One cup rice. Cook tender in 2 1/2 cups water. Let cool. Fill a baking-dish with alternate layers of rice and grated cheese, seasoned with pepper, salt, and butter. Pour on milk to cover Bake 20 or 30 minutes.
A delicious breakfast dish. Take a pint of Italian macaroni broken into inch pieces. Put into a gallon of boiling water, and let boil 20 minutes; drain in a colander; put in a basin or pudding-dish, with 3 pints of milk, season with butter, pepper, and salt, and bake 30 minutes.
Break 1/2 pound macaroni into inch pieces and put into a saucepan of boiling water and boil 20 minutes; add a little salt while boiling; drain, and put into a well-buttered dish *19 in layers, with plenty of grated cheese sprinkled over each layer, with pepper to suit taste, and bits of butter. When the dish is full, pour over half a cup of good milk or cream. Bake half an hour, and serve in the baking-dish.
Mrs. S. C. Raggio, Chicago.
One-half cup dried mushrooms. Fill up the cup with water. Let soak 2 or 3 hours. Then take 1 pound macaroni, break up and put to cook in a gallon of boiling salted water. Boil from 20 to 30 minutes. Drain well when done. While the macaroni is cooking, take 3 slices of bacon and fry. Remove, and put a chopped onion in the gravy, and fry. Take out, and put in 2 spoons tomato catsup or canned tomatoes, then pour in the mushrooms and let simmer 15 minutes on back of Stove. Take a large platter and on it grate a layer of cheese. On this put a layer of macaroni, then a layer of mushrooms, alternate until all are used. Serve hot.