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Garden Peas

Cook fresh, tender garden peas, without any water by placing them in the top of a double boiler over boiling water and cook until the peas are just tender. They are very tasty served with a little butter and salt. The Greeley Daily Tribune, Wed., Aug. 29, 1973

Author: RETRO HOUSEWIFE, 08-23-1973

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SIDE DISH

RØDKAAL (Red Cabbage), Danish

Ingredients
  • 2 medium. heads red cabbage
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. shortening, or bacon drippings
  • ¼. cup sugar
  • ¼ cup currant jelly
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ½ cup red wine
Preparation Instructions

Remove outer leaves and inner stalk and shred cabbage very fine. Melt shortening in a sufficiently large kettle, add vinegar, salt and sugar. When melted, add cabbage. Cook gently until tender, then season to taste with additional salt sugar, etc. Add wine and currant jelly and let simmer at least an hour. Keep tightly covered during cooking period, but take care it does not burn dry. Serves 6.

Contributed by Mrs. E. Hempel, 1950

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