Monday, July 26, 2010

Childhood Friendships and Ledge Coons Yum!

Long time childhood friendships are special. I don't have many of those because as a child we tended to move frequently.

Marc lived all his school years on Erie Street in a small town in New York state (close to the cottage) with about 40+ other kids. They were known as the Erie Street gang though they weren't a gang just a mix of girls and boys who played together (nicely on the most part I'm told).

Although many went temporarily off to college/university most of the "kids" still live in the same town. One is Marc's lawyer, another his dentist, another a plumber, another in construction, 3 brothers (who we travel with) took over their family grocery store (Jubilee) etc. Some of them are in the Elks Club and others still in their Investment Club keeping friendships and continuing weekly or monthly meetings as well.

Through the over dozen years that Marc and I have been together I have enjoyed their friendship as well. This Sunday was the Investment Club yearly picnic. The guys bring their ladies with them. We had a lovely dinner that included steak, salt potatoes, baked beans, salad, garlic bread etc. Everyone brought either an appetizer or dessert. We sat outdoors where the weather was beautiful and the lake brought in a refreshing breeze.

Marc and I made appetizers and because we had such a hard time following the directions to fold them, perhaps because of the hot day or the fact we bought store brand crescent rolls we decided its best to call them "Ledge Coons" (cottage is on Rockledge and they looked like caccoons). In any case they were delicious. The picture below is 1/2 the portion so far.....

Ledge Coons

1 pkg dry onion soup mix
1/2 lb ground beef
4 tbsp cabbage (fine, short pieces)
1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts (cut into smaller sizes)
1/2 can bean sprouts
1/2 tsp minced garlic (to taste)
1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste
you choose your dashes of cayenne pepper

2 pkgs crescent rolls

orange/ginger dipping sauce

Fry the beef, cabbage until the meet is no longer pink. Add the rest of the ingredients except the rolls. Fry gently and flavour until you like it! We add in about 1/3 cup of the dipping sauce.


Cut each crescent roll into 1/2 and place about 1 tbsp of mixture in middle and roll into a crescent roll. We slipped the ends up and across the roll. I believe you could leave them as a crescent and they would hold the mixture well.

Bake 350F for 15 minutes - lightly brown on ungreased cookie sheets.
Ready to take to the picnic.
Serve with a dipping sauce. We used orange/ginger dipping sauce by Iron Chef. The ginger gave it a nice bit of heat. Yum!


Enjoy and share with your friends too.... Judi xoxo

9 comments:

Theresa said...

YUM, I love anything made with crescent rolls:) Isn't it nice that you Honey has kept in touch with his childhood friends! Sounds like a fun day!

Enjoy your day! HUGS!

Marilyn said...

Those look so good. YUMMY. I know they were enjoyed by everyone. Marc's childhood friends are a treasure. Not many of us keep our friends that long. That is great. What a nice post and thanks for the recipe.

Julie said...

OMG...these sound devine!!! The picnic sounded really great too, with teh good weather and nice breeze! One day...hey maybe this weekend, I will make them (it's my hubbys birthday weekend)!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

These look just delicious and I think even I could make them! ;-D

Thanks so much for the recipe...I love anything with cabbage! And thanks for stopping by, Judi!

xoxo
Janie

Shelia said...

Hi Judi! Oh, your little 'coon's' look so good and sound delicious! How wonderful that Marc has these friends to get together with.
We've been gone on a cruise and just returned last night!
Hope you've been doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

debbie said...

DEAR JUDI,
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TO SEE ME. I ENJOYED THIS POST AND YOUR LITTLE COONLEDGES LOOKED DELICIOUS. I AM NOT SURE WHAT SALT POTATOES ARE?
IT IS WONDERFUL TO KEEP UP WITH CHILDHOOD FRIENDS. I HAVE NONE I GREW UP WITH. THAT IS SAD.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Judi said...

Hi Debbie

Well I don't know if its all over the states but it seems in Western New York small potatoes are sold with a little package of salt and called "salt potatoes".

They boil the potatoes with all this salt and then they are drained and butter is added into the pot and served that way.

While I have enjoyed boiled potatoes in salt with butter I was surprised when W NY actually refers to them as "salt potatoes".Yummy...either name.

Judi

SmilingSally said...

What a good idea to cut them so that they hold more good stuff!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Mmmm, those look and sound so delicious!