Drunken Pork Chops


Notice the “Drunken” theme lately? My birthday was early last month and I received LOTS of alcohol in all different forms for my birthday. So, wine in The Drunken Noodles (click for link to post) the other night and beer in the Drunken Pork Chops last night. I don’t drink much so expect to see lots…

Macaroni & Beer Cheese


We went to an Irish music day at a local brew pub recently and one of the items on the menu was Macaroni and Beer Cheese. Of course my daughter had to try it. She hates the smell of beer, wine, etc… but she loves to have food cooked with them. After tasting it she…

Bratwurst and Beer Cheese Chowder


As I plan my menus for the month I try to take into consideration what we have going each day and what ingredients I will have leftover to make into other dishes. Or I also look at when I have extra time the day before to do prep for the next day’s meals when possible….

Beer Braised Brats with Caramelized Onions II


I am slowly cleaning out the refrigerator of our last Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share so we are eating lots of salads and the last of the preserved blueberries. It has been a busy week getting the kids ready for camp and us ready for our vacation. Lots of laundry and organizing. I need simple…

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets with 2 Homemade Sauces


When we read blogs I know I sometimes get a distorted image of someone’s life.  Especially in some of the food blogs, or DYI the projects are perfect, the kids are perfectly dressed and the houses are perfectly clean of any clutter. Not here. I am giving you the real. The I actually took my…

Slow Cooker Cheddar, Ale & Bratwurst Soup


I just read the title of this recipe and knew I had to try it.  Slow cooker, cheese, ale and bratwurst – all the wonderful things of life.  That this dish is made in a slow cooker just makes me so happy! I found the original recipe for Slow Cooker Cheddar Ale and Bratwurst Soup…

Beer Battered Fish with Remoulade


We have been talking quite a bit lately about the traditions we have surrounding food.  Ours are probably similar to yours in some ways as most people have a turkey on Thanksgiving or a ham on Easter but then there are those that are unique to our culture, family or location we live in. We…

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner


Last night our St. Patrick’s Day dinner was the usual Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Because my daughter is an Irish dancer we were in schools and senior housing complexes most of the day.  I love using my slow cooker for Corned Beef.  It always ends up fall apart moist and delicious. Verdict: Since there wasn’t…

Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions


So, now that we have completely moved, AGAIN, I have finally found my camera cord and can start posting some of our meals over the past month or so.  Life has been insane with packing, moving and unpacking but we did it.  We are all moved in (well, except for the 30 boxes in our…