Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So many recipes...so little time.

So as many of you know, I try out at least 1-2 new recipes a week. It keeps things new and interesting for dinners. Plus it keeps me on my toes as far as cooking and techniques. So what I'm posting tonight, I actually made a while back. But I get busy with my projects and it takes David awhile to upload the photos for me. But here's something called Swiss Steak. It's made with a Top Blade Roast (which was impossible to find, I had to track down an actual butcher shop so that was handy in the end) and tomato gravy. The roast is cut up into steaks and slow cooked in a dutch oven over low heat. The meat just falls apart people! I hardly ever eat red meat but I found this delicious. I made some low fat mashed potatoes and a skillet green bean casserole that doesn't involve a can of soup. All thanks to America's Test Kitchen of course!

Mouth watering good!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

That time year again

Yay! Fall means pumpkin ale. We have tried a variety of them. Shipyard Pumpkinhead seems to be my favorite. But it can be hard to get, apparently it sells about quickly. It's well worth getting early and stocking up. To me...it takes more like a pumpkin spice ale rather than we just took our regular ale and added some spices. Cottonwood isn't too bad. Neither is Dogfish Head. So live a little and step out of the box. Try a pumpkin ale this fall.

So here's to Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale! It goes great with a lot fall dishes. And well...it's just darn tasty.