We had leftovers to use up. Leftover Sauerbraten from this year's Oktoberfest dinner...leftover butternut squash...well, okay, just those two. And the butternut squash wasn't technically left over yet, as I'd only cooked it that day. But I quibble and digress.
Comfort food at its finest. Cornish Pasties (pronounced "PASS-tees") are simply meat pies you can hold in your hand to eat. As I understand it, they probably originated in Cornwall, in the south of England, as something miners could bring with them for lunch, as they could not come out of the mine shaft mid-day. The pasties were portable, and the filling would stay warm for hours. And they can be made with other fillings, but traditionally it's cubed beef, potatoes and onions.
This was one of my husband's suggestions. And he grilled the steaks for the "photo shoot" aspect of this post. Like most of our best meals - this one we cooked together.
Originally I used the Buffalo Balls recipe I'd posted years ago on my old blog. The other night I made them without the Gimme Lean component - instead, I used 2 lbs of a blend of beef, pork and veal - sold as "Meatloaf Blend" or something like that - can't remember what was on the package.
I've been trying to dig out forgotten food items from the depths of the freezer so we can utilize them before they get freezer burn and become inedible. I found a large square plastic container with something brown in it, so I figured I should thaw that just to see what it was about. Turned… Continue reading Surfish and Turfish
I've been posting about a dinner that my husband and I put together this past Saturday - a big selection of German menu items accompanied by a selection of German beers.
Today, I'm writing about the Sauerbraten.
(from my old blog...)
As I think I mentioned in a previous post, on Sunday I went to visit my sister and her family, and my parents, while my husband taught some guys how to brew an all-grain batch of beer.
Saturday night I made these meatballs for them to have for lunch on Sunday. According to Bill, they were a huge hit. Here is what I did: