Sunday, December 13, 2009

A warming winter meal

3 or 4 pork chops bone in
2 fresh brats cut in two
2 chicken and apple sausage cut in two or 2 knockwurst cut in two
small head of cabbage sliced into 1/4 inch slices
large onion sliced
3 apples peeled, cored and sliced
1/3 cup white wine
1 can of concentrated apple juice OR two cups of apple cider

Season the chops with pork seasoning or salt and pepper and a little ancho pepper
Brown in a dutch oven in a ltlle olive oil and remove
Add and brown all your sausages and remove
De-glaze the pan with the wine or some cider, leave the liquid
Add cabbage, onion and apples to the pan and under medium heat  cook them down to reduce moisture and bulk by half, season with salt and pepper
Add concentrated apple juice or cider
Add meat back to dutch oven

Cover and braise in a 350 oven for 1.5 hour

This is a savory/sweet way to serve some old favorites...Serve with whipped potatoes and peas.

We enjoyed this today on the snowy afternoon...


Thursday, December 03, 2009

Johnson, Gorbachev, Obama

As always - Nicholas Kristof has some thoughtful words...