Monday, August 15, 2011

Caboose Golarki

This visual, high-impact piece came from Marian H. Jones.

In a Polish Caboose
TIME... October-December 1939
PLACE... Warsaw, Poland
CHARACTERS... Two newspaper Correspondents, Marian H. Jones and Stephanie Steinhaus

Home: former freight caboose, furnished with double bunk, pot-bellied iron stove, switchman's lantern, Aubusson tapestry over the one window. Cannon to the right, cannon to the left, bombs falling everywhere. Sunday nights we were "at home" to newspaper colleagues and other friends. This dish was a favorite.
Polish Golarki

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 cup uncooked rice
1 cup chopped onions
1 medium-size can tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Season meat with half of the salt, pepper, and thyme. Put in deep baking dish, crunch one bay leaf over it. Add rice, then add onions and remainder of salt, pepper, and thyme. Pour tomatoes over, add additional bay leaf, cover and bake 45 minutes.


  1. Sounds yummy!