OK, it has been forever since I've posted - I know it. However, Ruth and I have still been cooking together and I have new recipes to post.
First of all - I made a "new to me" salad - although Aunt Alice informs me that Grandma Orr made it all the time. It's really good though; and very easy. The warehouse store had a 5 kg bag of coarsely grated carrot on half price; so I've been experimenting with ways to use it up.
One of the big successes, was this Carrot Apple Salad
3 cups coarsely grated carrot
1 cup walnut pieces
1 cup raisins
2 large apples, diced and turned in 1/2 cup lemon juice to prevent browning.
Use the leftover lemon juice to thin 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing.
Toss to combine with salad.
Nearly every salad Ruth and I make we make a vinaigrette dressing to go over it; so it was very nice to have a mayonnaise dressing instead. This is a really pretty salad and it keeps quite well.
Next... Bram came home with a purple cabbage that needed to be used. So Ruth introduced me to Bigos. This is a traditional Polish stew; made with cabbage and garlic sausage, and whatever is on hand (such as grated carrot). It makes up extremely quickly - as in it's ready in under 15 minutes, and is delicious!
2-3 sausages, cut into small pieces OR 2-3 pieces of bacon, cut into small pieces
about 3-4 inches of garlic sausage, cut into small chunks
2-3 cups grated cabbage
1 cup grated or finely chopped carrot
1 diced onion
any other leftover vegetables in the fridge
1 cup sauerkraut
It's the sauerkraut that really makes this - it gives it a real tang.
Next to make with the grated carrot? Carrot cake and meatloaf.... another day though