I really should get extra credit since 5 of these were cooked over an open fire (and it's amazing how many children are astonished, "What? No microwave?").
Here are a few photos from this weekend’s Pioneer Days at the Lincoln Pioneer Village in Rockport, Indiana. You’ll see Lady Suzanne, Lady Gwendoline, Sir Bowie, and a few other reenactors (Sorry, no Sir James as he was the one taking the photos).
I think the dish that turned the most heads was Lucy Saunders’ Clam Chili with Bock Beer. Most turned their nose up to it when they heard “clams,” but a few brave souls tried it and, despite my “season to taste” is a little hotter than most cooks, it was well received.
Basically, it’s celery, onion, bell peppers, garlic (yes, I used twice as much as called for), tomatoes, clam juice, cayenne pepper and pepper flakes, red beans, chopped clams, fresh parsley (actually from the Village’s garden) and bock beer (I used a nice smoked bock beer).
As always, you can find the complete recipe on beercook.com
Other recipes that were cooked this weekend and last Saturday:
Brats N Beer Potato Salad (how can you go wrong with Bratwurst, Potatoes, and Beer?)
Beerbecue Sauce with an Upland IPA
Dunkel Date Nut Bread
Big Beer & Beef Stew
Great Big Shrooms with Spicy Sausage
Apples in Beer (Suzanne cooked this one up for the group)
Wild Rice Soup with Cream and a Porter Beer (George Washington’s favorite beer)
Challenge Update = 25 Beer Recipes in 30 Days
53 to go by January 1, 2010
Sir Bowie “Squire Kuhn 1809” of Greenbriar