Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska

Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska

Farm Moms: Sharing the Goodness of our Generations Old Family Recipes

October 3, 2014Dairy, Farmers and Ranchers, Food

From Mary Temme:


Here on our dairy, the careful attention we give to the feed for our cows keeps them healthy and helps them to produce wholesome milk. Imagine preparing and preserving half the food your family will eat next year in one week! That’s what we’re doing now as we harvest corn silage. Corn silage is the entire corn plant; stalk,

leaves and ear chopped into small pieces and allowed to ferment. Mixed with grains, hay, minerals and vitamins, it makes a nutritionally balanced diet. Timing is everything for the best quality silage; that’s why harvest is so busy on the farm.


Quick casseroles are a great way to feed a hungry family and this is one of our favorites.


Cheesy Cabbage Casserole


• 1 pound ground beef

• 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

• 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

• 4 cups chopped cabbage

• 1 can cream of celery soup

• 1 package crescent roll dough

• 1 8-ounce package cheddar cheese shreds



Brown ground beef with onion and drain. Add cabbage and salt; simmer a few minutes. Line the bottom of 2-qt. greased baking dish with half of the crescent rolls. Mix cream soup with cabbage and beef; pour into baking dish. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover with remaining crescent roll dough. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown. Serve with fruit and a glass of cold milk and you have a wholesome, delicious meal for the family.


The nine essential nutrients in dairy foods help keep my family healthy, and I like knowing they help other families eat well, too.