Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Burgundy Mushrooms

This is one of my husband's favorite holiday sides...

4 lbs white button mushrooms
1 litre Burgundy wine
2 cups of boiling water
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dill seed
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 beef bouillon cubes
4 chicken bouillon cubes
4 cloves garlic, peeled

Throroughly wash mushrooms and throw them into a large crockpot, and rest of the ingredients.  (Normally your crock pot lid will not fit perfectly when you have all ingredients in the crock pot, don't worry the mushrooms will shrink and the lid will fit perfectly in about an hour. )  Turn crock pot on low and cover for 6 hours, then remove lid and continue cooking uncovered for 3 hours.

Add salt to taste and the end of the cooking process.  The mushrooms will be very dark in color. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Molasses Crinkles

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup full flavor molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar

1.  Mix shortening, brown sugar, molasses & egg thoroughly in a large bowl.  Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar.  Cover & refrigerate at least 2 hours.

2.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease cookie sheets.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls.  Dip tops of balls into granulated sugar.   Place balls, sugar side up, 3 inches apart on cookie sheet.   Sprinkle each cookie with 2 or 3 drops of water.

3.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set but not hard.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.