It shall be this one's duty to offer recipes and menus. These will be easy to follow, and tested to be good enough that a slave would allow his Master to serve it to Master's Guests and reflect only the best of his Master.
For far worse than Master's anger is Master's disappointment.
With the start of Autumn,
slave thought it time to dust off an old recipe and up date a nice
beef stew for you! Retro “grandmother-type” food, yet not
fattening, now that is comforting.
This is a thick, hearty meal
that will “stick to your ribs” but not your waist! The aroma that
awaits your arrival home just says: “somebody cares”!
½ pounds boneless chuck steak, cut into 4 equal pieces
teaspoon beef seasoning
teaspoon black pepper
sweet onion, cut into big chunks
½ cups beef broth
tbs balsamic vinegar
tablespoon brown sugar
10 - ounce white mushrooms, quartered
frozen mixed vegetables (thawed)
out your slow cooker and spray.
the onion into big chunks.
the chuck into 4 or 5 large pieces and trim the biggest hunks of fat
off of them. Season both sides of beef with seasonings.
medium high heat, warm 2 tbs oil to brown the sides of meat. Note
here slave threw the hunks of fat from the chuck to render a grease
that is just full of flavor. Remove this gristle before adding the
pieces of meat you will use. Think about it. Why throw away all of
that flavor along with the fat? Use it to brown the meat and impart
flavor – then throw it away. Brown approximately 4 minutes per
side. Just to get a nice color on it.
half of the onion into the cooker and lay the meat on top, then cover
with the rest.
a small bowl, combine broth, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and brown
sugar. Pour over all and cover.
on LOW for 8 hours.
the 7 hour mark add the mushrooms and thawed vegetables)
rinsed the mushrooms and cut them into big chunks also.
and let finish cooking.
the end of 8 hours, remove the meat & vegetables with a big
slotted spoon. Pour liquid into a sauce pan over medium heat.
2 tbs cornstarch with 2 tbs water until well mixed. Stir this slurry
into the sauce and stir as you bring to a boil to thicken. You will
want this very thick because when you add it back to the stew,
it will thin out.
this together with vegetables and meat for a wonderful old fashioned
stew that would make your grandmother proud!
the way home, a nice Italian bakery sliced up a crusty loaf for me.
Which gets wrapped in foil and placed in a 300 degree oven for about
10 minutes to warm!..
simple slow cooker meal delivers big time taste with very little
effort. This is a great basic recipe that with your own personal
tweaks could become Your signature dish.
basics of barbecuing pork are right here. An acid (balsamic vinegar)
A sweet (honey) some very low and slow cooking. Done inside in your
slow cooker while you are at work. YUM!
(2-3 pound) shoulder pork roast salt and pepper ¼ cup honey 1
cup beef broth ½ cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons
Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons
cornstarch 2 tablespoons water
slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle salt and pepper on
all sides of the pork roast and place inside the slow cooker. Drizzle
honey over the top of the roast.
make the honey come of the bottle, let it sit in bowl of hot tap
water. Be sure to wipe the top of the bottle of honey and the cap so
the next time it will come off easier.
a medium bowl, mix together beef broth, vinegar, Worcestershire
sauce, and garlic powder. Pour AROUND the roast not on top!
for 8-10 hours
or on high for 5-6 hours.
it's finished, Carefully lift the roast out and cover with a sheet of
foil to rest for 5 minutes.
juices from the slow cooker into a saucepan over medium high heat. In
a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of corn starch and 2
tablespoons of water. Pour cornstarch mixture into saucepan and whisk
quickly. When mixture starts to thicken, pour over roast and enjoy!
Serve a small bowl on the side for a sauce.
paired this with a simple side of angel hair pasta and Parmesan
cheese and some frozen broccoli spears. (Yes, slave usually fixes
fresh but frozen are an OK side, just not as good for you.)
my Master Indy and so grateful for the chance.
satisfy and restore.
nourish, support and maintain.
gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
nurture, assist, and sustain
allow me to introduce you to an icon in computers. A man who did so
much for his country and was so brutally treated afterwords:
Turing was a brilliant man. His pioneering work with designing and
building computers was a prominent factor in winning WWII. His
machine broke the “un-breakable” German Enigma Code machine.
created the first computers and first computer programs. After the
war, Turing created the first detailed design of a “stored-program”
Computer. While most of his work was top secret, it was found
out that Turing was gay! 1n
1952, he admitted to having had sex with another man and was
court ordered him to undergo injections of female hormone to “cure
or lower his sex drive”. These not only made him impotent and
caused him to grow female type breasts, the injections also induced
physiological disturbances. In
spite of the horrific damage being done to his body & mind, he
continued his work. Turing was a founding father of modern cognitive
science. He thought of the human brain as a digital computer. Turing
theorized the cortex at birth is an 'unorganized machine' which
through 'training' becomes organized 'into a universal machine or
something like it'. He
pioneered what is now referred to as Artificial Intelligence.
worked on what would now be called Artificial Life, using a
computer to model aspects of biological growth, in particular a
chemical mechanism by which the genes of a zygote could determine the
anatomical structure of the resulting animal or plant. In the middle
of this groundbreaking work he was found dead.
1954 The coroner ruled cyanide poisoning. It was assumed a
suicide but it could have been accidental or otherwise. A news
release claimed he had eaten an apple that had cyanide on it but no
tests were made. The man who had saved the United Kingdom had become
an embarrassment to the Crown. He was now gone.
is reported that Steve Jobs decided to use an apple with a bite taken
out logo as a tribute to this great man. In 2013 Turing was awarded a
posthumous Royal Pardon.
last year a movie about Alan Turing: “The Imitation Game” with
Benedict Cumberbatch brought his story to the world.
next month, October is LGBT History Month!
Please buy slave's cookbook:
Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White
This personal revelation is
one of several lines of graffiti that constitute one of the earliest
known uses of the Greek alphabet! (Both Simias and Krimon are male
names.) The inscriptions were found in recent years on rocks and
boulders at the site of the sanctuary of Apollo Karneios (Horned
Apollo). You just never know what you will learn here!
sweet chicken dish uses one of the most healthy foods: quinoa. If you
are not brave enough to try, you can always use rice and just never
experience the joys of modern cuisine.
a covered sauce pan, cook ½ cup of quinoa in the cup of broth over
a medium heat Let this cook for about 20 minutes until liquid is
peach halves, reserving ½ cup syrup.
serves this with some roasted fresh broccoli:
sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and ½ teaspoon paprika. Heat oil
in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook for 4 minutes
per side or until no longer pink (170 degrees F). Add peaches the
last 2 minutes. Transfer to platter and cover with foil.
that is cooking: dice the green pepper, use about ½ cup and freeze
the rest! Cut green tops of 2 onions into diagonal slices; set
aside; chop remaining onions. When chicken is removed mix the onions
and green pepper into the skillet and let cook for 1 – 2 minutes
the reserved syrup into the quinoa along with the onions & green
pepper. Have a small bowl of the onion tops for garnish.