Bangers at Cosco. I asked a few Irish and English friends on facebook how to cook them, and did some google searches before finding the recipe on their website. I didn't use their recipe, but will probably try it next time with the current jelly...sounds good.
The recipe I used:
Browned the Bangers in a skillet in olive oil somewhere around 5 minutes a side (hard to get all sides brown, mostly it's just 2 sides because the curl of a sausage). Placed them in the oven on warm.
Made Mash Potatoes (something I NEVER make) it said to add dry mustard which I didn't have so added some ground ginger instead for a little kick. I'm not one to measure when cooking, just added what seemed right in terms of milk, and butter. The recipe said 1/4 cup of butter and milk and 2 TBLS of the mustard, 1 tsp of salt and pepper.
Brown 2 large red onions in 1 TBLS butter, I used 1 huge red onion, and sprinkled in olive oil instead of butter. Says to cook them about 8 minutes...I didn't time them, just cooked them until they looked right to me then added a can of beef broth (recipe called for 6 cups, I didn't have that much...but I was also cooking for 2 instead of 4 so it was fine. 2 cups of red wine.......I added more to offset the shortage of beef broth a bit, and I tossed in a little chicken stock I had in the fridge (maybe 1/4 cup). Let it cook to half the volume it said. I cooked it down a bit more, as I wanted it a little thicker.
When my potatoes where done, I added them to the oven as well, though that's not what the recipe said to do. They assume you fix the potatoes and sit down to eat. I had everthing at ready, had turned off the onion gravy and then when hubby came home, turned the gravy back on very low while we had cocktails.........then served it.
It was hit. The sausage..Bangers is a much lighter texture then say Polish Sausage or Bratwurst. When he brought the Bangers home, I thought they were an Irish meal, but turns out it's more of an English meal.
Thanks Kim, Heather, and Christine for the imput.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Have continued to work on the ghans in the previous post (just scroll back for the pictures), and am itching to start a new project....some yarn is calling my name
Hope you're all safe and warm indoors, as the last several days have been brutally cold. I think about those living out in the elements without a roof over their heads and hope they somehow are protected from the elements. Am so grateful for all those who've sent donations in lately for Bridge and Beyond and am working at catching up on writing and scheduling the blog posts.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
hungry vacuum, posted story HERE The shawl was for a friend of my Daughter's who's going through chemo.
Recently started this shawl/scarf. I say either or, as it might not be large enough for a shawl? We'll see when completed. The pattern calls it a shawl. I started this long ago and frogged it. The handspun just wasn't showing up very well in the original pattern, and it's better here .......though still not great. Plus the color is off a bit, it's really more gold then the picture shows. Strange how that happens sometimes.
Bridge and Beyond, but had to frog about half of what you see here in the picture. Kept having issues........pathetic since it's just garter stitch, but somehow my fingers and brain weren't playing nice together....typically in the evening after a Martini....hum...So, haven't taken an updated photo, but it's currently about twice this large with the colors stripes slightly different. I do like the color combination.
Both ghans, and the shawl/scarf were projects I took on the road during January and February when hubby and I traveled to Hilton Head, SC. Love going there in the winter. No worries about a sunburn, but you also don't have to shovel snow.
That brings me sorta up to date. While away I did yoga for the very first time and enjoyed it. A beginners class at the resort where we stayed. I don't remember it all, and wonder if doing just a few things still is good...or if doing things in a particular order is part of the benefit? Anyone know? I also used exercise equipment for the very first time. A couple of days were too windy and wet to walk outside so I did some walking on the treadmill, road the stationary bike, and used an elliptical. I also enjoyed that and wished I had a reasonable or predictable schedule enough to perhaps get a gym membership..........or maybe buy some equipment for here at the house.
Hoping to get back into blogging more in 2015, and hope you all are doing well. Tell me what you've been doing.