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Serving Soup to Nuts for... oh... a couple of weeks now anyway.
This dish makes you wish you were German.
> 3 lbs Fresh or bagged sauerkraut.
> 2 large onions, chopped.
> 2 large carrots, chopped.
> 1 large apple, cored and sliced.
> 1 TB juniper berries.
> 1 tsp pepper corns.
> 2 cups white wine.
> 1/2 pound bacon or salt pork.
> 8 pork chops, trimmed of fat.
> 8 pork sausages, sweet, hot, mild or garlic, or mixed.
> 8 very good quality beef hot dogs.
> 4 knockwursts.
> 4 bratwursts.
> 8 small red potatoes.
> Rinse the sauerkraut in water and drain, then squeeze dry between paper towels.
> Place in an 8 quart crock pot or large pot on the stove.
> Add the onion, carrot, apple, juniper berries, peppercorns and white wine.
> Fry the bacon until crisp, save the grease, drain the bacon and put in the pot.
> Brown the pork chops in the bacon grease on both sides and then place in the pot.
> Cover with sliced onions.
> Add the sausages and potatoes.
> Cook until done, 6 hours in a crock pot on low, much less on the stove.
> Serve with an assortment of mustards and horseradish.
> Have the best bread you can get, and butter it. No margarine or squeeze crap for this.
> Dortmunder Octoberfest goes well, Bass is OK, Geary's is good too.
Hot Crab Spread
A Great Doctoberfest Appetizer
Ingredients - Spread
> 1/4 cup chopped onion.
> 1/2 cup chopped green pepper.
> 1/2 cup celery chopped.
> 1 cup mayonaise(real).
> 1 can crab meat, drained.
> 1 can salad shrimp, drained.
> 1 cup bread crumbs.
Ingredients - Crumb Topping
> 1/2 stick of butter, melted.
> 1/2 cup bread crumbs .
> Mix all ingredients together.
> Place in an oven proof dish.
> Mix melted butter and 1/2 cup bread crumbs together.
> Spread on top of the dip in the baking dish.
> Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
> Spread on crackers or thinly sliced bread, or eat with a spoon.
Danger Kitchen Turkey Thighs
A Low Maintenance Meal.
(Good for leaf rakin' or wood splittin' days)
> 4 to 6 turkey thighs, skinned and trimmed of fat.
> 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce.
> 2 Tbsp soy sauce (Kikkoman Lite is fine for less sodium).
> 1/2 cup red wine.
> Fresh ground black pepper.
> 1 bay leaf (Spice Islands are the best).
> Put the turkey in a large pot on the stove, or a crock pot.
> Put the bay leaf in the bottom of the pot.
> Add the remaining ingredients.
> Cover and simmer for a few hours, until the meat is falling off the bone.
> Add sliced mushrooms and onions to the pot.
> Add sour cream to some of the remaining liguid after removing the cooked turkey thighs to make a sauce.
Danger Kitchen Carrots
(With enough ingredients to get rid of that carroty taste)
> 2 lbs fresh carots, washed, ends trimmed, but not peeled.
> 1 Tbsp white sugar.
> 1 bay leaf.
> 2 Tbsp honey (Of what dear?).
> 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar.
> 4 Tbsp butter.
> Optional: A pinch or ground cloves, mace and or 2 Tbsp Grand Mariner, dark rum, brandy or white wine.
> Cut the carrots into any size or shape pieces you want.
> Cover with water in a pan.
> Add the bay leaf and white sugar.
> Bring to a boil and simmer until tender. Tender. Not crisp.
> Drain the water and remove the bay leaf.
> Add the butter, honey, brown sugar and anything else.
> The heat of the pan and carrots should melt the ingredients, if not heat gently.
The Best Desert Ever
> 1/2 cup yellow corn meal.
> 4 cups hot milk.
> 1/2 cup maple syrup.
> 1/4 cup molasses.
> 2 eggs slightly beaten.
> 2 tablespoons butter.
> 1/3 cup brown sugar.
> 1 tsp salt.
> 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
> 3/4 tsp ginger.
1/2 cup cold milk.
> Put the hot milk in a double boiler.
> Slowly stir in corn meal.
> Cook 20 minutes over boiling water stirring occasionally.
> Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
> Lightly grease a round 2-quart baking dish.
> In a small mixing bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients except cold milk.
> Stir the cooked cornmeal mixture into the other ingredients.
> Pour into the greased baking dish.
> Pour the cold milk on top without stiring.
> Bake uncovered for 2 hours until set but still quivering on top.
> Let stand for 1/2 hour before serving.
> Hagan Daaz vanila icecream goes very well with the hot pudding.
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