Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mad Woman in the Kitchen

I've been cooking and preparing food all morning, and I'm not done yet. Here's the first thing I got in the crockpot so we can have it during the race today.

September/October Issue of Taste of Home magazine.
Mmm...brats with onions and sauerkraut.

Lightly brown the brats on the grill or in a pan...

Rinse and drain a can of sauerkrat.
Place it in the bottom of your crockpot.

Slice an onion or two and throw them in...

Add two bottles of dark beer.

Sprinkle in some caraway seeds (love them!).

Place the brats on top, cover, and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 7-8 hours.

I'm not finished with the other dishes yet, Easy Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese and some kinda-sorta complicated Hearty Beef & Cabbage Pockets. Makes a bunch so you can freeze and have some easy dinners to pop in the oven later. Will post those later in the week.

What are y'all cookin' this weekend?


  1. It is a sin, but it looks so good.


  2. I am packing my bags and heading out your way! Yum, Yum, Yum! Gosh, you always make such yummy things. :)

    Wishing you a lovely day sweet friend.

  3. Corn on the cob . . done in husks, in the microwave . . the silks come of PERFECT. Haven't done corn any other way for over 20 years.

    Last night, made B. Smith's Peach CObbler. The husband and I were both too full to eat any last night, so tonight it will be a late night treat. . . Cobbler and Lactose Free Vanilla Ice Cream . . . so nice to be able to do ice cream again :)

  4. You sure got my attention with that meal! We love brats and saurkrout!!
    We are just about ready to head down the mountain.....back to reality.
    : ( Kris

  5. I bet your meal was scrumptious and your kitchen smelled so good!
    Leftovers for us today. Yesterday though Mr. KnotHead grilled Butterfly chops and I made Skillet Cabbage...Maybe you'd like to try this's so good :)

    Skillet Cabbage

    6 slices bacon
    1/3 cup chopped onion
    8 cups shredded cabbage
    1-1/2 teas. salt
    1 teas. paprika
    1/2 cup sour cream

    In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Set aside to drain. Leave about 2 tablespoons of drippings in the pan. Saute onions and cabbage in the drippings until tender. Stir often. Add remaining ingredients; stir well. Heat, but do not boil. Remove from heat and crumble one slice of bacon over each serving. Makes 6 servings. SO YUMMY!!! This is good with brats too. Have a great week,
    penny x

  6. No cooking here !! At the moment I'm trying to lose weight . Your crockpot meal does look yummy though. Enjoy. Xoxox

  7. Last night we had crockpot chicken breasts cooked in cream of chicken soup with potatoes and carrots.

    Tonight....chili and spaghetti

  8. No fun recipes come out of my kitchen anymore. Why is it that e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. good/fun/yummy/desirable is always laden with stuff that's considered unhealthy? WTH? Why can't we all get excited about a plate of broccoli? LOL I laugh at the media bombardment of never includes fresh veggies and fruits! So I'm just a big ol' bore! I had a spinach salad last night for dinner...adorned with red/green/yellow peppers, celery, carrots, a few pinto beans, a couple of strawberries, some craisins and a few grilled shrimp. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! One week from today, I will have been doing this "Paleo" lifestyle for an entire year. Can't believe I haven't had a taste of refined sugar or flour in all that time. Gah! I'm figuring one more year - and I'll be down to where I want to be...and then I will continue the way of life..just to stay healthy...and boring. I'll live vicariously through your kitchen adventures! I was never as creative as you are, even when I WAS cooking the good stuff!

  9. Your dinner looks divine.. love how you did the grill marks before putting them in the slow cooker! I'm back from camping and put up a gazillion photos, hope you pop over and see. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


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