Memorial Cookbook

Those Who Have Died
by Suicide






1/2 c. flour
1 pt. milk
salt and pepper to taste

5 lbs. potatoes
2-lb. ham
1 box Velveeta cheese
1 stick butter

Preheat oven to 350. Peel and slice potatoes place in large baking pan. Cut ham in cubes, place with potatoes in baking pan. In sauce pan on medium heat, melt butter and add flour until creamy. Add milk, cube up cheese and add to milk. Heat until cheese is melted and you have a nice cheese sauce. Pour over the potatoes and ham. Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown on top. Cool and serve.
                                                                       Pamela K. Cabrera - Kansas
                                                                                     In loving memory of
                                                                                     David Craig Harper







The death of a parent is the death of the past. The death of a spouse is the death of the present. The death of a child is the death of the future.




salt to taste
2-3 c. meat sauce or tomato sauce
grated Parmigiana or Romano cheese, or a mixture of the two

2-3 lbs. tripe
1 carrot
1 rib of celery
1 onion

If you haven't bought the tripe already boiled, wash it very well, then cut it into fairly large pieces and boil it in a big pot with the carrot, celery, onion, and salt. Skim the surface often and simmer for 4-5 hours, adding water if need be. Once the tripe is cooked drain it well and cut it into the traditional thin strips. While the tripe was cooking you will have prepared the meat or tomato sauce (you'll want 2-3 cups). Simmer the tripe in the meat/tomato sauce for a half hour more, then dust it well with grated cheese, and serve steaming hot. I'm not sure about the number of people this serves. If it was for Dave, it would just serve one person! But, I think it will serve at least 2 or 3.

Note: I don't have a name for this recipe - but I know it was Dave's very favorite. My mom used to make it and when Dave was older he used to scout it out in local Italian restaurants. For lack of a better name I'll call it Dave's Tripe.
                                                                              Tina Ortega - Pennsylvania
                                                                                        In loving memory of
                                                                                                 Dave Taticchi




Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
                                                                             Holy Bible, Matthew 5:4





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