Friday, February 04, 2011
Baked Onions in the Kitchen
After last week's onion recipe, I heard from a number of readers. Most were like Arlene who wrote that she never thought about how onions are always in her kitchen ("they're just a staple") and thinking of the reader who lives up in the mountains, far from a grocer, Arlene (and others) thought onions would be easy produce to keep through the winter (true) and provided a number of recipes that revolve around them. In all, there were 50 recipes. I picked the one below because it does not depend upon another piece of produce. There were many great tomato and onion recipes but those required fresh tomatoes which could be a problem.
Arlene: "You need 4 large onions and you need a greased baking dish or pan. Cut the onions into half-inch slices and layer them on the dish. Salt and pepper lightly. Place in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven and add grated cheese on top of the onions. Again into the oven but for five minutes this time. The cheese should be bubbly and you should serve while hot or at least warm. You can serve on plates with a little Dijon mustard. This is a really great appetizer."
Thank you, Arlene.
The Labor Department released job figures today.
New York Times - - 2 hours ago
Payrolls expanded by 36000 jobs in January, a sharp decline from the gains of recent months and well below the level economists had forecast.
Video: Unemployment Falls to 9.0%, Only 36K New Jobs The Associated Press
Revision shows fewer jobs created in 2010 Dayton Daily News
As C.I. notes in today's snapshot, among the hardest hit groups are young veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan War whose unemployment levels have soared to over 15%. And it's a sign of how hollow the lip service politicians pay to veterans (Barack did just that in his State of the Union recently) is that the percentage has risen so high.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: