I don’t know what the weather’s like where you are, but it’s danged cold here– 42º but feels like 37º. Nothing warms one up on a frigid day such as this quite like a nice hot cup of tea. What follows are a handful of tea recipes collected from Mr. Big Food’s Big Food Manual.
Veganizable in the usual way CORN AND TOMATO CASSEROLE 2 ½ C canned corn, drained (or frozen)2 ½ C diced stewed tomatoes (or replace some portion of this with Ro*tel for a spicier dish) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 Tbsp chili powder (preferably homemade—see recipes in Basics section) Butter Bread cubes, cut from buttered toast Preheat oven
Absolutely delicious! Mr. Big Food ground a chuck roast for the meatballs. Nothin’ like it. Photos of some prep cooking here. From Little Joe’s, an old-time Italian restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. This all freezes well, so make the whole batch. LITTLE JOE’S MEATBALLS AND SPAGHETTI SAUCE Serves 6-8 MEATBALLS 1 lb ground
Recipe from Healthy Home Cooking: Fresh Ways with Vegetables (Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1986) Preparation and grilling photos here: Big Food! GRILLED VEGETABLES WITH HERB MARINADE Serves 12Working (and total) time: about 45 minutesCalories 88; Protein 3g; Cholesterol 0mg; Total fat 5g; Saturated fat 1g; Sodium 52mg 6 medium zucchini, each sliced in half crosswise
I did not take a photo of this delightful Easter pound cake. As it’s name implies, it’s a pound cake, so envision pound cake. For Easter, we served it with leftover homemade plum brandy ice cream– did I post that recipe?– and it induced a food coma the likes of which… . Well, it’s sort
Not the prettiest picture– and we should have served it on a platter but we were running out of time & space– but danged good! APPLE SAUSAGE RING 2 lbs bulk sausage (any variety, and preferably homemade—see recipes in Meats section) 2 C plain bread crumbs (preferably homemade—see instructions in Basics section) 2 eggs, beaten
Delicate, dry drink for the evening Cocktail glass Mixing glass 3/4 ounce bourbon 3/4 ounce gin 3/4 ounce peppermint flavored liqueur Stir all ingredients together, with ice, in the mixing glass and strain into the glass From Peter Bohrmann The Bartender’s Guide (2001)
Or something like that. It’s supposed to be “To your health” in Hungarian. But you know, I don’t know you. Or better said, I know some of you better than others. So, assuming the subject line is approximately correct– in a sort of gender-neutral, familial-neutral sense– some of the characters will change, depending on how