1920's Dinner and A Murder Recipes

Mystery Soup

Yield: 8 servings

1 Onion,large,chopped
1 lb Mushrooms,sliced
1 Butter stick
1/3 c Flour
2 qt Chicken broth
2 c Canned pumpkin* (not pie filling)
2 c Light cream
3T Honey
2 t Nutmeg

In a large soup pot, saute onion and mushrooms in butter for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in flour. Add chicken broth and pumpkin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in cream, honey, nutmeg and serve.

OPTIONAL GARNISH: Sprinkle with croutons or crispy chinese noodles and Parmesan cheese.

Death by Chocolate Cake

This recipe is a wonderful, rich and decadent experience & oh so easy to make. It is a HUGE hit at our murder mystery parties. People just rave about it.

Makes 1 - punch bowl (16 servings).

1 (19.8 ounce) package brownie mix
2 (3.9 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
1 (16 ounce) package frozen whipped topping, thawed
3 (1.4 ounce) bars chocolate covered English toffee

Prepare brownies according to package directions. Let cool.
Mix pudding according to package directions.

In a glass punch bowl, layer in the following order:

1/2 of the brownie, crumbled; 1/2 of the pudding; 1 toffee bar, crushed; 1/2 of the whipped topping.

Repeat layers in the same order. Save the last toffee bar to crumble and sprinkle on top before serving.

Refrigerate. Best if made the day before you serve it.

Murderous Meatballs (Crockpot Recipe)

1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 pound chop meat
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg
Season to taste (garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, etc.)
1 cup mozzarella cheese (optional)
1 tablespoon of sugar or 1 teaspoon of Equal (if you want the sauce to have a sweet flavor)

Pour half the spaghetti sauce in the crockpot
Mix together the chop meat, bread crumbs, egg, seasonings and cheese.
Make the meatballs (whatever size you want) and put in crock pot.
Pour the rest of the spaghetti sauce over the meatballs

Depending on what time you will be eating and when you do this:
Low: 6-8 hours
High: 4-6 hours

Meatballs come out very moist. Since the sauce and meatballs are cooking together…they each absorb the flavor of the other…and taste as though you’ve slaved over the stove and oven all day.

Heart Attack in a Crock Pot

Three pounds frozen corn
11 oz. cream cheese
6 slices Velveeta
1 T. sugar
3 T. milk
3 T. water (fat free)
1/4 C. butter
salt to taste

Cook on low in Crockpot 4 hours

Killer Cheese Dip

A Hot Spicy Party Cheese Dip known to make women faint, strong men cry, and small children run for their mommies.

Makes 18 oz of dip

11 oz Cheese Soup (one can of condensed canned cheese soup).
4 oz Chopped Green Chilies (I use Old El Paso canned chilies)
1 Medium Yellow Onion, chopped
1 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper
2 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Garlic Clove, crushed.
1/4 tsp Hot Sauce (Tabasco sauce or hot pepper sauce)
8 oz Sour Cream

Mix together all ingredients except the sour cream; heat to boiling at low heat.

When blended, correct seasoning (usually needs more cumin and garlic.)

Add sour cream and heat until it bubbles slightly. Serve with Tostitos or any natural Mexican-style corn chip.

This recipe may be doubled, quadruped or even sextupled without problem. Go easy on the red pepper if your guests don’t like hot food. The effect, if done correctly, should be an initial impression of cheese, cumin, sour cream and garlic followed a second later by a sinus-cleaning heat. As one partaker has put it ``You have to keep eating because if you don’t, you’ll die.’’ Guaranteed to increase beer consumption at parties.