Recipe of the week

“Oddly, it is not real cooks who insist that the finest ingredients are necessary to produce a delicious something….Real cooks take stale bread and aging onions and make you happy.”
Susan Wigand, Cooking as Courtship 

This is precisely what happened to me at lunch today. Tomorrow is shopping day. That means today is slim pickings day. I had spaghetti sauce and some noodles that I warmed up for Jeremy, but, alas – I could find nothing for myself ( I don’t eat pasta). Suddenly I remembered I did have an option! I took a baking potato (raw), peeled it, and grated it coarsely. I added an egg, a few tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and a dash each of salt and pepper. I heated my cast iron skillet with a puddle of bacon grease in the center, and fried myself some potato pancakes. They were delicious – the flavor was like McDonald’s French fries! The pancakes would have been good with just ketchup, or applesauce (a favorite of mine!) but I needed a bit of protein, too, so I spooned some of my meaty spaghetti sauce over each pancake, sprinkled on a little more Parmesan cheese, and sat down to enjoy my creation. It was pretty good for not having anything in the cupboard! ๐Ÿ™‚

One response to “Recipe of the week”

  1. Sarah Avatar

    Mmmmmm…sounds so good! Very creative, Trina.

    You should see the biscuits I made tonight…talk about interesting. They are as flat as a pancake and turn quickly into crumbs when you touch them, but I like them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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