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Beautiful Food: Just In Time for Sunday Dinner

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Real Hungarian Goulash (Bubbe Style)

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On the Road: Cornish Pasties and Bread Pudding

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Basil Season: Pesto!

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Buttery Coucous with Raisins and Turnips

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Refreshing Cold Pasta Vegetable Salad

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Skillet Chicken With Mushrooms and Red Potatoes

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Straight From the Wagontrain: Sunday Night Chili

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Did you ever wonder where chili comes from? Whether you have the 4 alarm chili that leaves you eyes watering and your hands frantically searching for the milk, or a mellower blend of vegetables, meat, beans and delicate seasoning, almost everyone enjoys a good bowl of chili.

Maybe if we were eating the same chili as the cowboy trails of the American west where this popular dish originated we wouldn’t be so quick to fill our bowls! Chili peppers were mashed together with whatever meat was available, beans and whatever other herbs were available and cooked overnight. The chili peppers could mask the taste of meat which was a little past it’s prime.

Check out the recipe below for a secret ingredient, ginger, for a delicate warmth on a cold winter night.

Sunday Night Chili

5 lb ground round or 95% lean ground beef

1/2 red pepper

1/2 sweet onion

1/2 green pepper

3 T chili powder

1 T garlic powder

1/4 t ginger

1 small can diced tomatos

1 large can tomato sauce

1 small can dark red kidney beans

1 small can hominy

Brown the meat with diced pepper and onion, add spices, then tomatoes and beans. Cook on low for an hour. Serve with rice or elbow macaroni. Mix up some cornbread to round out the meal.

Cornbread

1 c flour

1 c cornmeal

1 t salt

3 t baking powder

1/4 c suger

1 egg

3 T oil

1 1/2 c milk

Mix sugar, oil, egg. Sift together and mix with previous ingredients. Stir in milk. Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees, until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Snow for Dinner

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“Bubbe can we live on snow?” my middle grandson asks. Early this morning watching a million tiny flakes sparkle in the street light I knew for certain that my soul could live on snow, but by the time I got home my stomach convinced me that my body could not.

Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Robert Frost
Since we can’t live on snow Bubbe is making Shabbat evening special. Slowly simmered beef with mash potatoes. Roasted zucchini. Challah and orange jello with fresh orange slices.
I made a separate page for the recipes to make it easier to read. Enjoy!