Sandwich Fillings

Here are a few "old fashioned" sandwich fillings, straight from a cookbook that's been in our family for many years. It looks as though it has seen many kitchens and been used by many cooks over the years. Try them out and let us know what you think.

Cream Cheese Sandwich Filling

2 small cream cheeses (or 2 - 8 ounce packages)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped pimientos
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream the cheeses until smooth, and add gradually the butter or margarine and the orange juice. When well blended together, add the pimientos, the walnuts and the salt. Mix well and spread between slices of buttered graham or oatmeal bread. This amount will make about 20 large sandwiches.

Piquant Cheese Sandwiches

3 eggs
1 cup sweet or sour cream
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon sugar
Few grains cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon mustard
4 tablespoons finely chopped green or red peppers
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons mild vinegar
1 1/2 pounds American cheese

Beat the eggs, add cream butter, sugar, cayenne pepper, mustard, and salt. Cook over boiling water until thick. Heat vinegar and add it to the cream mixture. Cook another minute. Cream or crumble cheese and add chopped peppers and enough of the dressing to make the mixture spread easily.

Savory Sandwich Filling

1/2 cup almonds
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 tablespoons chopped pickles
1 tablespoon chopped chutney
1 large cream cheese

Blanch the almonds and brown them in the oil placed in a skillet. Chop fine. Season well with salt and paprika and add the pickles and chutney. Spread either bread or crackers with cream cheese softened and sprinkle with the almond mixture. This is sufficient filling to make up one small loaf of bread in sandwiches, if the slices are cut thin.

Yum-Yum Sandwiches

1 cream cheese, or an equal quantity of cottage cheese
2 cups minced ham
White or rye bread
1 small bunch watercress

Pick the leaves from the watercress, and cream them into the cheese, together with the ham. Spread between thin slices of un-buttered bread. A little mayonnaise or French dressing may be added to this sandwich filling if desired.

Hope you enjoyed these "vintage" recipes. Some of them would be perfect for your next Tea Party. Use them as a jumping off point - update the ingredient list according to your and your families taste. And most of all, have fun with them!

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