Sunday, April 28, 2013

Civap "Polish style"

Well husband never ceases to amaze me.  After 5 days of putting up with my diva -like behavior and asking for everything under the moon and stars, he made civap for dinner.  It wasn't exactly my style of civap but it was delicious none the less.  Here is his recipe and you MUST serve this in the back yard with a candelabra and Pavarotti......

 1 part pork sausage
3 parts deer meat (or beef if you so choose)
 lots of vegeta
Maggi (you do know wht Maggi is, right??) to taste (about 5 shakes)
2 eggs beaten
one onion chopped
parsley and pepper
BBQ sauce.

Mix meats in a bowl  Add all the other ingredients and miss with your hands until fully meshed and mixed   shape into patties or "turd" like shapes.  Grill until done.

Perfection is serving out in the back yard with opera and a great bottle of wine!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Chicken Yassa (Week "whatever")

You gotta love a higher education .... While it fills your brain with knowledge, it drains your bank account, sucks up your free time and consumes every waking thought (more than one can imagine.... I lay in bed thinking of Manovas and Mancovas!!). With that I have lost track of the weeks and I am getting a bit less vigilant with my fresh and local posts.

I did however decide to go gluten free for a couple of weeks (I heard it would improve my joint issues... HA we'll see). That being said, tonight I went a little wild with a recipe from my pal Mona who worked in the peace corp. Chicken Yassa. I paired this with a quinoa and brown rice, tossed with tomatoes, turmeric and garlic.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Polish to go (Week 15)

Easter is here and my hubby was missing "the old country" so I packed up my goodies and took them to my parent's give him a little Polish Easter in the middle of our Croatian festivities.  His number one favorite is the "French Salad" that his Mom makes.  Forgive the "white bars"....the blog is acting up!!

Francuska saƂatka

  • 4 cups potatoes (cooked diced)
  • 32 oz mixed vegetables (frozen, cooked and drained)
  • 16 oz frozen peas (cooked and drained)
  • dill pickle (diced)
  • 12 cup green onion (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
  • salt and pepper
  • 34 cup mayonnaise
  • 34 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp prepared mustard
  • hard-boiled eggs (chopped)
  • Mix everything together gently and chill for at least 2 hours.  
Next is Cwikla.  This a beet and horseradish relish that he LOVES.  I can't give you a cool recipe so I will tell you what I do....  Boil 5 small beets.  Peel and throw in the food processor with the blade inside.  Add 3 heaping tablespoons of prepared horseradish   The best is Trader Joe's at this point, unless you are lucky enough to be growing this weed in the garden.  Add a teaspoon on vegeta (or salt and pepper each), then a splash of white vinegar or two.  Whirl till chunky but smooth.  Serve chilled on top of hard boiled eggs.