Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

August 5, 2009

Garden Dinners

Tonight we had two garden dishes that could be served as entree's.

Creamy Italian Pasta
I sauteed chopped Egyptian Onions, Florence Fennel, garlic and Italian sausage in olive oil till tender. Added a couple bunches of coarsly shredded basil. Gave a quick stir and added Magic Mix, mixed with water. Stirred till thickened and seasoned with salt. Add riggiono cheese and tossed with whole wheat cooked pasta for a delicious main dish.

Scarlet Runner Beans with Ham
Some of the beans were too big to cut and eat,
so I took the seeds out of them and sliced the other beans.
Sauteed a chopped onion and garlic in olive oil. Added some diced, cooked ham. Added the beans and a cup of water and cooked over a medium heat. Season with a little salt and fresh pepper.

Magic Mix Makes 5 cups from Everyday Food Storage.net
2 1/3 C. Powdered Milk1 C. All Purpose Flour (Yes, use All Purpose)
1 C. (2 sticks) Butter, at room temperature
Using mixer, mix until it looks like cornmeal. Place in air-tight container.
Store in refrigerator.

Magic Mix White Sauce-makes 1 C.2/3 C. Magic Mix1 C. Water
In saucepan combine Magic Mix and water. Stir rapidly (I use a wire wisk) over medium heat until it starts to bubble. (Use Magic Mix White Sauce for all recipes calling for a white or cream sauce.)

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