Lovable vegetables

22 Jan

I remember picking up this cookbook at a grocery store many years ago. It caught my eye because it was clearly a self-published cookbook and I knew the author! Betty Husney was an old friend of my mother’s. If you shopped at Dayton’s department store’s Oval Room back in the day, you knew Betty!

Titled Betty Husney’s Cook Book with LOVE (1989), it is a collection of her personal recipes calligraphed by her husband, Ed. In the book’s forward, Betty wrote: My purpose in writing this book is to hand down from generation to generation the strength of family. Betty was 96 when she passed away in 2015.

This veggie casserole is easy to throw together and company worthy. Vary the type of vegetable and you will have a totally different dish. This just might be “the” vegetable dish you can get the kids to eat! Leftovers were just as good reheated the next day!

Vegetable Souffl

2 medium onions, chopped

4 tablespoons oil (I used about 1½ tablespoons!)

1 pound fresh or frozen broccoli, spinach or zucchini, drained*

4 eggs

¼ pound melted butter (personally you can get by with less)

1½ cup grated Swiss or Cheddar cheese (I used a cup of Cheddar)

⅓ cup flour

Sauté onions in oil.  Add vegetables, cook for 10 minutes or more until slightly done and put in a greased (I used non-stick spray) 9 x 12-inch cake pan and set aside. Beat eggs first; add butter, grated cheese and flour; beat together and pour over vegetables and mix. Bake for ¾ hour at 350 degrees in a preheated oven.

*I used a 14.4-ounce bag of frozen broccoli cuts, defrosted for a few minutes in the microwave and then drained

Personal note: I put together my own cookbook for my children several years ago – including recipes from friends and relatives and those culled from other cooks and cookbooks. I think I was more excited giving them the book than they were receiving it but hoping it will be passed from generation to generation and they will appreciate that I took the time to compile it for them! I love it because I no longer have to scrounge for recipes. Time for volume 2!

One Response to “Lovable vegetables”

  1. Jerry A Sandler January 22, 2021 at 10:35 pm #

    The casserole was really, really good!

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