one thing that pat has been asking for me to send is pepperoni rolls. now, if you aren't from west virginia, you've never had a pepperoni roll. you may think you've had one, but my guess is what you've had is more like stromboli-with cheese and/or sauce- than what a real pepperoni roll is.
at it's simplest, a pepperoni roll is delicious home made bread wrapped a round a large piece of pepperoni. that's it!
i make my bread from scratch. i use a family potato bread recipe and buy large sticks of pepperoni that i chop up. for this batch i wanted to make bite-size pieces to ship. i'm not sure how they will hold up on the long trip overseas and through the heat, but it's worth a shot.
i found a big jar filled with a party mix that i dumped out that i could fill with the bite size pieces. it actually worked out perfect, one batch filled up the entire jar. i was so proud for picking the right size container!