Posts Tagged 'stew'

Brunswick Stew

Even though I messed up the recipe a little, it was still ridiculously delicious. It’s the first time I regret cutting the recipe in half because I wish I had more. (Usually I only make enough of a recipe for 2 or 4 servings.) Really easy. So delicious. I chose this recipe from AllRecipes.com because the title – “Get a Husband Brunswick Stew” – is just silly. Apparently it’s mostly a Georgian thing, since no other Southerners I’ve met know what it is. Wikipedia says it’s also a North Carolina thing, but I’m not sure. I don’t like any of the pictures I took, but here’s a picture of me and what I’ve been up to:

Drinking, baking, crocheting. That's pretty much it.

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Recipe Exchange: Beef Stroganoff and Squash Stew

December was a busy month for all of us, I’m sure. I made two recipes from my recipe exchange: beef stroganoff and a squash, chickpea and lentil stew. The beef stroganoff was delicious, but today I want to blog about the stew. I promise you I did indeed take a picture, but it was with my phone, and looking at it now it’s just not worth posting. Instead, I’ll post a picture of the delicious chicken & rice I had while visiting NYC for new year’s:

chicken & rice. SE corner of 53rd and 6th. it's the same guys as on the SW corner.

I also made a beer brined pork loin from Chili Cheese Fries for my manfriend when he came to visit. It was a-mazing. I’m always afraid of drying out pork, but this was juicy and perfect. I cooked it in the oven, but I definitely want to try grilling when it’s warmer! Tomorrow I’m going to make this recipe for Brunswick Stew, a traditional dish from Georgia (with German roots?). I also think that “Get a Husband” is a ridiculously silly title for it. I will definitely take a picture of it, but I can’t promise I’ll post about it this week. I’ll try!

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Sarma

I’m finally posting the sarma recipe! Again, it was too tasty for me to take a picture. Can’t have everything though.

Ingredients:
1 lb hamburger
1 head cabbage
2/3 cup raw white rice
1 egg
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 cans cream of tomato soup (I think I used three)
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 onion
6 celery stalks
pepper

See? Not so scary. Now, onto the recipe…
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This Week’s Groceries

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m making borscht tomorrow! Also, I just realized I never posted the recipe I used for sarma! So although I’ll be making my mom’s borscht this week, I’ll try to remember to post the sarma recipe later. I also plan on baking a red velvet cake this week for Valentine’s day, so…I’ll be pretty busy, in addition to getting ready for my Thesis Exhibition!!! Anyway, here’s the grocery list for this week (items not from Urban Organic are in italics):

eggplant
bunch beets (I ordered an extra portion)
red leaf lettuce
carrots
roma tomatoes
russet potatoes
kiwi
bosc pears
bananas
valencia oranges
granny smith apples
**I was supposed to receive a red grapefruit as well, but I’m guessing they ran out?
eggs
milk
cream cheese
chicken broth
powdered sugar
white vinegar
red cabbage
parsnips
short ribs

Urban Organic ($29.47) + other groceries ($20.28) = $49.75
total left in budget: $30.25

Chorba Hamra

After seeing I would receive an extra helping of zucchini, I searched for recipes with…zucchini. And while this Algerian recipe wasn’t centered around the zucchini, it was still awesome, and I used two zucchinis instead of one. I also left out the celery, used canned crushed tomatoes instead of tomatoes mashed, capellini instead of vermicelli (Gristedes was out?), a yam in addition to a potato, and 4 cups of vegetable broth instead of 6. Oh, and I forgot to buy more coriander.

I had also considered taking pictures of my cooking every minute, and then turning it into a video. I didn’t. Maybe some other time, my friends.

my cooking space! zucchini on the cutting board! welcome to my home.

my cooking space! zucchini on the cutting board! welcome to my home.

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Dijon Chicken Stew with Potatoes and Kale

Sorry it’s taken me so long to post this recipe. It’s been quite a week (as always). I found this recipe on Nibblous, posted by Mac Jordan of Reactive Cooking. I love both her blog and her recipe site, but this recipe wasn’t as well written as it could’ve been. There were a couple steps I was confused about; for example, she writes “Prepare the chicken and toss in flour,” but then later she says “place 1/3 cup flour in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess.” I commented on the recipe regarding the potatoes, and I also asked her a question on Twitter, but she never got back to me.

Regardless, I took the recipe into my lazy, creative hands and it turned out great. Again, I didn’t take pictures because I was too excited to cook and eat, but I’ll show you this instead:

one night some friends and i got rather silly and posted an ad on Craigslist for ice cream. we really wanted ice cream.

one night some friends and i got rather silly and posted an ad on Craigslist for ice cream. we really wanted ice cream.

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Country Borscht Stew

I had to call my mom a couple times to double-check the recipe, but I did it! I also messed up a couple things, but it was still fantastic (if I do say so myself). I had some friends over for dinner to try it as well. Apparently they had never eaten beets before, and they enjoyed it. So while it’s a lot of time and effort, it’s not terribly expensive, and it makes around 6 servings. It freezes and keeps well, so it’s good for leftovers too. It’s really not difficult, I promise.

We were so excited to eat that I forgot to take a picture. But apparently Michael Scott has something to say about it.

We were so excited to eat that I forgot to take a picture. But apparently Michael Scott has something to say about it.

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