"typical" SAHMS fix only hot breakfasts?

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"typical" SAHMS fix only hot breakfasts?
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Fri, 10-22-2010 - 8:47am

so i had someone tell me about the mother of her daughter's friend.

 

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Registered: 12-07-2003

Hmm, I may try the freezer idea. The recipe my family uses tells you to boil the cabbage leaves until they are soft enough to peel off of the head of cabbage. It works well, except that boiling water is hot! :) We cook the cabbage rolls on the stovetop instead of in the oven though. Oh and I forgot the garlic. Cabbage rolls have to have garlic added with the tomatoes.

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Nope, malfoof must be Arabic. Here they also sometimes put a dollop of plain yogurt on top, instead of the avgolemeno. Stuffed cabbage is called "lahanodolmades" in Greek. "Lahano" is cabbage and "dolmades" is any kind of stuff wrapped in leaves.

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That's what we do, no tomato juice or sauce, just cooked in a broth. We squeeze a little lemon juice on, but don't do the avgolemen. We call it malfoof. Is that also what it's called in Greek?
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That's awesome! Stuffed cabbage is one of DD's favorites, but it's always a weekend meal, because of the time it takes to boil the cabbage and peel the leaves off one at a time. I'm going to mention this freezing method to DH.
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BTW, I am in the middle of making lasagne, lol. I am having my friend for dinner, had planned the menu, and woke up to discover that it is a major national holiday. No stores, no fish market. Oops! So, I had to make do with what I could find at the mini-market and a tiny greengrocer.

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I thought it was a pretty clever trick myself.

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Yep, most traditional diets are quite limited, but also quite carefully balanced.

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Nice trick. Greeks cook stuffed cabbage in a little broth, and then make avgolemeno sauce with the broth. It goes well, but I love stuffed cabbage.

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Someone on another internet forum gave me a recipe for easy stuffed cabbage rolls:

STUFFED CABBAGE

Take a fresh head of cabbage
Freeze it in plastic bags....I use double (2)

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Pork fat is even more demonized than butter. I've been tempted to buy some lard at the farmer's market to use in my pies. My MIL kind of cringes every time I mention it.

But I agree with you. Even if you boil it down to a single meal . . . Let's say person A eats a 800 calorie portion of fettuccine alfredo for dinner and person B eats a 400 calorie portion of fettuccine alfredo with steamed broccoli and a salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing and a small glass of milk. They might be taking in the same amount of calories, but clearly person B is eating a much healthier dinner.

What is fascinating to me, is things like the Aztec diet of beans, corn and veggies. If you just eat beans, corn and veggies, you can't get niacin. But, if you lime the corn, it releases the niacin. It's just really cool stuff.

And LOL on the cabbage. We've been getting A LOT of cabbage this summer. In fact, we still have one in the refrigerator right now that I'm trying to decide what to do with. I think I may have to make some Hungarian cabbage rolls. They were my grandpap's favorite. You make them with ground beef, sausage, and rice rolled up in the cabbage and cooked in tomatoes and sauerkraut with caraway seeds. Hmm, maybe next weekend. At least cabbage keeps really well.

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