Cabbage is super inexpensive most of the year and a healthy choice. Unfortunately, boiled cabbage just is boring for a lot of people and slaw isn’t tummy friendly. Then there is the fact that you can only serve so much L.A. Slaw before your family starts to go a bit snotty with you.
Here is another option for a budget friendly vegetable side:
1 small head cabbage, cut in 4 wedges
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons margarine (I use olive oil)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
Cook cabbage wedges in small amount of boiling, salted water 10-12 minutes. Drain well. Meanwhile, in small saucepan cook onion in margarine till tender. Blend in flour, 1/4 tsp salt, dash pepper. Add milk and 1/2 cup water. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in mustard and horseradish. Spoon over cabbage. Garnish if you like with snipped parsley. Serves 4.
(From Good Food on a Budget, 1971)