· In The Holiday Collection, Winter, Winter Food This evening was lots of fun for me. Hubby took me on a date! No kids or anyone else…just us. We went to our favorite German restaurant and had a wonderful time. The food was great as it always is. I love the braised then roasted fresh pork hock that they serve with a really flavorful pan dripping sauce. The outside is so crispy and delicious while the inside is falling of the bone tender. The only problem with the whole thing is the size…it’s huge!!!! The leftovers are so good that’s really not a complaint.
lbs Fresh ground chuck
spanish onion chopped
of garlic (if they are very large make it 3) minced
organic tomato paste
of the brine from the olives
your favorite hot sauce (I used crystal)
crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
2 -3 tablespoons
olive oil (for sautéing)
and fry 2 at a time until they are nicely golden brown. Don’t fry them too fast or they will not cook through evenly. That crust is so good!!!!! Once the pastries are perfectly deep golden brown drain them on paper towels and keep frying until they are all cooked.
Theholidaysare upon us and this is the time of yearforparty, partypar-tay. This is alsothe time of yearfor film nominationsand my husbandand I each receive DVD screeners from the studios so that we can vote
They've been amainstay in my familyasaperfectaccompanimentfor drinks since then. When makingabatch of lumpia, you caneasilypackagethe uncooked rolls in Zip-lock bagsand freeze them to have on handfor whenever you might need them
We were home fortheholidays but I was so sick with food poisoning from alocalrestaurant. Fortunately, my daughtercame to the rescue andprepareda wonderful dinner for everyone, even though I couldn't eat much
Both of these recipes meet all of theabovecriteria – theytastescrumptiousandappeal to the eye. If you want to keep some of the stress out of your holiday, you should consider makingextrasand freezing them when you do your holidaybaking (both of these recipes work well for this)