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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-05 05:29 PM
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Mangel-wurzels!
Our friend Hilda was visiting for a week.
She's a German lady in her early 90s, but you'd never know it.
Oh you'd know she's German alright.
She speaks English with an Anglo/Teutonic accent.
Her language teachers were English nuns.

You'd never guess she was 90, though.
She looks and moves like a well preserved 70.
At about 5' 4" and 90 lbs., she's as tough as whit leather.
But one of the kindest people I know.

Anyway...
We went to our local farmer's market.
As we passed a bin of rutabagas Hilda exclaimed "MAHNGUHL-VUHZUHLS!".
"Hunh?"
"MAHNGUHL-VUHZUHLS! I haven't seen them since we were in Africa."
Hilda has led a very colorful and interesting life.
"Oh, we call them "rutabagas".
"Tonight I shall cook you some MAHNGUHL-VUHZUHLS!"
And she did.

She fried some bacon and chopped it up.
In the bacon drippings she sauteed a whole minced onion.
Mashed a half dozen cloves of garlic, and in they went.
She cubed the mangel-wurzel, kind of like hash-brown size, and tossed them in.
Stirred it around good and put a cover on the pan.
Liberal dose of salt and pepper as they cooked down.
Best damn rutabagas I ever had.

Hilda can come back anytime.
:-)
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-05 06:00 PM
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1. I should have included kitty pics.
:shrug:
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-05 07:24 PM
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2. This is a rough crowd for rutabagas and Germans.
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