Saturday night – 06/28/2014

I listen to a number of podcasts while driving hither and yon.  Most of them have to do with cooking. As I’ve mentioned before, one of my favorites is America’s Test Kitchen Radio. On a recent episode the host and test cook Dan talked about something called ‘Milk-Can Supper’. Long story short it is a one pot meal and it sounded intriguing. Basically you layer red potatoes, cabbage, corn on the cob, carrots, onion and bratwurst in a large pot and use a pale colored beer as the steaming liquid. The end result was delicious.

Since this is a true one-pot meal the menu isn’t very long.

Milk-Can Supper

Caramelized Brown Sugar Cake

8 gathered for dinner this week (7 adults; 1 kid).

I can’t say enough about how good the milk-can supper was. Everything was so flavorful, from the potatoes to the brats. I used Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale in place of the mass market pale lager suggested on the podcast. I had a Napa cabbage on hand from the food co-op we use so that took the place of the green cabbage. This dish may be one of the top 10 things I’ve ever made. So good.


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