Monday, September 25, 2017

Gratitude Monday -- South American Way Edition

Today I am grateful for a book I picked up at a garage sale in Inuvik almost 20 years ago.
The Art of South American Cookery by Myra Waldo, (copyright 1961 by Myra Waldo Schwartz, published by Doubleday & Company, Inc.)
Because right now we have plenty of tomatoes and corn and squash along with potatoes and onions and all manner of other fresh vegetables. I needed things to do with them and a South American cookbook is about the best resource ever.
I used this book years ago and then set it aside, not picking it up again until this past weekend.
The reason is the other day we found a good deal on corn, 10 cobs for $3.50. The other veggies I mentioned above are straight from the in-laws' gardens and happily filling our kitchen.
Corn tamales to which I added squash, tomato-onion salad that I decided needed an avocado,  the corn topping from a corn-potato casserole that became a side dish for roasted vegetables and chicken have all made it to the table, and they've all been tasty.
I am grateful for that, too.


messymimi said...

It's nice to have cookbooks that tell you how to use the ingredients you really have in your home to make tasty and nutritious dishes.

Leah J. Utas said...

Aye, Messymimi, and it's great when they have recipes from other cultures.

Red said...

I was in Inuvik from 63-66. It was a good experience. I wouldn't have missed it.

Virginia Lee said...

Noms! Making me wish for transporter tech so I could come for dinner. NOMS!

Leah J. Utas said...

It seemed like a fine place, Red.

VL, we'd love to have you.