Deep breaths and baby porcupines

The economy is all over the place today, and a lot of people are uncertain and more than a little worried. Now is the time to take deep breaths, not over-react, or look for the nearest tall building from which to jump.

Good, commonsense discussions about what all of this means can be found among the doom, gloom, and tales of complete economic failure.

In the spirit of the times, the following is a recipe that comes to us from the Great Depression.

Baby Porcupines

1 pound ground round steak
1 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
4 tablespoons chopped onions
2 tablespoons chopped green peppers
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup raw rice
1 cup tomato soup or tomato puree
2 cups water

Mix all but last 3 ingredients. Shape into small balls and roll in the 
uncooked rice, Heat tomato soup and water in heavy pan with a tight 
fitting cover. Place balls in the tomato mixture cover and cook slowly
 45 minutes or until meat is tender and the rice is done.
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