Eastside Road, February 23, 2010—ONE THING I HAVE to say about Lindsey: everyone knows it: she's nothing if not frugal. Tonight's dinner was both delicious and enterprising, another step in the emptying of the freezer, and a completely unexpected dish. A little ground beef left over from lasagne quite a while back; some sausage that had come in our Berkshire-Mangalitza acquisition earlier this month; the outside leaves of a Savoy cabbage whose insides had gone to soup a week or so ago.
Oh: and a little stock made from the bones of Saturday's pork chops. And a carrot, chopped into the stuffing mix, which was wrapped in the blanched cabbage leaves, then sautéed with some potatoes. What a fine winter supper!
Salice Salentino, Epicuro, 2005