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Simple Dinner Sunday – Pork Cutlets with Mushroom Sauce

I’ve never been one of those shoppers with a rigid grocery list. Sticking to a list, ticking off every little thing so you stay within $.50 of your budgeted grocery allowance just doesn’t work for me. I like the thrill of the economical buy. And, I do like a bargain. Reference the… 6 packs of ox tail for $1.95 a pack 1/2 bushel of okra for eight bucks family pack of 1.5 pound fryers (really, really tiny chickens) for 89 cents each industrial-sized bag of frozen chopped spinach… So, just imagine the joy of unearthing a 1 lb pack of “Cubed Pork Cutlets” for $1.35. I was over the moon happy. Really… Until, I got them home… Here’s the thing with cubed meat. Cubing is a process intended to break up the relatively tough muscle in bad cuts of meat. The protein feeds into the whacka-chopper, and it smashes 1/4″ divots into the slab of toughness. Top Round, Eye of Round, Brisket, Vein Strips – all good candidates for the cubing mawl… Pork? not so much. Pork, …

Slaw Dog Millionaire

I’m pretty picky about my wieners… Get your smutty mind out of the gutter.. … I’m talkin’ hot dogs…. more specifically – German style wieners. And the absolute best wiener in the world is made by Schaller & Weber. (Visit them at http://www.schallerweber.com/ and place an order.) There is just something about that pork and beef blend, their traditional German spices and that crackly, ooohh soo crunchy natural casing that just defies an adequate, justifying description. Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure there’s nothing wrong (for some people) with Hebrew National or Nathan’s – but they’re all beef – And an all – beef wiener (quit giggling) is just tough and chewy. A winner wiener needs some pork to make it tender; it needs fat to make it unctuous; it needs natural oinky intestine casings to give it that critical crack when you sink your teeth into it…. otherwise, you might as well be eating Oscar’s bologna. and… It needs one more thing to make it perfect SLAW – You see, I’m a minimalist when …