November 24, 2014 9:54 am at 9:54 am #1051883
Also – hot tip for the budget minded. Hit up your local butcher, for something like a beef tenderloin you can totally use a lesser/commercial grade of beef and save a ton of money. I paid $10.60/lb for a trimmed “4 plus” loin – saved big vs $20-30lb at a grocery. A choice or prime grade tenderloin is almost redundant.
ETA – I went to United Provisions Meat and Seafood out of the Near East co-op. They had 3+ or 4+ trimmed vac sealed loins ready to go.November 24, 2014 10:11 am at 10:11 am #1051886
Hey Snarf. Do I have your permission to use that last photo as part of my rotating desktop backgrounds?November 24, 2014 10:22 am at 10:22 am #1051892
Do it! Meatgrounds are totally a thing.November 24, 2014 10:48 am at 10:48 am #1051899
That is lovely! I was thinking of a standing rib roast for Xmas but the presentation of beef wellington is just so nice. I’ve only made individuals ones before for my husband and myself. How many did your feed, Snarf?November 24, 2014 10:57 am at 10:57 am #1051901
ETA – I went to United Provisions Meat and Seafood out of the Near East co-op. They had 3+ or 4+ trimmed vac sealed loins ready to go.
I was just there yesterday but got Hot Chicken insteadNovember 24, 2014 11:02 am at 11:02 am #1051902
That is lovely! I was thinking of a standing rib roast for Xmas but the presentation of beef wellington is just so nice. I’ve only made individuals ones before for my husband and myself. How many did your feed, Snarf?
I could have fed 10-12 probably, one thick slice each. 4.2lb loin that I probably trimmed off a 1.5lb or so, tossed it in the freezer – might make hamburger with it. $45 for that loin, could have spent thrice that at Bluescreek.November 24, 2014 11:16 am at 11:16 am #1051907
nice use of “thrice”November 25, 2014 9:21 am at 9:21 am #1052049
I got some of the Laurelville cider, I love it, but it’s starting to ferment.
So, my hand is forced. I’m going to try to make cider vinegar. I poured it off into two bottles and capped them with paper towel and rubber bands. Now I wait.November 25, 2014 10:41 am at 10:41 am #1052063
A Kitchen Inspired by Cultivating Tradition
November 25, 2014 7:50 am – Natalie Buehler
The Holidays are a cherished time of year to spend with friends and family. A time to be comfortable and celebrate! Celebrate our loved ones, gratitude, and of course food. Traditionally, Thanksgiving and Christmas are a time of over-indulgence: a challenge for the health-conscious soul. However, as years pass, an ever-increasing number of individuals are making the shift to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Vegan, the more stringent of the two, excludes all animal products.
READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/a-kitchen-inspired-by-cultivating-traditionNovember 25, 2014 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm #1052104
Thanks y’all. This isn’t at all the “intermediate” level of difficulty as advertised – this was some hardcore heavy duty undertaking imo.
Well done Snarf! You’ve outdone yourself.December 14, 2014 10:44 am at 10:44 am #1054689
Brownies w/ Reese’s chips
This morning’s cooking project
2 sticks of butter, softened
2 cups sugar (white or brown, your choice)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
handful of peanut butter chips (or chopped nuts, etc.)
Separately mix the wet and dry ingredients, then combine.
(I always start the wet with the eggs, then if there’s a bit of shell I don’t have to find it in the whole wet mix.)
Pour into a 9×9 baking pan, bake at 325 for approximately 25 minutes. A metal pan will cook and cool faster than glass.December 24, 2014 3:28 pm at 3:28 pm #1056286
FYI, I have my beef wellington ready to go in the fridge. Prepped it last night and will be baking it tonight. With the puff pastry wrapped around it right now, it resembles a huge Chipotle burrito. Can’t wait.December 25, 2014 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #1056344
I made a beef Wellington for Xmas eve! I don’t know if I can get the photo to attach though because I’m only on my phone right now.
Edit – Instagram link it is! Sorry http://instagram.com/p/xBAbE9xXZt/December 25, 2014 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #1056362
^gorgeous!December 27, 2014 8:57 am at 8:57 am #1056504
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