespoonful finely-minced onion 1 teaspoonful finely-minced parsley or 1/2 teaspoonful dry parsley, if convenient
Combine the ingredients and moisten to a paste with hot water. To vary this dressing add a half cupful of minced white celery leaves or stock, or moisten it with half a cupful of sifted canned tomato. Sage, thyme, or poultry seasoning may be added to taste, or a little finely-minced, left-over, cooked bacon or sausage may be added.
1/2 cupful unsweetened cooked prunes cut into bits
1 cupful English walnut or hickory nut meats
2 cupfuls soft bread crumbs 1 teaspoonful salt
1/8 teaspoonful pepper 1 tablespoonful onion, minced fine
Boiling water to moisten 1/2 teaspoonful curry powder 1/4 teaspoonful savory 1/4 teaspoonful thyme
1/4 teaspoonful marjoram
2 tablespoonfuls butter, melted
3 cupfuls fresh mashed potato 1 onion grated 3/4 cupful walnut meats 1/4 teaspoonful pepper
1 teaspoonful poultry seasoning 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls salt 1 tablespoonful butter 1/4 cupful milk 1 egg
Mix in the order given and use at once.
2 cupfuls whole wheat bread crumbs 1 cupful peanuts, chopped Salt and pepper
3 tablespoonfuls melted peanut butter 1/2 teaspoonful onion juice Few grains paprika Hot cream to moisten
Mix the ingredients in the order given.
2 1/2 cupfuls soft bread crumbs 3 tablespoonfuls melted butter or oleomargarine 1/4 teaspoonful salt 1/8 teaspoonful pepper
1 egg (if desired)
1 cupful halved and seeded
Malaga Grapes Boiling Water To Moisten
Combine the ingredients in the order given, making the stuffing rather moist.