Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cooking With Us - e46 - Campfire Beer Brats

Since September 12th was Theron's 35th birthday, we decided to go on a camping trip!
Theron thought it would be fun to shoot a 'Cooking with Us' the night we arrived,
so we turned to a friend's suggestion that was very exciting to Theron:
brats (and cheese) cooked in beer!

 The fact it was in the 40's and basically pitch black outside while we cooked
over a persnickety campfire made it difficult to say the least!
But, the end result definitely paid off!

As you can see from this still, our brats cooked gorgeously!
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Also, make these! You won't regret it! 
Well, your waistline might :)

 You have to agree this looks amazing and fun!
Jump right in after the cut :)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cooking With Us - e45 - Coconut Milk Stew

Original stew, leftovers.
Hola Gang!
I'm gonna try to make this update short and sweet.

About a week or so ago I made a coconut milk stew from somewhere in the depths of my imagination.  
Leftovers: first stew on bottom, second on top
Theron had just bought a rice cooker and decided to make Jasmine rice to go with it, so I wound up cooking my stew for a couple hours in a pressure cooker while waiting for him to clean the new rice cooker and prep the rice.
I used the same (from what I remember!) recipe to make the following stew, but the two stews were completely different, predominately, I think, due to cook-time.

Theron liked the prior stew more, I think because it had  a more homogeneous, sweet flavor.
I preferred the second one for the exact opposite reasons: each distinct flavor seemed highlighted more.

Either way, it's a great stew, and good both ways - so cook it for one to two hours, and see which you prefer! - Remember, this timing is based on using a pressure cooker.

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Here's another gorgeous photo of our delicious, colorful stew:

 Photo essay, recipe, and transcript after the jump.