Beer is a great addition to stews. It’s a simple way to create a great sauce without adding too many other ingredients. I used a lager beer but feel free to use any kind. The stew is cooked on low heat so make sure you’re home long enough to check up on it!
We didn’t eat Brussels sprouts growing up, but after moving back to the East Coast they quickly became one of my favorite seasonal vegetables. I typically roast them in the oven which makes the outside crispy and brown, while the inside stays nice and tender.
This recipe is adapted from Laura Calder’s Beer Bird. In her recipe she uses whole cornish game hens but I use chicken drumsticks. Chicken thighs would work fine as well. The chicken is cooked in herbs, garlic, chopped carrots and beer. I used a dark doublebock beer which is a strong German lager. I thought it would only be fitting because it’s Oktoberfest season!
Looking back at my recent posts, there have been quite a few one-pot meals. I enjoy preparing and coming up with new creations and hope that my readers find them just as useful as I do. This particular dish can be prepared in many different ways, such as layering each ingredient lasagna-style and baking it in a large pan or how I prepared it using ramekins for individual portions. But no matter how it’s cooked, it will taste delicious!
One of my favorite staples I have in the kitchen is lentils and I usually rely on a lentil dish if I’m not sure what to cook for dinner. Besides being very healthy, lentils are really versatile and can be served at any temperature, whether it’s a hot soup or a cold salad. This time I made a simple, hearty stew-like dish to ring in the fall season.
Baked eggs cooked in small portions are a great alternative to more traditional egg based breakfasts like omelets. Especially if you want to entertain, preparing eggs this way is convenient as everyone gets to eat at the same time.
There’s nothing more comforting than roast chicken. I can’t count how many times I’ve cooked it, but I can never get tired of this dish. Chicken has a nice flavor when roasted with just salt, pepper and herbs, but there are a number of other ingredients you can add.