Calico Baked Beans for a Crowd

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: September 24, 2016
Yield: 10-12 servings
Time needed: 2 hours (+ prior preparation of any dried beans used)

This is a beautiful and tasty baked bean dish. No wonder it is recommended for a crowd! But don’t wait for that excuse to try it. I cut the quantities by four and had enough for two single servings.Most of these beans can be purchased in a can, and I found green limas in the frozen food section.

If you do start with dried beans, several varieties can be soaked and cooked together. Reserve the cooking liquid when draining. (Also the liquid from canned beans.) One cup dried beans normally yields 2 1/2 cups cooked.

Calico Baked Beans single serving

Calico Baked Beans single serving

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White Sauce Casserole

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: December 29, 2012
Yield:4 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

Prior preparation needed
Cook soybeans the day before or starting early in the morning

This is a really nice vegetarian casserole based on a white sauce. Just a little vegetable chopping to do and it’s in the oven till dinner is served.

White Sauce Casserole

White Sauce Casserole

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Savory Rye Casserole

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet.
Date tried: March 10, 2012
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 45 minutes + prior preparation

Prior preparation required
Cook rye kernels (1 hour)
Cook split peas (30 minutes)
Rye kernels and split peas should be cooked separately.

This must be the only recipe I have that calls for whole rye kernels.  It is a delightful one-dish meal, not to be missed.

 

Savory Rye Casserole

Savory Rye Casserole

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Potatoes Dauphinois à la Hay

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: April 6, 2012
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: 45 minutes

This is a low-fat variation on scalloped potatoes. The vegetables are cooked in water, not milk and very little cream or butter is used. There is less time in the oven as well, since the potatoes are parboiled first.  If you get new crop potatoes, they don’t even need to be peeled.

Potatoes Dauphinois à la Hay

Potatoes Dauphinois à la Hay

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