A Recipe For Christmas Spirit

The past week or so I have been in a rather  down mood.  Sitting on the couch after work one day recently I was giving serious consideration to cancelling our annual carol sing event etc.  Today I remembered that I had ground beef in the fridge that would be wasted if I didn’t use it up.   I fried it up and added the fruit and spices that my husband had picked up for me.  As it started to cook up, I found myself tapping my toe and whistling a Christmas carol.  This is the recipe I was cooking! 

Mince Meat

1 ½ lbs ground beef  (fried and drained)                                       1 can apple sauce
4 grated apples                                                                                         1 pkg currants
1 pkg raisins                                                                                               8 oz citron
8 oz mixed fruit                                                                                          ½ c butter
1 c brown sugar                                                                                        ¾ c cider vinegar
cloves                                                                                                            cinnamon
nutmeg                                                                                                         ginger
all-spice                                                                                                       salt
1 c molasses

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