Sunday, April 26, 2009

After Work

Yum yum. Any guesses as to what this is? It is slightly reminiscent of cafeteria food. This is from the 1974 After Work Cook Book from Better Homes and Gardens. It is Sweet-Potato-Turkey Pie.
It actually sounds ok, but maybe just looks kind of weird. I don't know why you couldn't just heat up a turkey breast and some sweet potatoes quickly, but then it wouldn't belong in a 70's cookbook, right?
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
1 17 oz. can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed (um, drained?)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen chopped onion
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 cups diced cooked turkey (diced turkey?)
1 10 3/4 oz. can condensed cream of mushroom soup (no suburban pantry is without this)
1 8-oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
1 8-oz. can peas, drained
1 small tomato, peeled and diced
(That's a lot of ingredients for after work. Now way would I have patience for that with the baby pulling on my legs and the 5 year old asking me questions.)
Preheat oven to 350. Beat first 3 ingredients and 1/4 tsp. salt into mashed sweet potatoes. Line a 9-inch pie plate with potato mixture, building up edges 1/2 inch high. Cook onion in 1 tablespoon butter till almost tender. Stir in turkey, soup, corn, peas, tomato and 1/4 tsp. salt. Spoon into sweet potato shell. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Serves 6.
Oh boy. Seems like a long baking time for after work, too.
I scanned a new knitting-romance book over the weekend by Christine Ridgeway. Cute. But - I don't know if the hobby genre can cross with romance like it does with mystery. It's strange to go from a steamy shower scene to a knitting shop, but why not? Isn't that how our lives work, after all? (grin)
What do you think? I'm working on a display of hobby fiction for the library. If you are interested, I can send you the list when it's done later this week.

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