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Cheap eats

April 26th, 2006 at 02:02 pm

It has been raining steadily and there is flooding in some parts of the area. I decided not to go get groceries, but see if I could feed myself from what I had for a few days.

So tonight I cooked up this recipe:
Cook last of macaroni in package for a few minutes. Drain, reserving cup of cooking water.
Fry half an onion until golden, stir in 1 teaspoon curry powder. Toss in
Half a small rutabaga, chopped and
1 cup cooked red kidney beans, thawed from freezer.
Add the reserved pasta water, cover and simmer until tender. stir in the macaroni and heat through.

Grandma, who learned to cook in the Depression, would have been proud of me.

BTW, a lot of people never think of cooking rutabagas (we call them swedes here) but they are very cheap and nutritious. Use them often in soups and stews.

3 Responses to “Cheap eats”

  1. LittleGopher Says:

    Love rutabagas! My mom used them in stews when I was kid, and I do too. I haven't used them otherwise, but I may have to - your recipe sounds good!

  2. carol Says:

    That sounds good! Great job on coming up with that so you didn't have to get out in the pouring rain.

  3. baselle Says:

    I love rutabagas and sneak them into beef stew whenever possible. When I bought a couple, one of the checkout girls didn't know what it was. If I was evil frugal I would have called it a potato and saved me .20/lb.. Smile

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