Archive for May, 2011


Stuffed Meat Loaf Kibby bil Sanieh

baking bread+being a meat lover;how to combine both?(in one recipe) basically wheat and spiced meat, Stuffed Meat Loaf,Kibby bil Sanieh….

Stuffed Meat Loaf

Kibby bil Sanieh

adapted from betty Crocker’s International Cookbook
made from ingredients on hand
made smaller than original recipe
page 166

1/4 lb bulgar wheat,4 oz.

1/2 lb ground beef,8 oz.

onion, chopped

salt , pepper

chilled rendered bacon fat


1 link italian sausage


pine nuts,about a tablespoon or so

dash of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg

cover the bulgar with cold water for 10 minutes empty bulgar into a strainer lined with a dish towel wrap and squeeze out the water. Mix ground beef, chopped onion, salt and pepper add bulgar, knead until well mixed.

prepare the stuffing,

uncase the sausage link and saute with onion, pine nuts and seasonings.

In a small oven proof dish press in half of the beef mixture, then the filling and then the remaining beef mixture.

Spread out a teaspoon or so of bacon fat on top.

Cook at 350 degrees, about 30 minutes, (a small ovenproof dish can fit into a toaster oven).

let it cool and set up about 5-10 minutes.

serves 3-4 or 1 hungry person over several hours.

no idea on beverage paring, could be eaten with salad greens etc.

perhaps ………


Eggplant spinach lasagna

Eggplant spinach lasagna

cut eggplant lengthwise, season and oil, roast in oven
set aside;

sauté chopped onion and garlic, green pepper in oil
add flour, season etc.
add cream, milk etc. to make a white sauce
add cheese
add chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce
cooked till thickened
set aside;

make wide pasta noodles
about 2 cups flours 2 eggs

assemble (13x9x2) as you would with layers of
pasta, eggplant and baby spinach with the sauce.

Bake till bubbly

sorry no pix maybe if I make it again I’ll take some pictures


Replacing the Motor brushes Kitchen Aid K45

The 20 + year old Kitchen Aid mixer occasional sputtered and then would not start without manually rotating the flat beater usually indicating a bad armature or brushes. fortunately the motor brushes are easily serviced. Unplug the mixer, unscrew the brush caps (one on each side) and carefully withdraw the spring-loaded brushes. Carbon brushes are not expensive and were obtained online from Goodmans. Brushes are $5.98 a set (2), and a replacement for a worn flat beater was $12.99. One important point when replacing the brushes is to note that they are not rectangular but have a diagonal edge on one side. The end of the brush holder, internally, not seen, is slightly crimped on the edge to correspond with the diagonal side of the brush. Simply speaking, note the positioning of the old brushes when they are removed and align the new brushes the same way. The other problem encountered is that the brushes must be able to slide into the holders with little or no effort. The springs will press them into contact with the armature and they must be free to slide into place. One brush on mine stuck and had to be sanded slightly to insure contact with the armature. I also have had the mixer apart to clean the armature contacts, and years ago to grease and replace a stripped gear from most likely overloading attachments, most parts are still available and diagrams downloadable/ printable for assembly/disassembly. So this crucial piece of equipment mixes on.

the old and new motor brushes


Break ______fast

Silver Dollar Pancakes, bacon, fruit, coffee

Silver Dollar Pancakes

Small amounts of pancake batter, cooked on a hot griddle to make tiny pancakes; serve with syrup. 24 pancakes; 30 minutes. Page 427 Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook 1980  ,Zoe Coulson


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