I requested cabbage in our box this week, not quite sure what I was going to do with it. Could have made cole slaw (it is hot enough!), but wanted to do a hot main dish instead. Must be my German heritage coming out, though my mother rarely made cabbage. (My Dad would not have eaten it!) I found this recipe from Hubpages.com for a Polish dish. I found several other recipes as well, including one with a little crushed red pepper in it. I used the method from the Hubpages recipe, but a combination of ingredients from several dishes for this recipe. Note that this method takes a LONG time to cook at a very low temperature.
Just an FYI-I am cutting back on the frequency of my postings. I will be starting a statistics class in a couple of weeks, hopefully with more classes to follow. Trying to turn this into a positive for my blog-if I publish less, I’m hoping the recipes will be more interesting.
My original plan for the kale in our box this week was to use it for a casserole for dinner. When I was searching for a recipe, I came across a recipe for Kale Slaw on Bon Appetit. We were invited to a barbeque over the weekend, so I figured, “why not!”
(I can’t believe I experimented on my friends!)
I loved the balsamic vinaigrette recipe I found at Chinese Grandma. I had some left, and can’t wait to take it to work for my salad tomorrow!
Isn’t it funny-I find myself selecting vegetables now that I used to avoid as a child. This week, it was winter squash. I saw this Betty Crocker recipe and decided to get some squash and try it. It turned out well, not at all the mushy stuff I remember from childhood.
I must still be out of the blogging habit. I made a great new recipe tonight, and forgot to take a picture to post with the recipe! You will have to take my word for it-this recipe looks a little funky but tasted great! I used the leeks and potatoes from our box with some Italian sausage and apple to make a “one pot meal.”
It’s a very busy week at our house, so I plan to use the crock pot a lot. While looking for a way to cook sweet potatoes in the crock pot, I came across this recipe from About.com for a cranberry apple combination. I decided to change it up a little, with fresh apple rather than apple sauce, and dried cranberries. I also added some cinnamon and nutmeg, since those spices went well with all of the other ingredients.