Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lughnasadh Recipes

I really should have posted these last week but I've been feeling rather lazy and nostalgic for autumn and winter, im so not a summer spring person, I like cold and dark, lol. So I've spent most the day plopping my fat butt on the couch watching Food Network and learning some nifty new recipes. Anyway here's some recipes for the Sabbat tomorrow.

Rose Petal Wine

4-5 organic roses
1 large bottle of wine.

Remove petals from stems, gently rinse in a colander, and place in the bottom of a wine bottle. Please make sure the roses have been organically grown without any pesticides at all. Pour the wine over petals and serve.  I know not all that fancy but is really kinda neat looking. alliteratively you could make witch brew that we use on every Sabbat.

Corn Bread Sabbat cake

Okay it's no secret among my family and friends that I LOVE cornbread:)
3/4 cups sifted flour
2 1/2 tsp.. baking powder
2 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1 egg beaten
3 tbs. melted butter
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cup cornmeal

Grease a 9x9 pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cornmeal. Add egg, melted butter and milk. Blend by hand or with electric mixer but do not overmix. Pour batter into pan and bake @375 for 25 minutes o until top is golden brown.
I never cook my food on a super high tempt anymore as I have a tendency to burn ir and cooking things slower gives better flavor.

Beef or Lamb patties

4 lb ground beef r lamb
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1tsp. basil
1 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 small onion chopped fine
1 slice of bread soaked in 1/4 cup milk

combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick patties and broil for about 10 minutes on each side or grill.

Wild herb salad with vinaigrette

3-4 cups arugala leaves
12 red clover blossoms
2 sprigs rosemary
10 medium to large basil leaves rough chopped
2 purple mustard leaves or red cabbage rough chopped
10-20 mint leaves

Toss them all together in a lrge bowl and for dressings:

8 tbs olive oil
4 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tsp minces garlic

Roasted corn on the cob (hubby's personal fav)

Fresh ears of corn
Salt and pepper

Nothing really fancy here. Pull the husks down without pulling them off. Remove silk threads. Rinse corn with water. Rub with butter and salt and pepper. Replace husks twisting the ends to secure and place in the oven @400 for 25 minutes or on the grill for 25 minutes.

Berries and cream.

1/2 lb fresh strawberries
1/2 lb fresh blueberries
1/2 lb fresh raspberries if available
1/2 lb fresh blackberries
1 pint whipping cream (heavy cream)
1 tsp. sugar

Toss berries in a large bowl. Whip cream in a small bow with beaters that ave been chilled in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Whip until the cream is thick and light and forms soft peaks.

And if you're like me and are really lazy or always in a rush just get a tub of already made whipped topping, lol

Okay that's about it for this menu, hope some of you like what I've suggested.

 Brightest Blessings

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