Week 08 – time to go fishing

Wow, take a week off and everything goes to hell.  Tough game last week.  Considering our range of injuries I’m happy at least to see we got 27 points.  Still, that OT loss was tough to take.  Now we find the Fins are coming to town.  Tannenhill is no longer the rookie of last year, but the second year qb comes to town not as hot as he was when the season started.

Any given sunday though so this sunday anything can happen.  That said, we’ve got Gronk back and he looked rusty but good.  Ammendola says he’s ready to be back after getting his clock cleaned and Andre Carter is back to help our D.  I suspect a game with periods of ugly but it’ll be periods of ugly on both teams.  I like our chances and being at home I’m rooting for a key division W.

For food today I’m digging back a couple of games and bringing out the cold weather comfort food too.  We’re talking beef jerky treats and meatloaf subs.  A bottle or two of Maple Leaf Porter and it’s a day.  Read on for the recipes:

Jerky
2lbs of thin sliced steak.
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons molasses
1/2 cup of Maple Leaf Porter

Marinate for 24 hours.  Layer on the dehydrator.  I put a turn from my salt mill across the strips for a little kick.  Dehydrate for 7 hours and let cool.

Meatloaf
I have a few variations of this classic staple in my arsenal.  This version is great for dressing up for subs and leftovers.

3lbs of ground turkey or 85% lean beef
1 tablespoon of habanero hot sauce
2 eggs
1/2 cup of seasoned bread crumbs

Mix all ingredients together till integrated well.  Take a loaf pan and oil well.  I use a stoneware loaf pan.  Cook at 425 degrees for 45 minutes and check to see if done.  I cut the middle and confirm that it’s cooked through.  If not I cook for another 10 minutes.

Subs

Sub rolls from the store or a local bakery
One onion cut into thin slices and then half.
One green and one red pepper sliced into thin strips
Cheese – for this sub it’s pepper jack.

Saute onions and peppers till soft.  Slice sub rolls lengthwise.  Slice meatloaf into 1/4 inch thick slices.  Layer meatloaf, peppers and onions.  Layer cheese and toast in in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees or until cheese is melted and bread looks lightly browned.

Accent with a bbq sauce, buffalo sauce or salsa.  Enjoy.

Hope you enjoy this weeks beer and recipe selection.

Cheers,

Bill

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