What a Crock of Nothing

Good news! I secured the domain name rockoutwithyourcrockout.com (thx Aaron for the idea – have to give credit where it is due). So, sometime in near future I’ll be sporting ads for Summers Eve, Good Cooking & Real Mature Singles. Click at your own risk.

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Rock Out With Your Gut Out

I had to take a weekend off of the crock. I contemplated it, but alas, it was too late. Otherwise I would have made a serious concoction of Rainer beer, frozen gyoza, Tim’s Cascade Vinegar/Salt chips & store brand sauerkraut – but I thought best of that one. Who knows what kind bowel chowder that would have produced…lets not think of such things & move on.

I spent weekend with good friend from Omaha consuming mass amounts of area micro beers & showing him that Seattle isn’t all rain (until today). On monorail (mono meaning one & rail meaning rail) we talked about eats during Seahawks game & I immediately went gravy side. Here is NON crock recipe, but if you are wanting some white trash comfort food, this one will do the trick. And it seems appropriate for a Husker game – which we freaking won!

1 lb grd beef
1 can beef broth, divided (we stand)
1/2 onion
2 tbl parsley
1 tbl basil
2 garlic cloves
some salt & pepper
2 tbl cornstarch – you’ll need more trust me

Mashed potatoes – about 8 or so, 1 lg dollop of butter, 1/4 | 1/3 cup milk & 1 small container of Greek yogurt (zing). You need to boil the potatoes first of course or do I need to hold your hand thru that process also? If I do, take off apron, look in mirror & say “I’m not cut out to boil things”.

In a large skillet, cook beef; drain.
Add 1-1/4 cups beef broth, onion, parsley, basil, garlic, season salt and pepper.
Simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until onion is tender.

In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth – I said smooth dammit, not lumpy!

Stir into beef stuff. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened (this is where you might need to add a tad more cornstarch, its ok even if its hot, just whisk it up a bit)
Toast some toast, put mashed potatoes on toast & then smother with gravy beef goodness.

Oh, by the by – the side dish was okra. Much to my dismay it had to be the frozen kind (slimy bastard) since I’d had too much vitamin R (Seattle reference) to deal with being all epicurious or bicurious or trycurious.

Next up – some sort of Vegan healthy crap for Carla’s GI problems.

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