Various Recipes

Glop (A favorite recipe at St. Eugene’s Camp in California. Great as leftovers.!) (top)

Ingredients per six people: 3 lbs. ground meat, 2 cans of undiluted cream of mushroom soup, 1 can stewed tomatoes, lbs. Pasta (your choice), ½ big block Velveeta Cheese (for large batches add to taste), ½ onion, 1 clove garlic, and assorted spices. Chop onion and garlic and throw into large pot, add meat, and spices (whatever you like). After meat is cooked, add soup and tomatoes. Cook 15-20 min. Cook pasta. Cut Velveeta cheese into pieces and add to meat. Drain pasta and throw into meat and mix. Serve with salad and French bread.

Summer Slumgullion (top)

This recipe makes approximately three quarts.

1 12 oz. Roll of Jimmy Dean

Original Sausage (or equivalent)

1 lb. Ground beef or ground turkey

2 15 oz cans of Veg-All

2 15 oz cans of Kidney Beans (light or dark)

1 28 oz. Can of crushed tomatoes.

Fry and crumble sausage and ground meat until pink is gone, but do not brown. In a large pot combine all canned ingredients. Add cooked meat. Cook over low heat for about an hour. Service with French bread or crackers.

Pretzels – The Prayer Bread (top)

Years ago, since Christians did not eat certain foods during the Lenten season (meat, milk, and eggs), and most bread recipes used milk and eggs Christian bakers had to find some other way to make this important diet staple. The result was pretzels. Flour, salt, and water combined to make the dough, which was rolled out, and the shaped to resemble two arms in prayer. The German name for the bread was “brezel,” which became “pretzel” in English. These snacks of our day are still a reminder of Lent as a season of deep and frequent prayer.

Homemade Pretzels (top)

1 envelope yeast

1 ½ cups warm water

1 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon sugar

4 cups flour


  • Preheat oven to 425˚F
  • In a large bowl soften the yeast in warm water.
  • Add the flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well until the dough forms a ball.
  • Place the dough on a floured board and knead for 5 minutes.
  • Make 16-20 equal balls. Roll into a long rope about 18 inches long.
  • Twist into a pretzel-first make a “U” shape, put right “arm” over left “arm” (as we cross our arms when we go to communion). Pull top ends down to the bottom of the “U’ forming the pretzel.
  • Lay on greased cookie sheet, brush with little oil, and sprinkle on the salt. Put in oven for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on rack and enjoy.


--Sonja Harvischak, Campbell, Ohio.

Gutter Sundays (top)

Youth group will enjoy eating ice cream Sundays out of ordinary house gutters. You will need to purchase these gutters and have them cut to size. (Approx. 3-4 ft. will suffice) The youth will need to share each gutter.

Fill the cutters with ice cream.

Have available different ice cream toppings like hot fudge, nuts, and candy sprinkles.

Tell the youth to dig in.

It is possible that the older youth will find this activity gross, since they are eating out of something just a bit strange and also because they are sharing a gutter. From testing out this activity, the younger campers loved it while the older campers found that this was just a little bit too much for them. Have some extra plates available for them and have your cameras ready for some exciting pictures.

--Kathy Ozerov, St. Peter the Aleut Camp, Texas