Spaghetti for Peanuts

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried:November 10, 2017
Yield:4 servings
Time needed: 45 minutes

This was a complete flop with the family. Sounds good on paper, but although I love black olives, they detracted from this dish, as did the sauce. A simple oil & garlic dressing might have been much better.

Spaghetti for Peanuts

Spaghetti for Peanuts
2 cups broken spaghetti
2-4 Tbsp margarine
3 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cups buttermilk or low-fat milk
1/2 onion finely chopped
3 drops hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped peanuts
1/3 cup bread crumbs

Cook spaghetti until tender. Drain and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350oF.

Heat margarine in a medium saucepan.
Add flour, salt, mustard and pepper. Stir until flour is brown.
Add buttermilk, onion, pepper sauce. Stir until thickened.

Put half the spaghetti in a casserole.
Top with half the olives, cheese and peanuts.
Repeat layers.
Pour sauce on top and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake for 25 minutes.

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Super Summer Tuna

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: July 7, 2013
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 20 minutes plus time to chill.

Prior preparation needed:
hardboil eggs
cook pasta
(Do these the morning or evening before and the salad can be assembled in 5-10 minutes for lunch or supper.)

This does well as a main-dish salad for a summer supper.
Simple to put together on a busy day.  Relax and enjoy.

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Pasta & Kasha

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: March 31, 2017
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed: 25 minutes

I regret to say I was not particularly enthralled with this combination of flavours. One really needs to enjoy buckwheat to like this dish. Or have some good ideas on spices and condiments to dress it up.

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Peasant Soup

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: March 1, 2014
Yield: 8 servings
Time needed: 90 minutes

Prior preparation needed:
Soak beans overnight or bring to boil, let cook a few minutes, cover and let stand one hour before proceeding with recipe.

This soup brings back memories of my childhood, especially those days when Daddy decided Mum deserved a day off and chose to make supper for us.  We always looked forward to Daddy’s suppers.  He was no great chef; he didn’t try anything fancy, never followed a recipe or even did a special shopping, so far as I can recall.  Just looked in the cupboard and fridge and started putting things together in a stew pot.  More often than not it was some sort of macaroni stew.

Peasant Soup

Peasant Soup

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