Crockpot sweet & sour kraut with pork chops

Ingredients

2 potatoes, wash & slice
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 1/2 cup sauerkraut, rinsed & drained
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
2 thick pork chops, trimmed

Pepper

How to prepare

Put potatoes in crockpot. Top with chopped onion. Combine sauerkraut, (1 can) with brown sugar and pineapple juice. Spoon over potatoes. Top with pork chops which have been trimmed of fat. Season with pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours.
Serve with rye bread. Yield: 2 servings

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Herbes de provence

Ingredients

2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried summer savory
2 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp dried lavender

How to prepare

Use only whole dried herbs, no ground or powdered herbs. Dried lavender may be found in shops which sell soaps and body lotions. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container.

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LINGUINE W/MUSHROOMS & GARLIC

Ingredients

1 poundLinguine – cooked al dente
1 poundMushrooms – thinly sliced
4 cups Garlic – sliced thin
4 tablespoons Butter
3 tablespoons Olive oil
Salt & pepper

How to prepare

Saute garlic in 1 Tblsp butter & 2 Tblsp olive oil until wilted. Add mushrooms & saute until they are beginning to dry out a bit. Add the remaining butter and oil and allow to melt. Season w/salt and pepper and toss with cooked, drained linguine to thoroughly incorporate ingredients. Taste, adjust seasoning & enjoy!

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Ritz – carlton carrot cake

Ingredients

3 cups grated carrots (1 lb.)
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking power
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs (large)
3/4 cup nuts

How to prepare

In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, oil. Add eggs. Blend spoon stir carrots in. Pour into 2 greased – floured 9 -” layer pans bake in a 350 f. Oven 40 minutes.
Frosting soften 1 stick of butter or margarine 8 oz. Cream cheese 1 tsp vanilla 1 lb. Package confection sugar

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Spiced carrot soup with ginger and lemongrass

Ingredients

5 cup carrots, peeled and chopped coarsely
1 cup leek, white part only, chopped coarsely or
1 cup onion
1 cup celery, chopped coarsely
2 oz fresh ginger
1 stalk lemongrass
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp curry powder
1 pn cinnamon
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp vegetable oil
6 cup chicken stock or water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup creme fraiche
1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare

In a med pot, heat 2 tbsp oil saut

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Potato and beet salad

Ingredients

1 3/4 lbs red potatoes
2 16-oz cans whole pickled beets, drained (reserve 1/2 cup juice), cut into 1/2″ dice
2 cups finely chopped red onion
2 medium pippin apples, peeled, cut into 1/2″ dice

1 cup drained sliced bread and butter pickles, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp (or more) red wine vinegar
2 tsp sugar
white pepper
drained capers
chopped hard-boiled egg yolks

Chopped fresh parsley
sour cream (optional)
pickled herring (optional)

How to prepare

Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain and cool. Peel and cut into 1/2″ dice. Place potatoes in large bowl. Add beets, onion, apples and pickles mix reserved beet juice, 2 tbsp vinegar and sugar in a small bowl. Pour over salad. Toss gently. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours. (can be prepared 1 day ahead; keep refrigerated.) Taste salad, adding more vinegar if tangier flavor is desired. Mound salad on large platter. Garnish top center with capers. Sprinkle chopped egg and parsley in rings around capers. Serve passing sour cream separately if desired. Many scandinavians also add chopped pickled herring to this traditional salad. Serves: 8

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Barbecued garlic shrimp

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
12 green onions, chopped
15 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups dry white wine
6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 lbs large unpeeled shrimp
1 cup + 3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
Bamboo skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
3 tbsp minced green onion tops tabasco
lemon wedges

How to prepare

Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-low heat. Add 12 chopped green onions and garlic and saut

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Pretzels

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 pkg dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup baking soda
12 cups water

Coarse salt

How to prepare

Add yeast to warm water and stir until muddy. Add salt, sugar, and flour. Mix and knead until dough is smooth. Let rise in greased, covered bowl for 1 hour or until double. Punch down dough and shape into 12 pretzels. Boil 12 cups of water and 1/4 cup baking soda. Boil each pretzel for 1 minute in the soda water solution. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 475 for 12-15 minutes. These get stale very fast.

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Grilled salmon

Ingredients

2 lb salmon fillets
1 sliced onion
2 sliced carrots
1 can peas
2 sliced potatoes
salt and pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice

How to prepare

Place fillets on large piece of doubled aluminum foil. Cover with rest of ingredients. Salt and pepper and dot with butter or margarine. Fold ends of foil together and seal. Cook on grill about 4″ above hot coals for about 40 minutes.

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