"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Eating on the cheap.


More tips for the new depression.

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Italian peasant food. It is so good and practical and cheap. Below is my recipe for a bean dish.

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Friday Supper
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What you will need:
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2 cans of Butter Beans, drained, but retain 1/2 the liquid from one can.
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1 cup of pasta - shell type.
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1/4 cup of chicken broth.
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1-2 clove of garlic, sliced.
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1 dried chili pepper, sliced
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1/4 cup of frozen chopped spinach - add some chopped fresh basil if you like.
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Lots of fresh ground pepper
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Sea salt to taste
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Fresh grated parmesean cheese.
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2 tablespoons of butter.
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Equal amount of olive oil.
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Preparation.
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Saute garlic, spinach, and chili pepper in large saute pan with the olive oil, just to release the flavors of the chili and garlic. Add the beans with a cup of the reserved chicken broth and liquid from the can. (Skip chicken broth for Fridays, and use all the liquid from one can of beans - sounds gross? No, it is really good.) Have ready the cooked pasta. Heat the beans quicly, add the pasta and combine over low heat; stir in the butter and add more pepper - mixture should be slightly soupy.
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Serve in bowls topped with fresh grated cheese - adding more butter if you like.
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Add a romaine with tomato salad and baquette, and you have a simple supper for two.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:35 AM

    If that's how peasants eat, I wanna be one!

    Thanks for sharing - I'm definitely going to make this.

    -Cathy

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  2. michael12:01 PM

    Thanks! I'm going to the store to pick up some of the items that I don't already have, and preparing this dish tonight. You'd better not delete this recipe before I get back!

    I'm always interested in eating on the cheap, so keep those recipes coming.

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  3. Sounds great, lunch for tomorrow afternoon.

    thanks,

    anna b

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  4. michael6:50 AM

    It is delicious.

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  5. Thanks for the recipe, sounds good! FYI, there is a Swanson's vegetable broth which has a nice flavor.

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  6. Terry,

    Recipe was great, we had this for lunch today
    And everyone enjoyed it..
    Thanks again,
    Anna b

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