Sunday, September 04, 2011
Exploring New Recipes…
OK today I just have to brag – I have concurred homemade (no Meat) baked beans! I am working on sandwich filler that is made from a base of baked beans – so I started from scratch… due to having no more blue ration stamps for a can of them.
I found some beans (white spotted brown) on sale at the co-op store, soaked them all night, boiled them to death – then added some molasses (no need to waste sugar rations on this), unions, cyanine pepper, and some mustard. It tastes so good it could be sold as Bushes! I am excited to see how it turns out in the sandwich.
I am also cooking my chicken for the week. Reading the ‘good housekeeping ‘cookbook of 1942 – I am not wasting any part of this chicken. Along with cooking the chicken (I am cheating and using a oven bag due to not having a roster) I am also cooking the giblets, heart, and liver. To be honest I am not looking forwards to eating these… but I had to try. The cook book said to simmer them for 1-4 hours in sauce pan filled with a stalk of celery, onion, and enough water to cover everything. They have been simmering for 1 ½ hours and the neck is soft, but the heart is rock hard! (Maybe it is the gizzard?). I have to say it smells good – if anything, this will be the meat I will ground up and use to make a chicken spread for lunches this week… I will let you know how it goes!
I am trying to find a new recipe for each week – to try and stretch out food. Next week I may try to make imitation butter- we will have to see. So far I have no butter due to buying shortening instead. I will have to start saving up to get some.