Potatoes and cabbage remind me of the diet Charlie Bucket and his family survived on before Willy Wonka's golden ticket came their way. But prepare these humble ingredients with a little Italian flair, and you'll have an elegant, affordable dish.
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Winter, as a season, is especially conducive to saving money by using inexpensive cuts of meat. When the weather begins calling for rich stews and slow-braised roasts, I put the cheapest selections at the butcher to their best use.
First Course: BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP OR FRISEE SALAD With roqueforte, apples & toasted almonds -8- Main Course: ROASTED & STUFFED TURKEY With sweet potato puree & cranberry sauce -16- Dessert: HOME-MADE PUMPKIN PIE -6-...