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Oct 11, 2009

Veal Parmiagiana

Ingredients

•Meat sauce *See meat sauce recipe.
•Egg, beaten
•Flour
•Olive oil
•Sliced Mozzarella cheese
•Grated cheese

Cooking Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 300°. Dredge veal cutlet into eggs, flour and breadcrumbs. Place cutlets into a lasagna pan to broil. Add olive oil on top of un-cooked cutlets and broil at 300°. Turn when veal cutlets are slightly brown. Cook on the other side. Drain off oil; add a slice of mozzarella, meat sauce, and a sprinkle of grated cheese. Cook at 300° until cheese has melted.

Sausage and Potatoes

Ingredients

•Sausage
•Potatoes, round
•sliced Onion
•Salt

Cooking Instructions

Broil sausage in oven until cooked well on all sides. In a frying pan cook potato slices. Add onion and salt to the potatoes. Serve together.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients

•Mushrooms, stems removed
•4 cups plain bread crumbs
•2 onions, diced
•½ cup of Olive oil
•12-14 Pimento olives, chopped
•½ cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
•Bunch of Italian parsley, chopped finely
•2 cloves of garlic, minced
•Salt

Cooking Instructions

Wipe each mushroom with a damp cloth. Heat ½ cup of olive oil in a pan. Saute onion. Combine onions, bread crumbs, olives, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt & garlic. If the mixture is a little too dry, add oil. Fill mushroom caps with stuffing and place on a cookie sheet or broiler pan. Broil at 300 degrees until the tops are browned.

Meat Sauce

Ingredients

•4 Large cans of plum tomatoes
•2 lbs. of sirloin
•2 Tablespoons of salt
•6 eggs
•6 cloves of garlic, minced
•2 shanks of lamb
•2 lbs. Italian sausage
•3-4 Tablespoons of olive oil
•2 Cups of plain breadcrumbs
•3 Tablespoons of Italian cheese, grated
•Italian parsley
•Braciole

Cooking Instructions

Cooking Instructions: Put tomatoes in a large (12-16 cup) pot. Add salt and bring to a boil. Add lamb shanks and lower sauce to a simmer. Combine sirloin with breadcrumbs, garlic, eggs, parsley, cheese, about a cup of water and salt to taste. Form meat into balls and lay them out on wax paper. *Keep hands wet while shaping. Heat olive oil in a large pan and brown meatballs. Add browned meatballs to the tomato sauce. Brown Italian sausage and add to tomato sauce. Cook for about 1 hour.

Shrimp Casserole

Ingredients

•1 ½ lbs. Shrimp
•1 Onion, chopped
•2 Stalks of celery, chopped
•1 Teaspoon of salt
•½ Cup of rice
•10 oz. Can of mushroom soup
•1 Lemon, juiced
•Paprika
•2 Teaspoons of butter
•Fresh parsley
•1 Cup of grated swiss cheese
•6 Pats of butter

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean and boil shrimp. Cook rice according to package instructions. Sauté onion and celery in 2 teaspoons of butter. Add mushroom soup and lemon juice. Lower heat until butter is melted. Add rice, shrimp, parsley and combine. Pour into baking dish and top with cheese, butter pats and season with paprika. Bake for about ½ hour.

Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients

•1 pound uncooked Fettuccine
•2 Tablespoons of olive oil
•¼ Cup of sweet butter
•¾ Cup of grated Parmesan cheese
•½ Cup of fresh sweet cream
•1 egg, lightly beaten
•Salt & fresh ground pepper

Cooking Instructions

In a large pot bring water and 2 Tablespoons of Olive oil to a boil. Cook pasta 8-10 minutes. Melt butter in a pot on medium heat. Add cheese, cream and egg gradually. Blend until slightly thickened. Toss pasta with sauce and add salt & pepper to taste. Serve on hot plates and garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Polish Doughnuts

Ingredients

•2 Pkgs. of yeast
•¼ Cup of warm water
•1 ¼ Cups of scalded milk
•½ Cup of butter
•½ Cup of sugar
•3 Egg yolks
•1 Whole egg
•1/8 Teaspoon of mace
•¼ Teaspoon of nutmeg
•1 Teaspoon of vanilla
•4 ½ Cups of sifted flour
•Salt
•Jelly or prunes
•Oil

Cooking Instructions

Heat oil for frying. Mix yeast with warm water and scalded milk. Let cool. Cream butter, sugar, egg yolks, whole egg, mace, nutmeg and vanilla. Mix flour with a bit of salt, yeast mixture and cream until worked in. Cover with a cloth and let grow in a warm place for about 1 ½ hours until it has doubled in size. Hit it down and cover again for 45 min. Punch it down again and roll out to about ½” thickness. Let dough stand for 10 min. Put jelly or prunes on the dough turnover style. One teaspoon at a time. Cut doughnuts out with a glass or fruit juice can. Place on a greased baking sheet and let stand until they have doubled in size. Fry in hot oil for 1 min on each side. Drain

Pie or Cake Dough

Ingredients

•1/8 lb. of sweet butter
•4 Tablespoons of Crisco
•3 Tablespoons of Sugar
•1 Egg
•1 Cup of sifted flour
•½ Teaspoon of baking powder
•Salt

Cooking Instructions

Cream sweet butter, Crisco and sugar. Add egg, flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Grease a pie dish and place dough in the center. Flour your hands and spread dough to the rim. Press a fork along the edge. For a pie top use ½ of this recipe. Grandma uses this dough for any fruit pie.

Jell-O Whipped Cream Pie

Ingredients

•2-3 flavors of Jell-O
•1 Pkg of unflavored gelatin
•1 ½ Cups of graham cracker crumbs
•½ Cup, plus 3 Tablespoons of sugar
•1/3 Cup of melted butter
•1 Cup of unsweetened pineapple juice
•Dissolved gelatin 1
•Pint of heavy sweet cream
•1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
Cooking Instructions

The day before you plan to serve this pie, prepare 2-3 flavors of Jell-O, using 1 ½ Cups of boiling water in shallow trays or ice cube trays. *Grandma usually uses 2 flavors. The next day, combine 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and 1/3 cup of melted butter. Press the graham cracker crumbs against the bottom and sides of a greased spring form pan. *9-10” no smaller/larger. Dissolve 1 pack of un-flavored gelatin in ½ cup of cold water, and mix with 1 cup of un-sweetened pineapple juice. Heat pineapple gelatin mixture and cool. Whip cream with sugar and vanilla. Fold in pineapple mixture, add cubed Jell-O to whipped cream and spoon the entire mix into pan. Chill until set. Serves 10-12 and can be prepared the day before

String Beans Marinara

Ingredients

•String beans, trimmed
•Garlic, minced
•Olive oil
•1 large can of plum tomatoes
•Salt
•1 Teaspoon of oregano
•1 Teaspoon of basil
Cooking Instructions

Sauté garlic in olive oil. Add plum tomatoes, salt, oregano and basil. Simmer about 10 min. Add string beans and cover. Cook until beans are tender.

Potato Pancakes

Ingredients

•6 medium sized baking potatoes (about 2 1bs.) Peeled
•2 Eggs, beaten
•¼ Cup of finely grated onions
•1/3 Cup of Matzo meal
•1 Teaspoon of salt
•8 Teaspoons of Bacon fat
•Apple sauce
Cooking Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees. Peel potatoes as you drop them into boiling pot to prevent discoloring. Combine eggs and onion. Gradually beat in Matzo meal and salt. Drain potatoes and pat dry. Grate them into a colander. Press them down firmly to squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Immediately stir into egg batter. In a large skillet melt bacon fat over high heat until it sputters. Pour 1/3 cup of the potato mixture and flatten into a pancake about 5”. Fry on medium heat for a bout 2 min on each side. When browned on both sides and crisps around the edges transfer to an oven proof plate and keep warm in the oven. Add more fat to the pan when necessary, keeping the depth about ¼ of an inch. Serve as soon as possible with applesauce.

Breaded Cauliflower

Ingredients

•Cauliflower
•Salt
•2 Eggs, beaten
•Bread crumbs
•Olive oil
•Flour
Cooking Instructions

Boil cauliflower pieces until a little tender but still firm. Drain and dip each piece into flour, egg, then bread crumbs. Fry in olive oil until browned. Sprinkle with salt and drain on paper towels.