Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Casserole Cookbook

Still with the McCall's series - this one is Casserole Cookbook and even includes desserts. I am particularly fond of this picture, with the puffy ring of squash put on top. Odd in the extreme.

Savory Beef Stew with Squash
3 lb chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes. (Yes, that's pounds, and would cutting that up take all day?)
1/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons salad oil
1 clove crushed garlic (an entire clove?)
1/2 pound small white onions
4 celery stalks, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 beef-bouillon cube
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup Burgundy
1 pkg frozen peas, partially thawed (?)
2 1/2 lb. butternut squash
salt (?)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
I'm not even going to type in the 11 steps to this one - it takes forever and is very labor intensive. (and I'm not talking about the typing)

I'm supposed to be reading for my next Crimespree article and writing a story for an anthology. I'm not doing either (I will though, don't worry). I am addicted to games and have discovered that Sally's Spa is almost as good as going to a spa!

1 comment:

Joe said...

Food presentation from this era boggles my mind... it's interesting looking, but very unappetizing...