Archive for August 17, 2009

Inside-Out Hash

 Cherries 001 Finally, a string of hot days here in the Twin Cities, as temperatures averaged in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s last week.  Could this be Mother Nature’s “Ha-ha” to those complaining about the lack of real summer weather?  Whatever the case, I’m simultaneously inspired to avoid using the oven and transported back to those sweltering if carefree days of Brownie Day-Camp.  Ah, the smell of oil cloth as we fashioned water-proof “sit-upons” out of fabric squares laced together over sections of newspaper; the vision of creatively-attired campers dressed in line with the “Backwards Day” theme – one little cutie sprouting pigtails from her forehead rather than the usual spot.  

In a characteristic display of digression, I’ll backtrack to say that I got in the mood for some beef hash the other day, just like Mom used to make.  But these thoughts of summers past must have been floating around in my cranium, too, because after I had whipped up the old ground meat, Worcestershire, cubed potato, white onion, and green pepper concoction, topped with the classic fried egg accompaniment, I got to musing about how I could liven things up by “reversing” this recipe.  Thus developed the quirky but tasty menu of Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Hash served with individual wedges of Swiss Cheese Omelet, a very basic Tossed Salad, and that perennial summer favorite Corn on the Cob.  For the dessert-eaters at the table, an enormously well-received afterthought I’m calling Fifteen-Minute Bing Cherry Cobbler. (more…)

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