Gone the sun Bread is done. Ahem. “We are quite sure that when the Romans invaded Greece they had their eating habits changed dramatically. The Greeks were better bakers. … . ” I bake bread. And I can tell you that this is one of the best breads I have ever baked.
And a salad! Is it wrong to refer to adults as “the kids?” Whatever. The kids have taken to preparing dinner one night each week. For supper this Meatless Monday they made pizzas and a salad. That’s homemade from scratch crust. Yeast. Sugar. Flour. Water and Whatnot. If you had passed through the kitchen on
To veganize, substitute almond milk. CRUNCHY CORNMEAL ONION RINGS Serves 4-6 4 onions Milk or buttermilk 2 C corn meal 1 tsp salt Dash black pepper Oil for deep frying Slice onions ¼ inch thick and separate into rings. Soak onion rings in milk or buttermilk to cover for 30 minutes, then drain. Combine cornmeal,
As Mr. Big Food was b-b-qing chicken over applewood, he dictated to me the recipe for this broccoli salad. I took it down as it was more than I could have remembered in my head. The one on the right– the one without the hardboiled eggs– is Miss M’s. I did not take a picture of
To veganize, omit sausage and cheese “Enhanced by sausage and cheese, this ratatouille makes a complete meal. For vegetarians, just omit the sausage. (Recipe contest entry: Mrs. Gene Stecyk, Los Angeles, CA)”—The Garlic Lovers’ Cookbook (1980) GILROY RATATOUILLE Makes 8 servings 5 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 onions, sliced thin 1/3 C olive oil 1 bell pepper, cut into
Add peas! INDIAN RICE Serves 5 ¼ C onion, sliced very thin 3 Tbsp slivered almonds 2 Tbsp butter ¼ C seedless raisins 2 C hot, cooked long grain rice Melt butter in small skillet, and cook onions and almonds until golden. Add raisins and heat through until they puff. Stir mixture into rice, mixing
Vegan! We had some leftover cooked broccoli which Mr. Big Food substituted for the celery. Since it was cooked, he added it after the casserole had been baking about 40 minutes. He used olive oil for the “fat.” “Either fresh or canned vegetables may be combined for this delicious casserole.”—The Encyclopedia of Cooking Complete in
Best with home grown veggies CHINESE FRIED RICE II Serves 6 2 Tbsp oil 2 large onions, chopped 2 C cooked rice 1 to 2 Tbsp soy sauce ½ tsp salt 2 C chopped cooked meat (optional) 2 Tbsp peeled diced carrots 2 Tbsp cooked green peas Heat oil, fry onions until brown, add rice,
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
Butter crunch lettuce, red lettuce, monstrosity spinach, radishes, onions, garden cress, broccoli raab, and mushrooms with California red French dressing on the side. Yes. You can eat the flowers. Also a vegan variation of Collards Cooked with Garlic and Chicken Broth which, duh, substitutes veggie broth for chicken broth and this evening, giant red mustard
Who doesn’t love cabbage? “From my cousin Vaclav Koudelka in Lubacovice”—Pat Kriska CABBAGE IN CREAM ½ stick butter 1 medium head cabbage, tough outer leaves removed, cored, and chopped 1 C heavy cream Salt, pepper, to taste 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tsp paprika In a saucepan large enough to hold all the cabbage, sauté
Prepared vegan pizza Prepared decidedly non-vegan pizza Ready to eat vegan pizza Ready to eat decidedly non-vegan pizza See how well we ☾☮ ૐ ✡ ☥☯† ?? We watched the first episode of the first season of the Dick Van Dyke Show. I did not know that Dick was a raging alcoholic, did you? The
we had a nice supper! Chicken à la Louisiane Corn O’Brien (vegan)
I need to work on the color balance of this photo because the white sweet potatoes were a little whiter than they appear here. The vegan side dish with tonight’s oven fried chicken. Pulled the sweet taters out of the garden about 10 days ago. Washed them off. Pare boiled them for about 20 minutes.
As you know, Monday is was Veggie Night. We eat a lot of veggies! The first order of business on Veggie Night is to fry some Bacon so there is Bacon fat. The second piece of business is to calculate how to cut down on the amount of cheese called for in these old recipes.