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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Minestrone Soup

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1/2 lb dried white beans, soaked in
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/8 lb salt pork, cut into small di
1 each garlic clove, chopped fine
1 each onion, small, chopped
1 each leek, diced
1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon basil, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3 each tomatoes, peeled, seeded and
3 each celery stalks, chopped
2 each carrots, sliced
2 each potatoes, diced
1/4 each cabbage, small, shredded
1 each turnip, small, peeled and di
2 each zucchini, diced
1 1/2 quart water
1 single salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup elbow macaroni or ditali
6 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated

Fat grams per serving: Approx. Cook Time: 60 Drain the beans and boil them in 3 quarts water about 1 hour, or until tender. Place the olive oil in a large kettle and add the salt pork, garlic, onions, leek, parsley, and basil. Brown lightly. Add the tomato paste thinned with a little water and cook 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, celery, carrots, potatoes, turnip, cabbage, zucchini, water, salt & pepper and cook slowly 45 minutes to 1 hour. Add the beans. Add the macaroni and cook 10 minutes, or until tender. Correct the seasonings and pour into heated bowls. Serve immediately, sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese.