Scalloped Corn

Ingredients:scalloped corn
• 2 (15 ounce) cans creamed corn
• 1 (15 ounce) can sweet corn, drained
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup crushed saltine crackers
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1/2 teaspoon paprika
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
• Butter  the casserole dish.
• In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the creamed corn, eggs, 1/4 cup of the melted butter and 1/2 of the cracker crumbs.
• Pour mixture in into the prepared dish.
• In a small bowl, mix the remaining melted butter, cracker crumbs, paprika and pepper.
• Sprinkle crumb topping over the casserole.
• Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, until topping browns slightly and corn is bubbly around the edges.

Rib Roast

Ingredients:prime-rib-roast
• 1 (5-pound) standing rib roast
• 1 TB spoon salt
• 1/4 TB spoon pepper
• 1/4 TB spoon garlic powder

Directions:
• Mix the spices in a small bowl.
• Allow roast to stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
• Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.
• Rub roast with spices; place roast on a rack in the pan with the rib side down and the fatty side up.
• Roast for 1 hour.
• Turn off oven.
• Leave roast in oven but do not open oven door for 3 hours.
• About 30 to 40 minutes before serving time, turn oven to 375 degrees F and reheat the roast.

Important: Do not remove roast or re-open the oven door from time roast is put in until ready to serve.

Temperatures for Roast
Rib Roast Doneness Remove from Oven at this Temperature Final Cooked Temperature
Rare 130 to 135°F 130 to 140°F
Medium Rare 140°F 145°F
Medium 155°F 160°F
Well Done 165°F 170°F

Maslenitsa – Ма́сленица

French-CrepesMaslenitsa is the Russian Sun Festival – a celebration of the end of winter chills and the start of Spring, of warmth,
of hope, of growth.

Maslenitsa is the last week before the onset of Great Lent. During the week of Maslenitsa, meat is already forbidden to Orthodox Christians, and it is the last week during which milk, cheese and other dairy products are permitted, leading to its name of “Cheese-fare week” (Russian: сыропустная неделя) or “Pancake week”. During Lent, meat, fish, dairy products and eggs are forbidden. Furthermore, Lent also excludes parties, secular music, dancing and other distractions from the spiritual life. Thus, Maslenitsa represents the last chance to partake of dairy products and those social activities that are not appropriate during the more prayerful, sober and introspective Lenten season.

Nicholas' BliniThe most characteristic food of Maslenitsa is bliny (pancakes or crepes). Round and golden, they are made from the rich foods still allowed by the Orthodox tradition that week: butter, eggs and milk. During pagan times, the round and golden shape and color signified praise to the Sun because of pancakes’ resemblance to it.

Maslenitsa activities also include snowball fights, sledding, riding on swings and plenty of sleigh rides. Each day of Maslenitsa has its traditional activity: one day for sleigh-riding, another for the sons-in-law to visit their parents-in-law, another day for visiting the godparents, etc.

Celebrate Maslenitsa with One World Cafe:

Russian Blini #1

Russian Blini #2

Grandma’s Blini

French Crepes

Nicholas’ Blini

Caribbean Pancakes

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

Pancakes

Oladiki (Russian Pancakes)

Blueberry Pancakes

Ricotta Cheese Pancakes

Hot Cakes

Apple Pancakes

Kefir Pancakes

Pear Pancakes

Ricotta Cheese Potato Pancakes

German Apple Pancake

Zucchini Pancakes

Russian Zucchini Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients:cranberry sauce
8 oz fresh cranberries, washed and dried
• 1/3 cup 100% pomegranate juice
• 7 TB spoons sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon allspice
• 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions:
• In a medium pot, combine the cranberries, sugar and pomegranate juice.
• Stir to blend.
• Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
• Reduce to a simmer and add the allspice and nutmeg.
•  Stir to blend and simmer for an additional 5 to 7 minutes.
• Some of the cranberries will burst and some will remain whole.
• Cool before serving