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Newark High School Hot Dog Sandwich

From: Dee 
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 7:13 PM
Subject: Hot dogs in rectangular bread with four on top
Hi,† I'm looking for a recipe from 1981-1985 at Newark Memorial High 
School, Newark,† CA.† 
They were hot dogs placed in a baked rectangular homemade bread lightly 
dusted with flour on top.

† Hello Dee,

†† Sorry, I cannot find anything about this. Iím not sure what you are describing.† Is this like a flat hot dog sandwich with wieners in it?† Is it an open-faced sandwich with no bread on top? Any other ingredients? Cheese?

† What did they call it? If you canít remember, can you ask one of your old classmates?

†† Iíll post this for reader input.

†† Phaed

From: "Dee" 
Subject: Re: Hot dogs in rectangular bread with four on top
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:55 AM

Not like bagel dogs....good bread around the hotdog in a flat, sealed rectangle with flour on top! †
Asking class mates for feedback..

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

From: Tom  
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 9:15 AM
Subject: A Soup Recipe

I once had possession of a quick and simple Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup recipe that consisted of nothing 
more than a can of Campbellís cream of chicken soup, water, instant rice, carrots and some Parmesan cheese.  
There may have been a couple other ingredients but not manyÖthis was the gist of the recipe. Cannot remember 
all details.  Would really appreciate locating this recipe with details.  
Much thanks.  Tom

Hello Tom,

This sounds as if it should be a recipe from a magazine ad, or on a can of soup or on the back of a box of instant rice. However, after diligent searching, including a Campbellís Soup recipe book, I was not successful in finding a recipe that matched your description.

The closest that I could find is below.

I will post this for reader input.


From: Southern Farm and Kitchen

Homeschool Chicken & Rice Soup

1 large boneless cooked chicken breast cubed
3 cup chicken broth  ( plus one extra half cup)
3 cups instant rice ( such as Minute Rice )
2 cans cream of chicken soup ( I use Campbellís)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. dried parsley for garnish

In a Large pot add the three cups of broth and allow it to come to a simmer. 
Add the rice and cubed chicken and turn off the heat. Allow rice to soak up 
the broth. After about five-eight minutes add the cream of chicken soup and 
the extra 1/2 cup of broth. Stir well. Salt and pepper to taste. 
Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!
Hey: Phaed

I think the recipe Tom was referring to is called "Souper Rice." Many publications 
and product packagings have given this budget friendly recipe in many variations.

Here is the basic recipe.

Souper Rice


10-3/4 ounce can Cream of your choice Soup, such as chicken, mushroom, broccoli, celery or asparagus
1 soup can chicken broth or water or milk
2 cups instant rice, such as Minute Rice brand


Boil the soup and broth or water or milk in a medium size sauce pan. To measure the liquid, 
just fill up the soup can. Stir in the rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 
5 minutes and then stir. If too thick, add a little more hot liquid.

Then there are many variations by adding one or more of the following...

8 ounce can diced carrots
8 ounce can peas and diced carrots
8 ounce can mixed vegetables
8 ounce can mushrooms, chopped
8 ounce can vegetable of choice such as asparagus
Parmesan cheese, or cheese of choice
Chopped or shredded meats of choice, such as beef, chicken, bacon, ham or pancetta

or what ever else you would like to add.

There are some recipes on the internet that use Cream of Soups with wild rice as well.

Timm in Oregon
From: "Anny" 
Subject: Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:40 PM

Hi Phaed,

I saw this recipe, only thing it didn't have carrots in the ingredients though.  Actually only 4 ingredients total.  
Not sure if this is close to what he was asking for, or that he added carrots herself?

Love your site, by-the-way!

Thank You!

Kraft Recipes

Anny F.

Morrison's Cafeteria Chocolate Pudding

-----Original Message----- 
From: Cathy
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:32 AM
Subject: Hello

I was bummed when I didn't see the item I wanted on the Morrison list. Lol. 
I was so young but I swear it was the best chocolate pudding I ever had. I'm 
sure I will find out it was just from a big can lol. But still. If u ever 
hear about its origins I would be grateful. :)

And thanks for caring about bygone eras. It meant a lot to me cuz it was a 
happy time with my gramma. :)


Hi Cathy,

Here's what a former Morrison's manager (James) says:

"Morrison's wasn't big on puddings. They could sell a slice of pie for more money. and it looked good on display which resulted in increased sales.The only puddings in the book are Banana, Bread, Egg, and Rice plus a plain custard cup. The pie list, however, is l-o-n-g. There is no chocolate pudding in the book. Sorry. "

"And you are correct. Even the Chocolate Cream Pie was a commercial product, although there was a recipe for one from scratch, which nobody used."

Cathy, I guess it was from a big can, as you say.


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