Day 77

Creamed Succotash

I’m pretty bored with Mr. Bittman’s minimalist recipes, so when I decided to tackle succotash I went back to my trusty old Better Homes and Gardens red-and-white bible (and it is old: it’s my grandparents’ copy). So, out with olive oil and vinegar, in with butter and cream. BHG isn’t a trendy cookbook, but it is my favorite. My most requested dishes are all pure Americana: beef stew with biscuits, homemade mac-n-cheese, apple pie, a killer chicken and dumplings (I’m not kidding about the killer part; there’s a whole stick of butter in there). One of my fantasies (and I have many) is living the life of a 1950s housewife, with none of the sexism and McCarthyism and all of the free afternoons and easy-access Valium.

Sorry, I digress. We were talking about succotash. Before I started this new food experiment, the word “creamed” would have scared me away as a potential texture nightmare. But creamed succotash is just some veggies swimming in my usual yummy, buttery white sauce. (I never promised the experiment would lead to healthier eating.)

3 Comments to “Day 77”

  1. I have that Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. It has my all time favorite meatloaf recipe!!!

  2. Oh, you’ve been trying some weird stuff lately. But good for you! Conquer the food world! 🙂

  3. so funny, Niki Honey:)

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