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Poor Richard Cookies

-----Original Message----- 
From: Becky 
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 9:50 AM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com
Subject: Poor Richards cookies

Looking for a SAGA recipe card. Poor Richards cookies, used leftover 
pastries and cookies and adding molasses eggs cocoa and others. Thank you in 
advance   

Hello Becky,

Sorry, I cannot find any mention of recipe cards called "SAGA" at all. The only SAGA that I know of is a men's magazine. There is a "Sago" starch company, which might have published recipe cards at one time, but I cannot find any of them. I must admit that I don't know what "SAGA recipe cards" are.

I looked for recipes for "Poor Richards" and "Poor Richard's Cookies", but I had no success.

Phaed

-----Original Message----- 
From: Becky 
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 12:24 PM 
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com 
Subject: Poor Richards cookies SAGA 

They are a company now defunct, that managed industrial kitchens like colleges.  
Do you know any recipes that uses leftovers like that? I had the recipe once but 
an employee tossed it. Thanks for your time!

Hi Becky,

I did a search, but I had no success finding a cookie recipe using stale or leftover pastries or cookies. I have heard that bakeries have methods of using leftover pastries and cookies, but I cannot find any recipes. I'll post this on my site in case a reader can help.

Phaed


Tender Italian Meatballs

From: Joe 
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 9:32 AM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com 
Subject: Italian Meatballs

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving, 

I have a major problem. I used to make melt in your mouth meatballs using just ground beef, spices, etc.
I donít know whatís wrong, except perhaps itís the leaner ground beef. I also have never fried them, 
just poach and cook in sauce 5/6 hours, very low. They now come out tough, I have no idea what Iím doing wrong. 
Any ideas, suggestions would be great.

Hello Joe,

Surfing around, it looks like handling the meatballs too much compresses them and makes them tough. Adding breadcrumbs seems to be the general way to make tender, soft meatballs.

These sites all have tips:

Food 52

Chicago Tribune

Chowhound 1

Chowhound 2

Chowhound 3

Phaed


Woolworth's Chicken Salad

From the Woolworth's recipe manual:

Woolworth's Fresh Chicken Salad (made from fowl)
(For 2 lbs 11 ozs of salad)

Boiled Chicken Meat*		1 lb  (Cooked per poultry #1)

Chop chicken into small cubes. To the size of 1/4 inch. Do not grind or mince.

Celery (cleaned)		1 lb

Wash and dry celery. Chop into uniform pieces of little less than 1/4 inch square.

Salt				1/4 oz
Pepper				1/2 tsp

Combine chicken, celery and seasonings.

Salad Dressing**		12 ozs

Add salad dressing and mix until evenly distributed.

NOTE: Prepare fresh daily.

* Only solid pieces of chicken are to be used. Skin, gristle, and gizzards are not
to be found in chicken salad. Gizzards and liver are for giblet gravies. Skins are
to be used for croquettes only. If the supply of skins is in excess of croquette 
production, such skin is to be thrown out.

** "Salad Dressing" - The recipe does not say what this is. My guess is that it's 
something like Miracle Whip, but it may have been another product or something made
in-house. I'd try both Miracle Whip and Hellman's Mayo and see which matched my memory 
of Woolworth's chicken salad best.
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Woolworth's Chicken Salad (made from canned chicken)
(For 13 one-half oz servings)

Canned Chicken*			1 - 5 oz can - Drained weight = 4 3/4 oz.

Remove chicken from can. Drain off excess juices. Using a sharp knife, dice carefully 
into 1/4 inch pieces. Do nit tear with dull blade. Do not grind or mince.

Celery (cleaned)		5 oz

Wash and dry celery. Chop into uniform pieces of little less than 1/4 inch square.

Salt				1/4 tsp
Pepper				1/8 tsp

Combine chicken, celery and seasonings.

Salad Dressing**		4 oz

Add salad dressing and mix until evenly distributed.

* The recipe does not say, and I have no idea of, the brand of canned chicken used.

** "Salad Dressing" - The recipe does not say what this is. My guess is that it's 
something like Miracle Whip, but it may have been another product or something made
in-house. I'd try both Miracle Whip and Hellman's Mayo and see which matched my memory 
of Woolworth's chicken salad best.

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