I decided I wanted to cook meals out of our freezer all week since the freezer is packed full. We couldn’t fit a Ritz cracker in there if we wanted to. So I looked int0 there this morning and started pulling things out and noticed we have an awful lot of chicken in there of just about every variety right now. I have a whole chicken, boneless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, drumsticks and whole chicken breasts. Now I just have to figure out how I want to cook it all this week. I think I would like to try to grill as much of it as possible, but I haven’t quite figures out how I am planning to cook it all just yet. I also have some pork chops I plan to make this week as well, but for today I thought I would post a simple recipe I am doing for some bratwurst on the grill. i picked some up at Adams Farms in Newburgh, where they make their own bratwurst and they looked pretty good so I thought I would give them a try.
Beer, to cover (you can use whatever beer you like here. I am using a Sam Adams. I wouldn’t suggest using a strong stout as you may not like the flavor, but hey, to each his own 🙂 )
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 stick butter
Place the bratwurst in a Dutch oven with the onions and butter. Cover the bratwurst with the beer. Bring to a boil over medium heat and reduce to a simmer until the bratwurst is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a grill to medium high heat. Remove the bratwurst from the Dutch oven and place on the grill. Grill until golden brown, about 5 to 10 minutes. Serve the bratwurst on hot dog buns or sub rolls with the onions, sauerkraut, grilled onions, grilled peppers and/or mustard (onions and mustard are my particular favorites).
I love a grilled bratwurst where you get the crunch of the bratwurst and the spice mixed with the onions and the mustard, yum yum. Serve them with some potato salad or grilled potatoes and either corn on the cob or some grilled vegetables like zucchini, and you’re all set. And don’t forget to have some beer ready to go along with the brats.
Now I have to find some chicken recipes for this week. If anyone has some good suggestions, please pass them along! I’ll scout around and see what I can come up with for stuff on the grill this week and hopefully post them today or tomorrow. until then, enjoy your day and enjoy your meal!