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Old fashioned cook

April 21st, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Yesterday we went to the library and I snagged a magazine I had not seen on the shelves before..."Mother Earth Living." It has some cool recipes and money saving articles.

One article outlined that old fashioned cooks cook with a budget in mind. The example is they serve pot roast instead of filet because you can use a cheaper cut of meat. They use what they have and try to make things stretch.

I thought this really described many of us on SA blogs.

I found a slow cooker recipe I really want to try:

Tuscan White Bean Soup
2 cups dried white beans such as great northern
6 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup olive oil
salt to taste
1 T chopped fresh rosemary for garnish

Rinse beans thoroughly and place them in a 7 quart slow cooker along with water, onion, garlic and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaf. Either with an immersion blender or put in a blender or food processor, puree until desired consistency. Add salt to taste.

Ladle soup into bowls. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary.

7 Responses to “Old fashioned cook”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    sounds good!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yummy!

  3. snafu Says:

    I make something similar and suggest soaking the great n

  4. snafu Says:

    I make something similar and suggest soaking the great northern, navy, Italian butter beans, or cannellini, overnight in cold water. Cooking time depends on when the beans are cooked through. The dry, bagged beans are remarkably inexpensive and like rice a cup of dry beans absorb water and plump up nearly triple. There are endless recipes on-line just add the spices, vegetables and liquids your family will eat

  5. snafu Says:

    sorry, having computer crazies...was trying to say soak dry beans overnight in cold water before cooking....

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I wish I could get over my textural issues with beans so I could make recipes like this.

  7. MissAngel Says:

    LuckyRobin: me too!! I am very picky about eating beans and I'm sorry that I am!

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