Pretzel and Mustard Coated Schnitzel

Pretzel Crusted Schnitzel

I don’t often cook to accommodate my German side.  I find the noodle and potato heavy meals very dense.  As I age I prefer lighter meals with more vegetables and fruits.  I never thought I’d say that, but life slows down after I eat a heavy meal and I need a nap.  Ha.  But schnitzel?  Well I do love my fried, crusty pork cutlets with a bit of a mustard sauce.  And not only during Oktoberfest! Continue reading

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Boozy Pineapple Ribs {Bourbon Time!}

Bourbon Pineapple Ribs

Bourbon Pineapple Ribs

I’ve been working on reducing the contents of our freezers.  The winter weather Up North seems like a good time to thaw frozen meats and things for comfort foods.  I was in the mood for potato salad, which I posted last week.  Ribs were a natural accompaniment to the meal.  I had a fruity, boozy sauce in mind.  Pineapple and bourbon would coat and caramelize the ribs to perfection. Continue reading

Craving Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

We always have Swedish meatballs for Christmas Eve.  They are a tradition in our Christmas Eve buffet, along with mashed potatoes to ladle the meatballs and gravy over.  This year we were away at my Dad’s for Christmas and we went a traditional roast turkey and the trimmings route.  The ground beef and ground pork for the Swedish meatballs were tucked away in the freezer for another time. Continue reading