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Curried Turkey Open-Facers

1 large red apple, cored
Lemon juice
12 thin slices cooked turkey
2 tablespoons turkey broth or water
½ of a 10¾-ounce can (⅔ cup) condensed cream of chicken soup
¼ cup dairy sour cream
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons curry powder
6 slices French bread, toasted

Cut apple into thin wedges; brush with lemon juice. In skillet heat turkey in broth, covered for 4 to 5 minutes; turn slices once. Meanwhile, in saucepan combine soup, sour cream, milk, and curry powder; heat through. Place 2 slices turkey and 3 apple wedges atop each slice of bread; spoon sauce over. Makes 6 servings.

PEACHY-BEEF SANDWICHES

¼ cup low-calorie mayonnaise-type dressing
1 tablespoon chili sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped dill pickle
4 slices Italian bread
4 teaspoons low-calorie mayonnaise-type dressing
4 lettuce leaves
4 thin slices cooked roast beef
4 juice-packed peach halves

In a small bowl combine the ¼ cup mayonnaise-type dressing, chili sauce, and dill pickle. Cover and refrigerate. Before serving, toast bread and spread one side of each slice with 1 teaspoon mayonnaise-type dressing. Arrange one lettuce leaf, one slice roast beef, and one peach half on each. Drizzle some of the dressing mixture over top of each. Makes 4 servings.


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Liverwurst Bundles

1 ½ cups rye flour
1 to 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
1 ½ teaspoons caraway seed
¾ cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
Prepared mustard
Prepared horseradish

1 8-ounce package liverwurst, cut in 8 slices
8 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled

In large mixer bowl combine 1 cup of the ryle flour, ⅓ cup of the all-purpose flour, yeast and caraway seed. In saucepan heat milk, sugar, shortening, and salt just till warm (115° to 120°), stirring till shortening almost melts. Add to dry mixture; add egg. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for ½ minute, scraping sides of bowl. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in remaining rye flour and enough of the remaining all-purpose flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Knew on floured surface till smooth (8 to 10 minutes). Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover; let rise till double (about 45 to 60 minutes).

Divide dough into 8 pieces. On lightly floured surface roll each piece into a 5-inch circle. Spread dough with mustard and horseradish to within ½ inch of edges. Place 1 slice of liverwurst on one-half of each circle of dough; top with onion slice and a little crumbled bacon. Fold dough to form a half-circle and seal edge with tines of fork. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise till almost double (about 30 minutes). Bake in 375° oven for 18-20 minutes. Coll the bundles on wire rack. Refrigerate. Serve chilled. (If desired, individually wrap cooled sandwiches in clear plastic wrap. Label; freeze.) Makes 8 sandwiches.


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Buffet Glazed Salmon

1 3- to 4-pound dressed salmon
1 lemon, sliced
1 ½ cups chicken broth
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
Sliced unpeeled cucumbers
Sliced radishes
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon onion salt
Milk
Mayonnaise or salad dressing

Advanced preparation: Salt inside of dressed salmon generously. Place fish on a well-greased 24-inch piece of heavy-duty foil on baking sheet. Place lemon slices inside and atop fish. Seal foil tightly; bake in 350° oven 45 to 60 minutes or till fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove fish from foil; discard lemon. With sharp knife, carefully remove skin. Cover and chill the fish thoroughly on a large serving platter.

In a small saucepan combine chicken broth and gelatin; dissolve over low heat. Chill till partially set. Spoon a small amount of gelatin glaze over fish. Place cucumber and radish slices on glaze atop fish in overlapping rows. Spoon remaining glaze over fish. Chill thoroughly. Remove any glaze from platter.

Combine cream cheese, lemon juice, and onion salt; thin with a little milk, if necessary. With a pastry tube, pie a cream cheese border around fish. Chill thoroughly.

Before serving: Serve glazed salmon with mayonnaise or salad dressing and trip with additional lemo, cucumber, and salad greens, if desired. Makes about 24 buffet-size servings.


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Giant Stuffed Grillburger

1 beaten egg
1 ¼ cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix, crushed
1 4-ounce can chopped mushrooms, drained
⅓ cup beef broth
¼ cup sliced green onion
¼ cup snipped parsley
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon salt

Mix together the egg, stuffing mix, drained mushrooms, beef broth, green onion, parsley, butter or margarine, and lemon juice; set aside. Combine meat and salt; divide mixture in half. On sheets of waxed paper, pat each half into an 8-inch circle. Spoon stuffing over one circle of meat to within 1 inch of the edge. Top with second circle of meat; peel off top sheet of paper and seal edges of meat.

Invert meat patty onto well-greased wire grill basked; peel off remaining paper. Grill over medium coals for 10 to 12 minutes. Turn and grill about 10 to 12 minutes more or till desired doneness. Cut the burger into wedges; sever with warmed catsup, if desired. Serves 8.


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Pickled Meat Loaf

2 beaten eggs
1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup chili sauce
1 3-ounce can chopped mushrooms, drained
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds ground beef
2 or 3 dill pickles, quartered lengthwise
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3 fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon celery salt
3/4 teaspoon mustard seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper

Advance preparation: In mixing bowl combine eggs, bread crumbs, chili sauce, mushrooms, horseradish, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, thyme, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add beef; mix well, Pat half of the meat mixture evenly in bottom of 8x4x2-inch loaf pan. Arrange dill pickles on top of meat mixture in pan; top with remaining meat. Bake in 350° oven for 1 1/4 hours. Remove meat from pan. Drain; cover and chill.
Peel and finely chop tomatoes. In bowl combine tomatoes with remaining ingredients. Cover; chill well to blend flavors.
Before serving: Slice meat loaf and arrange on plat; serve with tomato relish and rye bread, if desired. Makes 8 servings.


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Eggplant Parmigiana

4 large slices eggplant, cut ½ inch thick
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/8 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 8-ounce can (1 cup) tomato sauce
2 large slices mozzarella cheese, halved (about 3 ounces)

Peel eggplant slices; dip each in egg, then in wheat germ to coat. In skillet brown quickly in hot oil. Place on eggplant slice in each of 2 individual baking dishes. Stir herbs, dash salt and dash pepper into tomato sauce; spoon about ¼ cup sauce atop each slice in dish. Top with one slice cheese. Add second slice of eggplant and then remaining sauce. Bake in 350° oven for 25 minutes. Cut cheese into triangles; arrange atop eggplant. Bake 10 minutes more. Serves 2.

CARROT-RICE BAKE

3 cups shredded carrot (1 pound)
2/3 cups uncooked long-grain rice
2 cups shredded American cheese (8 ounces)
1 cup milk
2 beaten eggs
2 tablespoons minced dried onion

In saucepan combine carrot, rice, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 ½ cups water. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or till rice is done. Do not drain. Stir in 1 ½ cups of the cheese, the milk, eggs, onion, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Turn into a 10x6x2-inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, in 350° oven about 20 to 25 minutes. Top with remaining ½ cup cheese. Return to oven about 2 minutes more to melt cheese. Cut into squares. Serves 6.


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Ham-Stuffed Potatoes

4 large baking potatoes
2 cups ground fully cooked ham
1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3 cup shredded process Swiss cheese (2 ounces)
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons chopped pimiento
1 tablespoon minced dried onion
1/4 cup shredded American cheese (1 ounce)

Scrub potatoes. Bake in 425° oven for 45 to 60 minutes or till done. Cut slice from to of each. Scoop out inside and cube. Toss with ham and next 5 ingredients, spoon into potato shells. Bake in 425° oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle American cheese atop. Heat 1 to 2 minutes more or till cheese melts. Makes 4 servings.

BEEF-STUFFED ONIONS

6 medium onions, peeled
1/2 pound ground beef
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce with cheese
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice bread)
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

Cook onions in boiling, salted water 25 to 35 minutes or till tender. Drain; cool. Remove centers of onions; chop and reserved 1/2 cup of noon centers. Cook beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt till lightly browned; drain. Stir in reserved 1/2 cup chopped onion. Stuff onion shells with beef mixture. Place onions in 1 1/2-quart casserole. Combine tomato sauce, flour, sugar, 1 cup water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pour over onions. Bake in 350° oven for 25 minutes. Combine crumbs, cheese, and butter; sprinkle over onions. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Services 6.


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Pork and Noodle Casserole

1 pound ground pork
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 16-ounce can stewed tomatoes
4 ounces medium noodles, cooked and drained
1 12-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash freshly ground pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

In 10-inch skillet cook meat and onion till meat is browned and onion is tender; drain off excess fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, noodles, corn, tomato paste, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Turn mixture into an ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Bake, covered in 350° oven for 40 minutes or till heated through. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes more or till the cheese melts. Trim with parsley, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

CRANBERRY-PORK BAKE

Stir together one 8-ounce can whole cranberry sauce and 2 tablespoons light corn syrup; set aside. In mixing bowl beat together one 17-ounce can sweet potatoes, drained; 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine, 1 tablespoon brown sugar; 1 teaspoon salt; and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger with electric mixer till well blended. Stir in 2 cups coarsely chopped cooked pork.

Turn mixture into a 1-quart casserole. Bake, uncovered, in 350° oven for 35 minutes. Spread cranberry sauce mixture over top; return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes or till heated through. Makes 4 servings.


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Two Family-Style Entrées

STUFFED BAKED FRANKS

1 pound (5 or 6) large frankfurters
1/4 cup minced onion
2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup catsup
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
3 slices (3 ounces) American cheese, cut into strips

Advance preparation: Cut franks lengthwise almost to opposite side. Cook onion in butter till tender but not brown. Combine stuffing mix, onion, water, catsup, and relish; mix well. Mound stuffing atop franks. Place on baking sheet. Cover; chill till serving time.

Before serving: Bake in 400° oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Top franks with cheese strips; return to oven and heat about 3 minutes longer or till cheese melts. Makes 5 or 6 servings.

TUNA-BACON-MACARONI BOWL

1 7 1/4-ounce package macaroni and cheese dinner mix
1/2 cup American cheese spread
3/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 9 1/4-ounce can tuna, drained and flaked
4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Advance preparation: Prepare macaroni and cheese dinner according to package directions; except up 1/2 cup milk instead of milk called for. Stir in cheese spread. Add mayonnaise, tuna, bacon, hard-cooked eggs, pickle relish, and mustard. Chill several hours.

Before serving: Spoon into a lettuce-lined bowl and garnish with additional bacon, if desired. Makes 6 servings.


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Beef Chowder & Cauliflower-Tuna Ahoy

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 10 3/4 ounce cans condensed cream of celery soup
2 16-ounce cans tomatoes, cut up
1 17-ounce can whole kernel corn
1/4 cup snipped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt

Advance preparation: Cook beef, celery, onion, and green pepper till meat is browned; drain. Add condensed soup, undrained tomatoes and corn, the parsley and salt. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Cool quickly. Pour into freezer containers. Seal, label, and freeze.

Before serving: In saucepan heat soup, covered, about 30 minutes or till bubbly. Stir often. Add salt to taste. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

CAULIFLOWER-TUNA AHOY
(Pictured on Divider Card)

Advance preparation: In large covered saucepan cook 1 cup chopped onion in 2 tablespoons water. Stir in: two 11-ounce cans condensed cheddar cheese soup; one 6-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained; 1/2 cup milk; 2 tablespoons snipped parsley; 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce; dash cayenne; and dash pepper. Cook two 10-ounce packages frozen cauliflower; drain and coarsely chop. Drain two 6 1/2- or 7-ounce cans tuna; break into chunks. Fold cauliflower and tuna into cheese sauce mixture. Spoon into two 1 1/2 quart freezer-to-oven casseroles. Cover tightly. Seal, label, and freeze.

Before serving: Bake frozen casserole, covered, in 400° oven for 1 hour. Uncover; continue baking 15 to 20 minutes more or till heated through. If desired, top with buttered crumbs and sprinkle with paprika. (Bake unfrozen casserole in 350° oven for 15 to 20 minutes.) Makes 2 casseroles, 4 servings each.


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