The cry had gone up in Open Thread 180:
We still use a number of my husband’s fast/cheap/good recipes, if you’re interested. Examples: Ethiopian Lentil Bowl, which basically involves equal parts red lentils and garlic, plus some canned tomatoes and lemon juice. Or what we call “Hyrulean Beans” (he was playing a lot of Legend of Zelda when he invented this one) which is stewed refried beans, tomatoes, and fried onions with a few common herbs/spices, with frozen corn thrown in toward the end. In both cases, serve with rice for a complete protein, and in both cases they make LOADS and freeze well.
If you want detailed recipes for these or others, perhaps one of the mods could put us in touch?
A thought - is there interest in a separate thread for fast/cheap/good food? (recipes, general ideas, etc.)#487 ::: SamChevre February 02, 2013, 09:20 PM:
Claire @ 478
I would find a thread for fast/cheap/good food tips and recipes very helpful.
I’d like to see a cooking thread as well.
What can I do? What can I say? Your wish is my command.
Well, to start: My beloved bride (and long-time co-author), Debra Doyle, hath (like Geoffrey Chaucer) a blog, in which she from time to time puts recipes. Since what we eat here is, pretty much all of it, fast, easy, cheap, and good, herewith is a sample, to start the pot heating (as it were):
The looming deadline looms ever nearer, and tonight’s dinner is therefore dazzling in its simplicity: Crockpot Kielbasa and Cabbage.
For which you need only a crockpot, a head of cabbage, and about one pound of kielbasa. You cut up the cabbage into small enough pieces that it’ll fit into your crockpot, you cut up the kielbasa into half-rounds, and you slow-cook them together on low until dinnertime. Some people put caraway seeds into the pot with the cabbage, but we’ve got at least one anti-caraway person in this household, so I don’t.
It’s hard to get much simpler than this.
Let us be good, cheap, and fast together.