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Green Tomato Casserole (VRP 400)

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Vintage Recipe Box 400 comes to us from Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H and has a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below, which is an order form to purchase the box.)

At this time, we do not know anything about the history of the box.

We do show that this box came to us with another box, but at this time, we are not sure if the same person owned them or if the eBay seller grouped them.

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Green Tomato Casserole

Green Tomato Casserole

Green Tomato Casserole (VRP 400)


In a large heavy skillet, cook 8 medium-sized green tomatoes and 3 large onions, all sliced until they are mushy. Stir in curry powder, salt and paprika to taste. Let the mixture cool and stir in about 1½ cups sour cream. Pour the mixture into a casserole and sprinkle the top with a mixture of coarse roll crumbs, buttered, and grated Parmesan cheese. Bake the casserole in a moderate oven (350 F.) until the vegetable mixture bubbles and the crumbs are well browned.

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