Maxine Brown

The pioneering Country Music star with "The Browns" – Jim Ed, Maxine and Bonnie

MAXINE BROWN – A DREAM COME TRUE! The Country Music Hall of Fame

Contents:

1. A Dream Come True – BROWNS IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME,
by Maxine Brown
2. Recipes
A. PORK CHOPS
B. QUICK & EASY ROLLS, (With Mayonnaise)
C. TUNA/NOODLE CASSEROLE
D. EASY ORANGE CAKE
E. FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE
F. COCONUT SHEET CAKE

A DREAM COME TRUE
By Maxine Brown

A Dream came true on  March 25th, for Jim Ed Brown and The Browns, Maxine and Bonnie when it was announced that the three of us were the newest members of the CMA Hall of Fame, in the Veterans Era Category. If you missed the live internet announcement, you can watch the recording click here.

The CMA Association was created in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format and its is considered country music’s highest honor.  With the three of us, the total now stands at 125 members in the Hall of Fame, and 47 are no longer still with us.

The Medallion Ceremony will be held on October 25th at the CMA Theater.  This is an annual re-union of all the Hall of Fame memberships.  To have this Medallion hung around our neck by one of the Hall of Fame members is one of the biggest thrills an artist could ever hope or dream of.

The Browns career started eight years before the creation of the CMA Association.  It has been a long hard struggle.  We stayed and endured all those hardships because of our love for country music, and the respect of other artists who were experiencing the same difficulties we were.

Fame is fleeting.  Hit records and awards are nice and appreciated.  But they are Here Today and Gone Tomorrow.   The CMA Hall of Fame Award will be here forever. Thank you to all our peers and to CMA for your vote.  The Browns are grateful for your choice in making us the 2015 recipient of the highest honor we could ever achieve.  To have our picture hung in bronze alongside some of the greatest artist, song writers, musicians and others involved in the music business, is the biggest honor we could ever hope for.

I would like to congratulate the Oak Ridge Boys for their many years of dedication to the country music industry and their induction in the Modern Era. Also congratulations to Musician, Grady Martin who played guitar on many of the Hall of Fame inductees recordings.

We owe a great deal of gratitude to our many fans & friends worldwide who have supported us for the past 64 years.  They never forgot us and we shall never forget them. Thanks once again CMA!  This is indeed a DREAM COME TRUE.


RECIPES

A. PORK CHOPS:
6       Pork Chops
6       Irish Potatoes, peeled & sliced
4       Carrots, sliced
1       Onion, chopped
6       Slices Cheddar Cheese
1       Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1       Cup Milk
         Salt & Black Pepper to taste
Coat pork chops in flour, salt & pepper, brown on both sides until done.
In a large casserole dish, alternate layers of potatoes, carrots & onion & cheese.
Mix soup with milk, pour over.  Place the browned Pork Chops on top.  Place in 350 degree oven & cook approximately an hour & a half.
Note:  A lot of time I like to place one can of diced tomatoes in bottom of casserole before adding rest of ingredients.

 


B. QUICK & EASY ROLLS, (With Mayonnaise)

2       Cups Self Rising Flour
1       Cup Milk
3       Tablespoon’s Mayonnaise
MIX ALL TOGETHER, FILL MUFFIN CUPS your 2/3rd full.  Bake in a 400 degree oven until done & golden Brown.


C. TUNA/NOODLE CASSEROLE:

1       Package Noodles (small package)
1       Large Can Tuna Fish
1       Onion, chopped
1       Large Can English Peas, or Peas & Carrot’s (drained)
1       Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
         Buttered Bread Crumbs or Croutons.
         Grated Cheddar Cheese
Cook Noodles according to package directions, Drain.  Layer each of the above ingredients in  buttered casserole dish.
Top with buttered bread crumbs or croutons. Place grated cheese on top.  Cover.  Bake until bubbly & cheese has melted.
 


D. EASY ORANGE CAKE:

 1       Box Yellow Cake Mix
1       Package Orange Gelatin, (small)
1       Cup Orange Juice, or Apricot Nector
2/3   Cup Oil
4      Eggs
COOK THE ABOVE IN A GREASED 7 FLOURED TUBE PAN.
WHEN CAKE IS DONE:
MIX 3/4 CUP ORANGE JUICE & ONE CUP SUGAR.  BRING TO A BOIL & BOIL & COOK FIVE MINUTES.
PUNCH HOLES IN CAKE, POUR HOT JUICE DOWN THROUGH HOLES.  USE ALL OF JUICE, THIS MAKES
CAKE GOOD & MOIST.


E. FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE:

1       9 inch Baked Pie Shell
1       Cup Water
1       Cup Sugar
4       Tablespoons Flour, or Cornstarch
1       Package Strawberry Jello, (small size)
         Fresh Strawberries
         Whipped Cream, or Cool Whip
Combine Water, Sugar & Cornstarch in saucepan, cook until thick.  Set aside for about 5 minutes.  Add Jello.  Stir until dissolved.  Add some sliced Strawberries to mixture. Pour into Baked Pie Shell & let it stay in refrigerator until pie sets.  Serve with whipped Cream or Cool Whip.  Place some sliced Strawberries on top of Whipped Cream.


F. COCONUT SHEET CAKE:

1      Box White Cake Mix
3      Eggs
1/2  Cup Vegetable Oil
1      Cup Milk
1      Small box Vanilla Pudding Mix, or Almond
1      Tablespoon Vanilla, or Almond
Mix all the above in sheet pan, bake according to box directions.
Mix together:
1      Can Cream of Coconut Milk
1      Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
Poke holes in cake & pour over cake.
When cool, spread
8      Oz. carton Cool.
Sprinkle top with Coconut. Keep in refridgerator 8 hours.

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One Response to “MAXINE BROWN – A DREAM COME TRUE! The Country Music Hall of Fame”
  1. Paul Pakusch says:

    Maxine, I’m so happy to see y’all reached this goal. I hope to get out to CMA to see the display with the Browns! Also, I’m curious. Did the Browns ever play or record with Grady Martin?

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