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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 with 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 that is an order form to purchase the box.)
At this time we do not know anything about the history of the box.
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Veal Parmigiana (VRP 400)
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- ½ cup cornflake crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 lb. veal cutlets or veal steak, about 1/4 inch thick
- 1 slightly beaten egg
- Dash pepper
- 1 -8ounce can tomato sauce
- ½ teaspoon oregano, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- Dash onion salt
- 2 thin slices mozzarella cheese, halved
Melt butter or margarine in 10x6x1½-inch baking dish. Combine cornflake crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Cut veal in serving pieces; dip in egg, then in crumb mixture. Place in baking dish. Bake in hot oven (400° F.) 20 minutes. Turn meat; continue baking 15 to 20 minutes or till tender. Meanwhile, combine tomato sauce, oregano, sugar, and onion salt; heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Pour sauce over meat. Top with cheese. Return to oven to melt cheese slices, about 3 minutes. Serve with buttered noodles. Makes 4 servings.
*If meat is cut thicker than 1/4 inch, pound thin with a meat mallet).