A recipe sampling is scheduled for Thursday, October 15 at the pantry featuring Ray Manyak’s own “Bubble and Squeak”.

The origins of the name bubble and squeak are not known, but there is a reference in the “Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue” from 1785: “Bubble and squeak is beef and cabbage fried together. It is so-called from its bubbling up and squeaking while over the fire.” In Ireland, colcannon is made from mashed potatoes, cabbage or kale, and onion, and it’s very similar to bubble and squeak, as is rumbledethumps in Scotland.

While we cannot guarantee the sound effects of the following recipe, Ray vouches for its savory goodness. This may also be one of the world’s simplest main dishes and all of the ingredients will be on hand in the pantry!

Ray’s Bubble and Squeak

1/2 pound of ground beef
1 can of vegetarian vegetable soup
Brown the ground beef in a skillet.  Add the soup.  Thin to desired consistency and heat to boiling.  Serve.

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Wishing you all a great week!

’til next time,