Give your loved ones extra hugs today too. :)
I'm going to treat myself to lobster tonight. Not sure how I will cook it but the store had a kazillion of them and I couldn't resist bringing one home.
I made my first Serviettenknödel recently. Had not tried these before. A friend in Austria described them to me and I wanted to give them a go.
I combined two eggs, salt, pepper, minced onion, parsley and about 1 cup of milk..
added day old bread cubes... I guessed on the amount. Wanted the mixture to be moist.
Rolled into a piece of cheesecloth. Kitchen towels are used but I tried it with cheesecloth instead.
then I let it simmer in salted water until firm...
sliced and served. I also tried some sliced and fried in butter, they were tasty too!
While making this, I had a pot of venison buck and bourbon simmering on the drum smoker.
Heated a bit of bear lard..
seasoned some venison with salt and pepper then dredged in flour and browned in the lard...
added onions and garlic...
a bit of bourbon...
beef stock, margoram, thyme, coarse salt, pepper, oregano... about two pinches of each.
Then into the drum to catch a bit of smoke.
The venison simmered until tender, about 5 hours.
The venison buck-n-bourbon with "napkin" dumplins..
It was pretty tasty. I can see adding all sorts of spices and herbs to these dumplins to change up the flavor. Will be making these again for sure. :)
Hope everyone has a great V Day!