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Volunteer Vittles Vol. 295  Cat Adams
 Nov 25, 2001 16:21 PST 
Volunteer Vittles Vol. 295
November 25, 2001

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Contents in this issue:
. Recipe: Corned Beef 'n' Corona - Crockpot
. Hints from Helga
. Little Vittles Recipe: Quick PBJ Breakfast
. Cute Toons
. Recipe: Oatmeal Fritters
. Pet Place
. Recipe: Jeanne's English Trifle
. Recommended Web Sites
. Humor/Inspirational
. Recipe: No-Knead English Muffin Bread
. Reader Comments and Requests

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RECIPE: Corned Beef 'n' Corona - Crockpot

Reader Myron (aka "Beach Boy") shares:

             CORNED BEEF 'N' CORONA

I placed a 4-lb. corned beef (spice packet discarded!)
in the crockpot and bathed it with a 12-oz. bottle of
Corona (mild, Mexican) beer. Crocked all-day (about 12
hours) on low.

It's so-o-o good... tender and tasty. It's already half
gone after only 12 hours! It has a slightly different
taste from the cola version... however, the spices in
the corned beef overpower the beer taste... so if you
don't like beer, don't worry!

Can't wait for some corned beef on rye with deli mustard
later on today!

Happy crocking!

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Hints From Helga:

Thanks to you all for sending in advice for Nanette.
Your suggestions follow.

Reader Nanette asked:

   I was wondering if any of your readers know a way to
   keep the green from hard mineral well water from
   building up in your hair. I put blond color in and
   it seems to turn it a bit green. Thanks.

Reader GrannyB suggests:

   Try good old vinegar.

Reader Lois shares:

   I don't know for sure but I think the stuff they sell to
   remove pool chlorine from hair would work. Good luck.

Reader Ruth recommends:

   About Nanette's green tinged hair, I found a site,
   www.pioneerthinking.com/beauty.html, where they give
   simple hair rinse ideas, especially for natural and
   unnatural blondes (like me). They give recipes for
   honey/lemon rinse that really does the trick for
   brightening blonde hair and highlights.

   I also use a shampoo by Aussie, called Intermissions,
   Color Enhancing Shampoo "Moonlight Reflections". It's
   a violet color that neutralizes unwanted colors in blonde,
   grey, white and highlighted hair. It is wonderful. I wash
   my hair with it at least once a week and rinse with the
   honey/lemon mixture. It really keeps the unwanted colors
   out of my hair.

   The Pioneer Thinking site has lots of different recipes
   for different colors of hair. Hope this helps, Nanette,
   it worked for me.

Readers John & Helen share:

   Use Malibu shampoo for well water or any other shampoo that
   will take out the impurities in your water.

Reader Shonna suggests:

   I use vinegar in my shampoo once a week to remove buildup
   from styling products. Vinegar works for everything else,
   so it might work to get the green out!

Reader Gail recommends:

   When I was younger (a lot younger) and lived at home, I was
   a natural blonde, and we had hard water. Mom used to rinse
   my hair with 1/2 cup lemon juice. It not only kept it from
   turning off color, it also made it feel smooth and was super

Reader Golde asks:

   I love candles and I have a new carpet and have somehow
   dipped the candle over and there was a lot of melted wax
   and it went onto the carpet... it's bad.

   I have tried getting it off and can't. It splattered in
   such a large area that I have a large floor pillow covering

   Can you help me? The color of the wax is white, the color
   of the carpet is dark beige. Note: Ice did not work.

   Thank you in advance for any help you can give me... Have
   a nice day.

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Reader Sally Jo shares:

                QUICK PBJ BREAKFAST

1 (8-inch) flour tortilla
2 to 3 Tbsp. peanut butter
2 to 3 Tbsp. grape jelly
1 small banana, peeled

Place tortilla on paper towel. Microwave for 10 to 20
seconds on High until the tortilla is soft and warm. Spread
with peanut butter. Top with grape jelly. Place the banana
near the right edge of the tortilla. Fold up the bottom
one-fourth of the tortilla. Bring right edge over the banana
and roll up. Makes 1 serving.
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RECIPE: Oatmeal Fritters

Reader Susan shares:

                 OATMEAL FRITTERS

1 cup rolled oats
2 small onions, minced
5 tablespoons chopped parsley
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

For Sauce:
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 lb tomatoes, quartered and seeded
1 onion, minced
1/2 bay leaf
1/2 sprig fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh parsley

In a bowl, mix the oats, onions, parsley, eggs, and salt
thoroughly. Let rest for 5 minutes.

FOR SAUCE: Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a medium frying pan.
Blend the tomato and onion in a blender and strain on top of the
hot oil. Add the herbs and cook over high heat until the fat
rises to the surface, about 8 minutes. Remove the herbs and set
the pan aside.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a separate medium
frying pan. Put 1 rounded tablespoon of the oat mixture at a
time into the pan and flatten with a spatula. Cook, turning once,
over medium heat until golden.

Place the fritters in the tomato sauce and cook over very low
heat for approximately 10 minutes, turning once. Serve.

Makes 10 fritters.
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Reader Anita shares:


2 tablespoons honey
2 3/4 cups water
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together honey,
water, applesauce, vanilla and egg. In a separate bowl, mix
peanuts, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add wet
ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, mixing well.
Spoon into a greased muffin tin, filling each cup two-thirds
full. Bake for 35 minutes. Store in a sealed container.

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RECIPE: Jeanne's English Trifle
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Reader Jeanne shares:


Pound Cake or Lady Fingers
Rum, brandy, sherry or any liqueur
1 20 oz can peaches drained
1 20 oz can chunky fruit cocktail drained
2 pints strawberries sliced
(reserve perfect whole berries for decoration)
2 pkgs. large vanilla pudding made according to package
1 small pkg. thin almond slivers
2 containers whipping cream
1 pkg. whip cream stabilizer
2 TBSP sugar

Cube pound cake or arrange ladyfingers round bottom and sides
of large clear glass bowl. Pour liqueur over and cover with
plastic wrap. Leave overnight to marinate.

Put drained fruit and sliced strawberries over cake. Pour in
vanilla pudding. Top with almond slivers. Whip whipping crème
with stabilizer and sugar. Put in piping bag and distribute
over top. Garnish with whole berries.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least eight hours
or overnight.


Use any combination fruit or berries. Use any flavor pudding or
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Reader Ruth shares:

   Pumpkin Nook : Pumpkin Recipes Galore!

Tessa recommends:

   Fireless Cooking

Reader Susan suggests:

   Good recipe site:


Do you have a favorite cooking, household tips, or
craft web site (maybe your own)?
Please share it...
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Reader Jessie shares:

"Actually eight company menus are quite enough for any
cook, but if you find you are serving the same thing
too often to the same people then invite someone else
instead. It is much easier to change your friends than
your cookbook." - Peg Bracken

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RECIPE: No-Knead English Muffin Bread

Reader Srfur shares:


2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
6 cups bread flour
2 envelopes quick-rising yeast
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 Teaspoons salt

Heat milk to 120 to 130 degrees in saucepan. Add water. Add to
3 cups flour in bowl; beat with spoon until smooth. Mix remaining
3 cups flour with yeast, sugar, baking soda and salt in another
bowl. Then add to batter; mix well.

Spoon into 2 loaf pans sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Let
rise for 30 to 45 minutes.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until loaves test done.
Remove to wire rack to cool. Cut into slices and toast to serve.
Yield 12 servings.
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Thank you all for sending in your recipes, requests,
tips, and comments! We appreciate it.

Reader Ronnie (from Florida) asks:

   Hi, I am originally from South Jersey (now living in FL)
   and I really miss their deep fried panzarottis. I was
   wondering if any of your kind readers had any good recipes
   for the dough. I hope to hear from someone. Thanks a bunch!!!

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Reader Marilyn (for Terry) shares:

   Yield: 1 serving

   1 can Sweetened condensed milk
   small Metal rack
   large Pot

   Place can on rack in pot. Fill with water to completely
   cover can by an inch or more. Boil for 4 hours. Carefully
   remove can and set in refrigerator till cool. Open one
   end of can and turn over onto plate, open other end and
   push caramel through can onto plate.

   4 hours turns the milk into a rich brown solid pudding.
   Less time will leave it more syrupy. Spread onto dessert
   bread or cookie or eat plain. Use on frozen desserts or
   as frosting.

   Don't forget about the pot, an Argentine friend advises
   that after 8 hours of boiling the cans explode, and the
   cleanup is spectacular!

Reader Betty asks:

   My husband and I are alone now but who can make soup or chili
   for just 2 people--or even 2 servings each? We are canners
   from way back but all the canning books tell us not to put in
   beans or rice or pasta or all the other things that go into soup.
   Canned soups have all these things, so why can't I??

   Hope you can give me an answer or solution to this problem and
   by the way--I look forward to your column, it's invaluable.


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Reader Charlie asks:

   Do you have a recipe for Johnny Marzetti? I can't seem to
   find one anywhere.

   We used to get it at school for lunch in the cafeteria. It
   is a ground beef, egg noodles with canned tomato casserole
   dish. It is really good but I can't remember the correct
   spices and flavorings that go with it.

   Rather than experiment and waste good ingredients I thought
   I'd see if you or any of the group might have it. It may be
   called John Marzetti or Johnny Marzetti.


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