I've got a couple of pot lucks coming up and I've already started researching some options, which is totally out of character for me.
After I finished up my cookbook shelf purge in August I tried to take another critical look at all the cookbooks that stayed behind. Do I really need all of them? Really?
Well so far the answer seems to be yes, but I am keeping that thought in my mind. I am hoping that if I do decide that a book isn't for us, that I will do the right thing and donate it so someone else can enjoy it.
One book I wasn't sure if it should stay or go was The Rest of the Best and More - A Best of Bridge cookbook. But now that I've flipped through it again I've found a lot of recipes I'd like to try - for potlucks and just eating in general.
I made the Red Cabbage recipe last weekend to use up a half head of red cabbage and also this is the sort of the thing that The Mister loves to eat. It was easy and we had to tinker a bit to get the sweet-sour yin yang just right for us, but in the end it was delicious. And even The Boy ate some!
Something about this dish says Fall/Winter to me.
from The Rest of the Best and More
3 lb red cabbage
2 green apples, peeled and chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
2 TB bacon fat
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup boiling water
Shred cabbage and place in a large saucepan with remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stir occasionally.