Mid-Morning Recipes

Lynne's No-Fail Salisbury Steak With Mushroom-Onion Gravy
1 envelope {from a 2-ounce box of 2} onion soup mix
2 cups of water
1 1/2 pounds ground beef round
1/4 cup lightly packed parsley chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 large, mild onion, peeled, halved and sliced
12 ounces cremini mushrooms or white mushrooms, stems trimmed, thinly sliced (3 1/2-4 cups)
1 beef bouillon cube
Mix 2 tablespoons of the soup mix and 1/4 cup of the water in a large bowl. Add beef and parsley and mix with hands until blended. Shape into four oval patties, about 5 inches long and 2/3 inch thick.
Coat patties with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the flour. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties and cook about 10 minutes, turning once, until crusty and no longer pink in the middle. Remove to a plate and cover to keep warm.
Add onion, mushrooms and 1/4 cup water to drippings in skillet. Stir with a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom. Reduce heart to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion and mushrooms are soft, about 10 minutes.
Mix remaining soup mix, 1 1/2 cups water and 2 1/2 tablespoons flour in a bowl. Stir into mushroom mixture, adding bouillon cube and bringing to a boil. Cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Return patties to skillet and turn to coat with gravy. Remove to plates or a platter. Serve with remaining gravy.
Bekah's No-Fail Broccoli Salad
1 large bunch of fresh broccoli
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped onion
10 slices bacon - cooked and crumbled
sunflower seeds (optional)
1/2 cup Miracle Whip
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon vinegar

Chop broccoli and onion; mix together. About four hours before serving, mix the Miracle Whip, sugar, and vinegar, pour over broccoli and onion. Immediately before serving, add bacon, sunflower seeds and raisins.