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Stromboli Sandwiches

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cindi 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 7:41 PM
  Subject: Stromboli Sandwiches

  Hi Phaedrus,

  In the early 80's, I found a recipe in a magazine (don't 
  remember the magazine name) called stromboli sandwiches.

  The meat mixture called for fennel seed.  Once the meat 
  mixture was done, you spooned it onto a slice of rye bread, 
  placed a slice of mozzarella cheese on that, then a slice 
  of rye.  You wrap them in aluminum foil and freeze them 
  until you wanted one.  Then they were baked.

  Got any ideas?


Hi Cindi,

See below. These don't call for rye bread, but you can certainly use rye bread with them.


  Stromboli  Sandwiches

   Ingredients : 
   2 lbs. french bread
   2 lbs. lean ground beef
   1 c. ketchup
   1 c. tomato sauce
   1/2 tsp. garlic powder
   1/4 tsp. oregano
   4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
   1/2 tsp. fennel seed
   1 med. onion chopped
   Large pkg. Mozzarella cheese slices

   Preparation : 
      Brown beef and drain well; add other ingredients except for bread
   and cheese.  Simmer 20 minutes.  Stirring often.  Cut bread into 4
   to 6 inch pieces and then in half lengthwise.  Hollow out bottom
   half. Make a spread of butter, garlic and paprika and spread on top
   half of bread.  Put meat mixture on bottom half, cover with cheese
   and put top half on.  Wrap in foil and freeze.  Or, place on cookie
   sheet and bake at 350 degrees, 15 to 20 minutes.  Freezes
   beautifully so make ahead or more than needed. 

   Ingredients : 
   1 lb. ground chuck
   1/2 c. tomato sauce
   1/2 tsp. garlic powder
   1/8 tsp. oregano
   1 tbsp. diced onion
   2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
   1/4 tsp. fennel seed
   Kaiser buns

   Preparation : 
      Brown beef and drain.  Add remaining ingredients.  Cook 20
   minutes.  Using Kaiser buns, spread garlic butter onto 1 side of
   bun.  Put meat mixture on bottom half.  Cover with mozzarella cheese
   slices.  Wrap sandwiches in foil and place in the oven for 15 to 20
   minutes at 300 degrees.  (Makes 6 to 8 sandwiches.)
   Stromboli  Sandwiches

   Ingredients : 
   1 lb. ground beef
   1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
   1/2 c. tomato sauce
   1/2 c. catsup
   2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
   1/2 tsp. garlic powder
   1/4 tsp. fennel seed
   1/8 tsp. oregano
   Mozzarella cheese

   Preparation : 
      Fry and drain hamburger with onion.  Add rest of ingredients
   except Mozzarella cheese.  Put in buns; top with slice of Mozzarella
   cheese.  Wrap individually or all in a pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for
   15 to 20 minutes.  Makes 8 servings.
   Stromboli  (Italian  Sloppy  Joes)

   Ingredients : 
   1 lb. ground beef
   1 tbsp. chopped onion
   1/2 c. tomato sauce
   1/2 c. catsup
   2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
   1/2 tsp. garlic powder
   1/4 tsp. fennel seed
   1/2 tsp. oregano
   6 Kaiser rolls
   Garlic butter
   6 slices Mozzarella cheese

   Preparation : 
      Brown ground beef and onion, stirring to break up beef.  Add
   tomato sauce and ingredients through oregano.  Simmer 20 minutes. 
   Meanwhile, split rolls, spread top 1/2 with garlic butter.  Divide
   meat mix up evenly on bottom halves.  Top with slice of Mozzarella. 
   Replace tops, wrap in foil.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. 
   Serve immediately.  Better double this recipe.  These go quickly. 6

   Ingredients : 
   1 frozen dough loaf
   1 sm. can tomato paste (6 oz.l)
   1/2 lb. browned ground beef
   4 oz. Mozzarella cheese
   1/2 well beaten egg
   3 tbsp. Parmesan chese
   1/2 tsp. fennel seed
   1 tsp. garlic salt
   2 tsp. oregano

   Preparation : 
     Allow dough to thaw in cloth-covered bowl, approximately 8 hours. 
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Roll dough on floured surface into a
   9x12 inch rectangle.  Spread tomato paste over entire dough. 
   Sprinkle with fennel, garlic and  oregano.  Top with crumbled meat
   and Mozzarella cheese.  Roll the dough  from the 12 inch side to the
   other 12 inch side.  Place on greased cookie  sheet.  Seal edges of
   loaf.  Cover completely with beaten egg and sprinkle  with Parmesan
   cheese.  Bake 40 minutes.    Variations:  Use sausage, pork,
   pepperoni or ground turkey in place of  the beef; for a party loaf,
   make 2 loaves and place together to form a  circle; add your own
   seasoning secrets.   

Bordelaise Sauce

----- Original Message -----
From: rob
To:  phaedrus
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 2:22 PM
Subject: bordelaise sauce

> phaedrus,
> I once had a bordelaise sauce recipe which contained bacon 
> or bacon drippings. I have lost it and can't find anything 
> similar. I thank you for your assistance.
> rob

Hello Rob,

The only recipe for bordelaise sauce containing bacon that I can locate is the one below. Note that it is a three-step recipe. You make Matignon sauce first, using the bacon. Then you use the matignon sauce to make sauce espagnole. Finally, you use the sauce espagnole to make bordelaise sauce.


Bordelaise Sauce For Game

 Recipe By     :
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef                             Game
                 Sauces                           Jw

   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/3   c            Parsnip, diced
      1/3   c            Celery ribs&leaves, chopped
    1                    Sprig of thyme
    1       t            Bacon fat or butter
      1/3   c            Onion, chopped
    2                    Bay leaves, crushed
    1       tb           Bacon, minced
      1/4   c            Madeira
                         -----Sauce Espagnole-----
    1       c            Matignon, from above
      1/2   c            Flour
    2       c            Tomatoes, peeled, chopped
    8       c            Stock, clarified carb/beef
      1/2   c            Caribou or beef drippings
   12                    Cracked peppercorns
      1/4   c            Parsley, chopped
                         -----Bordelaise Sauce-----
      1/2   c            Dry red wine
    1       c            Espagnole sauce, from above
    6                    Crushed peppercorns
      1/4   c            Bone marrow, diced.

   This is a three step process ( four if you count
   making the stock in advance) but well worth it as it
   makes a superb accompliment to the finest game or beef
   steaks and roasts. The Matignon is similar to
   Mirepoix. Carrot is traditional in the classic French
   recipe but parsnip is more appropriate for game. Melt
   the bacon fat, mince the vegetables and add to the pan
   with the herbs. Cook slowly for 15 minutes until
   vegetables are soft. Set aside and deglaze pan with
   the madeira. Reserve the liquid. Melt in a heavy
   saucepan the drippings. Add the Matignon and reheat
   it. Add the flour, heat and stir until browned. Then
   add the pepper, tomatoes, parsley and stir. Add the
   stock and simmer gently until liquid reduced by half,
   about 2-2 1/2 hrs. Stir occasionally and skim fat off
   the top as it accumulates. Strain the sauce and stir
   occasionally as it cools to avoid skimming. There
   should be about 6 cups. Set aside 5 cups for other
   brown sauces later and take one cup for the last step.
   In a saucepan, gently simmer red wine with pepper
   until reduced to 3/4. Add one cup of Espagnole and
   simmer 5 min. Add reserved madeira de-glazing liquid
   from step one and the diced marrow and poach it 5 min.
   Serve with game or beef chops, steaks, roasted Fillet
   Mignon, char boiled cuts and sweetbreads.


----- Original Message -----
From: Joe
To: phaedrus
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 12:06 PM
Subject: coleslaw

> Uncle Phaedrus,
> I'm looking for a recipe for coleslaw that has a 
> sweet taste.  I have heard of a procedure that soaks 
> the grated cabbage in salt water to remove the cabbage 
> juices, then in sugar water to sweeten it.  Have you
> heard of this procedure? Do you have some coleslaw recipes?
> Thanks for any help.
> Joe

Hello Joe,

The first recipe below is the closest that I could find to what you describe. There are several others below it. The second one below has a lot of sugar.



 Ingredients :
 1 qt. shredded cabbage, chopped very fine
 4 stalks celery, grated fine
 2 carrots, grated fine

 Preparation :
    Soak vegetables in salted water in refrigerator for 1 hour.
 Press out all water.  Add following and chill to blend flavors:
 1/4 c. sugar
 1/2 c. mayonnaise
 Salt to taste
Grandma's  Coleslaw

 Ingredients :
 1 head grated cabbage
 2 lg. carrots, grated
 1 finely chopped green pepper
 1 tsp. pickling salt
 2 c. sugar
 1/4 c. water
 1 c. vinegar

 Preparation :
   Sprinkle salt over cabbage, carrots, and pepper.  Let stand 1
 hour.  Mix and boil sugar, water and vinegar.  Boil 1 minute; let
 cool.  After one hour, squeeze juice out of cabbage and pour sugar
 mixture over cabbage.  Freezes well.
Deli  Coleslaw

 Ingredients :
 1 lg. head cabbage, shredded
 1/2 c. mayonnaise
 1/2 c. sour cream
 3 tbsp. vinegar
 2 tbsp. sugar
 1 sm. onion, grated fine
 Salt & pepper to taste

 Preparation :
    In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar,
 onion, salt and pepper.  Mix thoroughly.  Pour over shredded
 cabbage.  Let sit in refrigerator 1-2 hours before serving.  Quick
 and Easy!  Try mixing red cabbage and green for color or even add
 Easy  Coleslaw

 Ingredients :
 3 1/2 c. shredded cabbage
 1/4 c. shredded carrots
 1/4 c. chopped green pepper
 2 tbsp. minced onion
 1/4 c. chopped celeryDRESSING:
 1/4 c. mayonnaise
 1 tbsp. vinegar
 2 tsp. sugar
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. celery seed

 Preparation :
    Combine all vegetables in a large bowl.  Mix well and set aside.
 Mix together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and celery seed.  Pour
 over vegetables and mix well.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.
 Homemade  Coleslaw

 Ingredients :
 1/2 head cabbage
 1/2 head red cabbage
 2 c. lite mayonnaise
 4 tbsp. sugar
 1 c. milk
 1 tbsp. lemon juice
 1 tsp. garlic
 1/2 c. vegetable oil

 Preparation :
    Chop cabbage; set aside.  In quart jar, combine remaining
 ingredients.  Shake vigorously.  Pour over chopped cabbage.  Fold
 Kentucky  Fried  Chicken  Coleslaw

 Ingredients :
 1/8 c. oil
 1/4 c. vinegar
 1/2 c. sugar
 1 tsp. salt
 1/2 c. Miracle Whip
 1 head cabbage, shredded
 1 or 2 carrots, shredded
 1 tsp. celery seeds

 Preparation :
    Mix first 5 ingredients together.  Beat 10 minutes.  Pour over cabbage.
 Country - Style  Coleslaw

 Ingredients :
 1 lg. cabbage, coarsely chopped
 1 1/2 c. carrots, shredded
 1 c. green pepper, chopped
 1/4 c. green onions, chopped
 1 c. mayonnaise
 6 tbsp. sugar
 2 tbsp. vinegar
 1 1/2 tsp. salt
 3/4 tsp. dry mustard
 1/4 tsp. celery seeds

 Preparation :
   Combine cabbage, carrots, green pepper, and onions in a large
 bowl.  Set aside.  Combine mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, salt,
 mustard, and celery seeds, stirring well; pour over cabbage mixture,
 and toss well.  Cover and refrigerate until chilled.  Yield:  12


   ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dayle
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 4:10 PM
  Subject: meringue

  Why does meringue bead up???  I have wet droplets on the meringue.

Hello Dayle,

There are several things that can cause meringue to bead up:

1) Humid weather is enough by itself. If you make a meringue on a humid day, beading can be a problem.

2) The sugar didn't completely dissolve during beating - This usually happens because it was added too fast. Slowly, slowly...

3) The meringue was allowed to sit before baking

4)The meringue was underbaked or baked at too high of an oven temperature. (Ovens are not all the same. Thermostats may not be properly calibrated, particularly on electric stoves.)

5)The pie wasn't cooled slowly enough.

If you are continually plagued by beady meringues, the only other tip I know is to blend a teaspoon of cornstarch into the sugar before beating it into the egg whites.


Homemade Shampoo

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rachel
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 1:20 AM
  Subject: home made shampoo


  Are there any home made soap and shampoo receipes out there?

  Rachel in Australia

Hi Rachel,

Sure there are. Try these sites:

Pioneer Hair Care

Make-Stuff Hair Care

Make-Stuff Soaps

Pioneer Soaps



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