Better Thanksgiving Turkey Technique .::. Episode 43

A better way to cook your turkey this Thanksgiving. Jim Bero demonstrates a technique that cooks your bird twice as fast and makes it twice as juicy and delicious. Also, roasting pan tips and ideas for Thanksgiving leftover recipes. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Food Talk with Chef Benjamin Bird .::. Episode 42

In this episode Jim and Marilyn Bero talk recipes and techniques with Executive Chef Benjamin Bird from The Gould Hotel in downtown Seneca Falls. Also, some big announcements on plans for the holiday season at The Gould and how Jim once made a disaster out of Beef Wellington while cooking for his father-in-law.

P&R Macaroni & Auburn’s Best Craps Game .::. Episode 41

This week, Jim and Marilyn share some recipes from an old P&R Macaroni cookbook. These great dishes have stood the test of time and are perfect for the wintry months ahead. Also, stories from the history of Marilyn’s family in Auburn and P&R Macaroni that include an account of Jim & Marilyn’s “arranged” marriage.

FROM P&R MACARONI COOK BOOK:
VERMICELLI WITH MUSHROOM AND GORGONZOLA

1 TEASPOON UNSALTED BUTTER, 1CUP SLICED MUSHROOMS, 1/4 CUP CHOPPED ONION, 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED PARSLEY
1CUP CREAM, 2 TABLESPOONS GORGONZOLA CHEESE, 8 OUNCES VERMICELLI PASTA

SAUTE IN A LARGE PAN BUTTER,
ADD MUSHROOMS; COOK MEDIUM HEAT 5 MINUTES
ADD ONION AND PARSLEY; COOK 5 MINUTES
ADD CREAM AND GORGONZOLA; COOK 5 MINUTES
ADD 1/4 CUP SALTED PASTA WATER AND THE PASTA COOKED AL DENTE; COOK FOR 1 MINUTE
SERVE DRIZZLED WITH OLIVE OIL

CABBAGE AND SAUSAGE CASSEROLE

1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL, COOKED,CHOPPED HAM,2 CUPS CABBAGE, SLICED THIN, 1 CUP ONIONS, SLICED THIN,
1 POUND ITALIAN SAUSAGE CUT INTO 1 INCH PIECES, 1/2 CUP CHICKEN STOCK, 1 CUP MILK, 2 TABLESPOONS FLOUR
SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE

IN A LARGE SKILLET , SAUTE OVER MEDIUM HEAT OLIVE OIL, HAM, CABBAGE, ONION; COOK 5 MINUTES
ADD SAUSAGE; COOK 10 MINUTES
ADD CHICKEN; COOK FOR 2 MINUTES
SPRINKLE IN FLOUR, STIIR; COOK 1 MINUTE
ADD MILK, STIR UNTIL THICKENS
ADD SALT AND PEPPER
SERVE CASSEROLE

TUNA POTATO CHIP CASSEROLE
SERVED FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE BEROS

11/3 OUNCE CAN OF TUNA DRAINED, 1 CAN CONDENSED MUSHROOM SOUP, 1/2 CUP MILK, 1/4 CUP CHOPPED CELERY,
1/4 CUP MINCED ONION 2 CUPS CRUSHED POTATO CHIPS BREAD CRUMBS, BUTTER

MIX IN A BOWL, TUNA FISH, MUSHROOM SOUP, MILK, POTATO CHIPS, CELERY, ONION
POUR INTO A BUTTERED CASSEROLE DISH
TOP WITH BREAD CRUMBS, DOT WITH PIECES OF BUTTER
BAKE AT 375 DEGREES FOR 20 MINUTES
SERVE CASSEROLE

STUFFED GREEN PEPPERS

1/2 CUP GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE, 1/2 CHOPPED ONION, 3 MINCED GARLIC CLOVES, 3 TABLESPOONS CHOPPED KALAMATA OLIVES
1/2 CUP CHOPPED PARSLEY,3V MINCED ANCHOVIES,1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED CAPERS, 11/2 CUP FRESH ITALIAN BREAD CRUMBS
1 TEASPOON BLACK PEPPER, 3 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL, 5 TO 6 GREEN PEPPERS

MIX IN A BOWL ONION, GARLIC, OLIVES, PARSLEY, ANCHOVIES , CAPERS, BLACK PEPPER,BREAD CRUMBS, OLIVE OL , PARMESAN

CUT TOP OFF THE PEPPERS, CUT AND WASH OUT SEEDS AND MEMBRANE
STUFF PEPPERS WITH BREAD MIXTURE; PACK LOOSELY
SAUTE IN OLIVE OIL OVER MEDIUM TURNING TO COOK ON ALL SIDES
PLACE PEPPERS IN OVEN AT 350 DEGREES FOR 20 MINUTES
BEST TO REFRIGERATE OVER NIGHT
SLICE INTO WEDGES AND SERVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE