I’ve been trying to find time to do CrummyCook some more, and was able to make something last night.
Stuffed cabbage, to be exact.
My mom made an unbelievable stuffed cabbage, at least in memory, so the benchmark was high.
I took a recipe from The Joy of Cooking, which also loomed large in my childhood. My brother David and I had a scheme to cook everything in Joy and got as far as a couple of recipes. Story for another time perhaps, especially since David died 47 years ago yesterday.
Here’s how it looked. The look was good, true to my memories of long ago.
Debbie liked it, or said she did. I thought the sauce was a little bland. To my mind, I didn’t put in enough salt and brown sugar, so the sweet and sour flavor was off a bit. I guess the upside is it didn’t give me heartburn.
All in all, a good job on a personal classic. And looking to do more CrummyCooking in coming months.