Monday, January 30, 2023

A Make Your Momma’s Recipe Party


We put an interesting twist on our MSU basketball watch party yesterday.  It was decided that the dish everyone would bring to share would be something our mothers made in the 60’s or 70’s.  It was a stroll down memory lane and the fun part was hearing everyone’s stories. We enjoyed sloppy joe’s, deviled eggs, homemade mac and cheese, strawberry pretzel jello salad, iceberg lettuce salad and three bean salad. Desserts were peanut butter cookies and a decadent chocolate cake.

I brought an appetizer that my mother always made at Christmas using the gold standard of the 70’s - Velvetta cheese.  It is a recipe I had forgotten about, but still delicious.  It was fun to go back in time with some of these classic dishes which may not fit into today’s healthier eating, but have that comfort food factor. When was the last time you had any kind of jello dish?  It’s been awhile for me, but reminded me so much of childhood pot lucks when there was always one or two on the table.  

The basketball game was a loss for MSU, but the party food theme was a win that everyone had fun with.

What would be the dish you would bring?

My Mother’s Party Browns

1 package party rye bread

1 lb ground beef

1/2 lb hot sausage

3/4 lb velvetta cheese, cubed

2 T oregeno

2 T Worcestershire Sauce

Salt and Pepper

Brown ground beef and sausage.  Add cheese and seasonings.  Put bread on a cookie sheet and top with meat mixture.  Bake in 350 degree oven 12-14 minutes or until bread is slightly crispy.  Makes about 3 dozen.


  1. What a great idea for a party!! oh, I can think of so many dishes I would love to revisit from my mom's days!!! Just may have to do this for my next gal pal gathering!!

  2. What a fun idea! I have a few I'd pull out for that!

    1. Something fun to think about and remember our Mothers cooking in the kitchen.

  3. My mom didn’t cook so I have a tough time Bringing something that she made. But I have a collection of my own. Sounds like a fun time

    1. You can also just pick a decade to make recipes from. Like I said velvetta was in a lot of recipes in the 70’s.

  4. Sounds like fun! I was recently thinking about a party appetizer my mom used to make that we called cheese boxes. I saw the recipe on Southern Living this week, they had another name for it, but it made me want to try them again.

    1. It’s fun to look back. And, I love the recipe cards with my mothers’s handwriting.


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