Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Halushki and Thrifting

 This might be the first time these two words were paired together. 
 With cooler temps moving in and freshly harvested cabbage, it had to be halushki time.  This dish is made in many Eastern European homes but is rather hard to find for sale anywhere.  Plus, many people overcook the cabbage and noodles and then it is awful.  Good halushki is easy to make and so very, very tasty.

First, cook a large onion in a stick of butter.  It may sound like a lot of butter but this makes a lot of halushki so there is less than 1/2 tablespoon per serving.

 Add a large head of sliced cabbage.  Sprinkle with cracked black pepper and sea salt.

 Boil some noodles about 2 minutes less than the time called for. 

 Drain the noodles and add them to the cabbage.  Add some fresh parsley and toss to combine.

 The cabbage should still have a bit of a bite to it.  So good!!!

 See what I mean?  The Blog Tech gets his Polish on!

 I had a good day at the thrift shop the other day.  I found another one of these casseroles for 1.29.

 I love old bakeware and I scored these loaf pans for 59 cents each.

 Another nice piece.

 I was looking for some plain white bowls for my Fall party to serve my chicken chili in and I found 16 of these for 12.00.  Cheaper than disposable!

 And a Cutco slotted spoon for 29 cents.

 This huge casserole with lid was 2.99.

 And a vintage pilgrim with her turkey candle holders.

 But this was the find of the century!  A brand new All-Clad slow cooker for 19.99.  I love my thrift stores.