Submitted by: Ginny from Houston, Texas
Ginny writes: "This was my grandmother's recipe
for dinner when the budget and the pantry registered near zero. I was seven before I
realized what the name meant. Thought it was some French concoction, as in Por Dei.
Was I surprised to learn it was "Poor Day"."
1 lb. elbow macaroni (substitute whatever pasta is in
1/2 lb. bacon (substitute left over ham) Can use more bacon if you have it
1 large can tomatoes, drained and chopped (substitute stewed tomatoes)
l large onion, chopped
Lots of freshly ground pepper
Salt to taste
Possible additions: green pepper, a jalapeno (Tx. addition), black olives, herbs. I prefer
"plain" but that may be Proustian.
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
Chop bacon and sauté in a heavy skillet until crisp and browned. Remove bacon
reserving 1 tbs. fat in the skillet. To the skillet, add the onion (and any
additions) and sauté until transparent. Add tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes.
Stir in macaroni, season to taste and serve. Corn bread in an iron skillet
goes great with this.
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