In My Kitchen * Kwanzaa table

Today starts the beginning of Kwanzaa . Today in My Kitchen so recipes I am sharing for your table.
The table is often laid with a few symbolic foods: the mazoa, fruits and vegetables symbolizing the bounty of the harvest (usually foods emblematic of the African diaspora, such as okra, yams, squash,sweet potatoes and bananas), alongside the muhindi, ears of corn representing each child still remaining at home.

The Seven Principles are: Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima(collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia(purpose), Kuumba (creativity) and Imani (faith).

  • 1 C cream style corn
  • 3/4 C flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt/ pepper
  • 1 T melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • oil for frying fritters

Mix all dry ingredients together -add beaten egg and butter, Mix well and drop in hot oil until golden brown.

  • 1/2 C chopped onion
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 C bread crumbs
  • 2 t margarine
  • 2 C cooked squash
  • 1/2 C shredded cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

Saute onion in margarine. Mix together the remaining ingredients and place in oven safe casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

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