Food for Thought – May 7, 2013

As I write this, it’s a beautiful day with a clear blue sky, fluffy clouds and nice warm weather. Makes me think of grilling a meal an eating outdoors.

The following recipe for brats is from Better Homes Cookout ’73.

Mustard Brats

1 lb. bratwurst (6 brats)

1/4 cup light cream

2 Tbsp. prepared mustard

1/2 tsp. instant minced onion

1/4 tsp. coarse cracked pepper

(1) 16 oz. can sauerkraut, drained and heated

Cut each brat into thirds. Thread on four skewers. Combine cream, mustard, onion, pepper and a dash paprika. Grill brats over medium hot coals for 7-8 minutes, brushing with sauce frequently.  Serve over sauerkraut.

Serves: 4

The following recipe for grilled pork chops is from Family Circle, June 1973.

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples

1/2 cup vegetable or olive oil

1 tsp. each, leaf sage and rosemary, crumbled

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 Tbsp. paprika

1 tsp. pepper

4-8 apples

Trim excess fat from chops. Combine oil, salt, sage, rosemary, ginger, paprika and pepper in a bowl. Brush on both sides of chops. Let stand for 1 hour. Grill, five minutes above hot charcoal, turning and brushing frequently with remaining marinade. Allow 35 minutes for chops to roast apples, place one or two on tip of long skewer. Hold over fire, turning constantly. In 15-20 minutes the apples should be golden brown outside, hot and juicy and slightly soft within. Serve with pork.

Serves: 4

This last thought comes from M. Rosser Lansford

A Summer Thought

Let me walk in the woods of home

On a peaceful Summer day.

And know the joy of being alone

Where God’s little creatures play.

Let me sit by the shallow creek

Where hangs the new muscadine.

And watch the diving osprey streak

From atop some lofty pine.

Let me lie in the woven shade

Of an ancient sweetgum tree

And watch white clouds slowly fade

Into the massive marquee.

Let me feel the warmth of the sun

Where wildflowers bow with bloom,

And let me rest when day is done

In my chosen wooded room.

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Until next time,

Ellie