In The Covered Bet, Diana leads a busy life and several times she can’t think what to cook for dinner. She goes to her pantry and her freezer to see what jumps out at her.
In many years of marriage I’ve done that at least twice a week. Sometimes the jumpers combined in a meal that turned out weird. Usually a casserole with too many veggie leftovers. Once in awhile, it turns out okay.
Above in my current freezer is a package of home-grown green beans and chicken parts I don’t have time to thaw. Besides, we had roast chicken for the last two days.
Here is my current pantry – canned salmon; onions; fresh potatoes, plus. Could make salmon loaf but not enough bread crumbs. Umm—I think I can squeak by with salmon scalloped potatoes, which means the beans can be our veggie and maybe we’ll have a small side salad, if there’s enough lettuce. This is like what my grandmother and my mom often served, not because they were busy at their outside job—they were frugal!
Here’s the easy-peasy recipe for three or four:
1 large & 1 small can salmon
4-5 large potatoes, scrubbed and sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced;
2 T butter
1 1/2 to 2 cups milk;
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
Remove skin and bones (some people like the calcium in the bones) from salmon and break into chunks.
In a well-oiled casserole, layer salmon, onion, potatoes & salt—begin and end w/ potatoes.
Dot with butter; Mix egg and milk & pour over everything—sprinkle crumbs on top.
Bake 375 degrees for 1 hour or until potatoes are done.
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